Kohli's tremendous innings came to a halt at 123 runs off 95 balls when Zampa cleaned him up. Not only this, after the toss, Indian skipper Virat Kohli announced that the team would donate their match fee to National Defence Fund. Captain Kohli become overwhelmed on donating the match fee and said, "I as the captain of the team would urge everyone in the country to do the same and contribute to the National Defence Fund and help in the education and well-being of the families and children of those who lost their lives in the attack".
Kohli has now scored the second most number (eight) of centuries against Australia. The former Australia spinner took to Twitter to hail Kohli's never-say-die attitude before congratulating Australia for the win.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant (wk). At one stage, we thought we would be chasing 350, but we pulled it back after Maxi's run out. "But we were told there's going to be dew around 7 or 7.15, but there isn't a drop of dew even now (laughs)". To get 300 on that wicket was really good batting performance.
"The guys who have got out, will try to make the most of the next opportunity".
It also allows Pant the opportunity to make a late push for inclusion at the tournament, with captain Virat Kohli believing the final two games in Mohali and New Dehli the ideal opportunities for players to prove themselves. We don't want collapses. We have strung partnerships after losing two wickets, but losing three in a bunch didn't happen.
"Shami got hurt in his leg so we will need to check whether he can be fit for day after (the Mohali game)", said India assistant coach Sanjay Bangar. But, I was disappointed getting out when the difference between balls and runs were only 20.
After three ODIs between India and Australia, the hosts lead the five match ODI series 2-1.