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Don't worry Ishant, it happens to everybody: Faulkner

Mohali, Oct 20, 2013 (PTI)
India's Ishant Sharma reacts after being trashed by Austrailian batsmen Faulkner and Voges during the 3rd ODI agianst Austrailia at PCA stadium in Mohali on Saturday. PTI Photo

Ishant Sharma bore the brunt of James Faulkner's conscious decision to go after seamers in the third ODI and the game-changing Australian all-rounder offered his sympathies to the Indian spearhead, saying that every bowler has days when he ends up looking "silly out there".

Faulkner's 29-ball 64 turned the match on its head last night as Australia chased down 304 with three balls and four wickets to spare.

Faulkner particularly targetted Ishant in the 48th over, plundering 30 runs off it which changed the course of the game. Faulkner hit a boundary followed by two huge sixes, then stole a double and to add insult to the injury, once again dispatched Ishant's last two balls for the maximum in that over.


Later, he sympathised with Ishant, saying this can happen to any good bowler.
"There is always pressure to bowl at that stage. I know that as I have done that a few times for Australia...there are going to be days when you would look silly out there, and that has happened to me a lot of times, don't worry about that," Faulkner said.
"But there are also other times when you might bowl a good over and win a game for your team, that's cricket," he added.

The seven-match series is right now 2-1 in favour of Australia. Faulkner said after the mauling in the second ODI in Jaipur, the visitors' plan was to target the medium pacers when the asking rate was mounting towards the end last night.

"I didn't feel I could get Ashwin over the long boundary, with his carom balls," Faulkner told a post-match press conference here.

"I thought the only way we could win the game is to take on the medium pacers down from the other end and try and take 20 off each over...that was our only chance to be honest," he said.

"It was a kick in the guts, the second game in Jaipur. To score 360 and have them chase down the total was really disappointing. We knew we had to bounce back with a good game and now we are 2-1 up in the series. It's going to be a really tough contest for the next four games," he added. 

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