Kohli: India outplayed in all departments by Australia

India suffer heavy ODI defeat

Virat Kohli India vs Pakistan Champions Trophy 2013

Captain Virat Kohli says India showed Australia too much respect as they fell to a heavy ODI defeat in Mumbai.

Aaron Finch and David Warner both hit unbeaten tons as Australia bagged a 10-wicket win in the opening ODI of a three-match series.

India had first been bowled out for 255 in Mumbai with Shikar Dhawan top scoring with 47. Warner (128*) and Finch (110*) made no mistake of the run chase as the visitors took a 1-0 series lead.

Australia have now been made favourites to secure an overall series victory after their strong opening.

Kohli gives credit to Australia

Skipper Virat Kohli admits his side were second best in Mumbai.

He said: “We were totally outplayed in all departments. It's a strong Australian team, if you don't play well, they could hurt you.

“We saw that with the bat in hand. We didn't get enough runs.

“I thought we were too respectful at certain phases and it cost us.

“This is a chance for the team to bounce back but as I said, credit to Australia today.

“International cricket is always priceless. The experience you get in any format does well for you when you play other formats.

“The game time you get is important. If you perform in any format, it gives you confidence for the other formats.

“Today was one of those days when we weren't allowed to get into the game at all.”

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