2019 World Cup: we were not clinical with the bat, we could not accelerate, says Virat Kohli

BIRMINGHAM: Captain of India virat Kohli On Sunday he admitted that his team was not clinical with the bat in a flat shot and could not accelerate his career, as they lost to host England by 31 runs in a World Cup match here.

... we were not clinical with the bat, I suppose, because the window was flat. We should have accelerated and got closer, but they (England) shot magnificently, Kohli said after India's first defeat in the tournament that led to England. again in the settling of accounts for a semifinal position.

If we were clinical with the bat, if the dismissals did not happen at that time, the result could have been different. We had a good chance, when they (Pant and Pandya) were there to hit a few and get closer. To the goal and we unleash panic in his dressing room (England). We continue to lose land and that does not help in a great persecution, he added.

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He asked about Mahendra Singh Dhoni Kohli found himself intending to accelerate towards the end of the persecution in India, Kohli said, depending on the discussions with the two boys who were there. I think MS was really trying to reach the limit, but it was not coming off.

They (England) rolled in good areas and the ball was stopping, so it was difficult to hit towards the end. We have to sit down, evaluate and improve things in the next game.

Kohli, who scored 66 of the 76 installments, tried to downplay the loss and said his team was playing cricket well. India still has a good chance of qualifying for the semifinals with 11 points in seven games.

All teams have lost a game or two here or there. We are still playing cricket well, and morale remains the same in the locker room. We just have to put this aside as professional cricket players, learn from him and move forward. he said.

You just have to accept that the opposition played a better game that day. They were more clinical in terms of executing their plans.

Kohli also spoke about the short limits of the place.

The launch was vital, especially when looking at the limit that was quite short. I think it was 59m, which coincidentally is the minimum required in an international match. Pretty weird in a flat launch. It's crazy that things fall in that random place, said the Indian patron.

It is the first time that we are experiencing this. If the hitters are able to reverse the sweep, by sweeping a limit of six to 59 m, you can not do much as a spinner. They had to be smarter with their lines since it was difficult. to contain races with a short limit.

I thought (England) were going to 360 in one stage, so we did well to take things back. 10-15 minor races would have been better. Ben (Stokes) played an excellent shot and we were pleased to restrict them to 330.

England captain Eoin Morgan said it was an exceptional day for his team.

Winning the shot and hitting was an easy decision and it ended up working. Jason Roy returned, Jonny continued and got a hundred that were magnificent. The continuity of the associations led to a good total, he said.

Speaking of Indian doll duo's Yuzvendra Chahal & Kuldeep Yadav Those who went out to run on Sunday, Morgan said, are big threats, the two main factors of India, but it was fantastic to see them.

It's the way we want to play our cricket. Throughout the entries, the answer was harder to beat, it was more the purchase of the cover, so I knew it would not be easy.