Virat Kohli blames DRS after losing 4th ODI to Australia

File photo of Virat Kohli. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 10, 2019, 10.42 PM (IST)

Australia beat India by four wickets in fourth One-Day International (ODI) at Mohali city's Punjab Cricket Association Stadium to level the five-match series

Ashton Turner helped Australia chase down a record 359 with an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls while Indian captain Virat Kohli seemed unhappy after the match. 

Kohli blamed the Decision Review System (DRS) saying "it is not consistent at all and becoming a talking point in every game". 

Turner survived an early scare in his innings when DRS result saved him but the decision surprised Kohli as he had a long chat with the on-field umpires. 

During the post-match presentation, Kohli said, "The DRS call was a surprise, it's just not consistent at all, it's becoming a talking point in every game."

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Also, Rishabh Pant, who replaced rested Mahendra Singh Dhoni missed a chance to stump Turner on 38 and the innings and overall India were poor in the field. 

"We were sloppy in the field and should've grabbed our chances," said the India skipper. 

The dew also played a big role in Australia's innings. 

"The wicket remained good throughout, we've fallen on the wrong side of the dew in two games, but that's not an excuse. Ashton played a hell of a knock, Peter Handscomb played a brilliant innings, Usman Khawaja held the innings together. 

"They played better cricket, we got to accept and it's a record chase, they deserved to win. If we had won the toss, we would've batted first (in Ranchi). We had to get the fifth bowler out of the way tonight. If Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar was bowling with the dew, it would've been more difficult, so we wanted to get done with it first," said Kohli. 

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Kohli blamed the Decision Review System (DRS) saying 'it is not consistent at all and becoming a talking point in every game'. 

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