India thrashed Australia to square ODI series 1-1. They defeated mighty Aussies by 36 runs thanks to all-round efforts of K L Rahul. He batted at five and scored quick-fire eight. He kept wickets and effectd a stumping and two catches.
The MoM winnner said, 'I couldn't have asked for a better start. Each day I've been thrown different roles and responsibilities and I'm enjoying it for now. Batting at 5, I wanted to give myself a few balls, you know what the wicket is doing and Virat said that it's coming on nicely. A few came off the middle, and I was confident I could score, and everything else faded away. Glad I got some partnerships going and played my role to the best of my abilities'.
'Kuldeep told me my 'keeping was good too. I grew up 'keeping but I didn't do it a lot for my first-class team, but in the last few weeks I did keep for Karnataka, so I've been in decent wicketkeeping touch, so hopefully I can keep my spinners and fast bowlers happy.'