25 Oct
2019

I’m lost for words: Ashton Turner after sensational 43-ball 84 in Mohali

first_img commentary I’m lost for words: Ashton Turner after sensational 43-ball 84 in MohaliIndia vs Australia 4th ODI Mohali: Ashton Turner blasted a magnificent innings on Sunday to help Australia chase down 359 to win the match and level the 5-match series. No data available! view more view less advertisementcenter_img graphs scorecard India Today Web Desk MohaliMarch 10, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 00:21 IST India vs Australia 4th ODI Mohali: Ashton Turner fifty took Australia to victory. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAshton Turner scored 84 not out to help Australia beat IndiaAustralia completed a record chase in their ODI historyTurner said he had a lot of fun batting in MohaliAshton Turner was overwhelmed after his heroic innings in Mohali helped Australia gun down 359 against India in the fourth ODI to complete their record chase in ODIs and level the five-match series 2-2 on Sunday. Turner, who was playing his first match of the series in place of an injured Marcus Stoinis played a memorable innings to get Australia home.Turner hit a sensational 43-ball 84 and knocked around all the Indian bowlers to get Australia to victory. Peter Handscomb’s 117 off 105 deliveries set it up and Turner finished the job.”I’m lost for words. I turned up to the ground today. Marcus Stoinis was doing his fitness test. He had a broken thumb, I thought he would play today and I would be carrying drinks. But I had to transition my mind from not playing to playing. I had a lot of confidence. I was ready to go if given a chance. It’s not every day that we get to play,” Turner said at the post-match presentation ceremony after winning the man-of-the-match award.INDIA VS AUSTRALIA 4TH ODI: REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSTurner accepted that he rode his luck as well at times but said that “batting is a lot of fun”.”I thought India played really well and it was a great game of cricket. Batting is a lot of fun, there were a few close calls, I know I didn’t nick the one that went upstairs, but heart was racing. Few drop catches, very fortunate. It doesn’t always happen,” Turner further said.advertisementTurner revealed that Australian great Matthew Hayden had spent a lot of time with him in the net and said it was great to sit and chat with him about batting.”Haydos [Hayden] has been great to me, privileged to get my cap from him, still nervous standing up and talking to him. He’s spent a lot of time with me in the nets, was a brilliant player of spin bowling. He’s a legend, great to sit down and chat with him. Nice to hear good words from him. Try my best to watch ball closely against spin, easier to watch than not watch it.”Also Read | Mohali crowd chant Dhoni, Dhoni after Rishabh Pant’s missed chances vs AustraliaAlso Read | DRS not consistent at all, says Virat Kohli after India fail to defend 358 vs AustraliaAlso Read | Aaron Finch bags unwanted record after getting out for 0 in Mohali ODIFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Ashton TurnerFollow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia 4th ODIlast_img

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