Indians Hardik Pandya (71 not attending), KL Rahul (55) and Suryakumar Yadav (46) played excellent innings to give the hosts a 208/6 lead.
However, an overwhelming bowling scene, when there is no speed spear Jasipino Bumrahand negligent actions including three dropped catches guaranteed India’s defeat.
“I don’t think we bowled well. 200 is a good score for defense, and we didn’t take our chances on the court. It was a great effort from our hitters, but the bowlers weren’t there at all,” Rohit said at the introduction ceremony.
“You can’t score 200 points a day, you need to hit well. Hardik (Pandya) hit really well to get us there. We need to rethink our bowling before the next game.”
The captain feels the game highlights areas where the team needs to work towards next month’s T20 World Cup.
“There were things we needed to look at, but it was a great game for us to understand what happened.”
Australia went to victory thanks to Cameron Green’s 61-time strike and, despite scrapping the opener and winning three more in a row, India were unable to defend their grand total.
“We know this is a high-scoring field. You can’t relax even if you hit 200. We lost to some extent, but they played really well. They played a game. extremely normal number of hits.
“If I’m in that locker room, I’m hoping to chase that total. You can back yourself off to get 60 runs in the last 4 laps.
“We couldn’t get their wicket,” said Rohit. “That was the turning point.
Winning captain Aaron Finch is delighted by the partnerships his team can put together while pursuing a big goal.
“We’ve had some really good partnerships, there have been some club-to-ball competitions.
“They hit us hard. You can expect the run to slow down if you lose. The batters tried to change the dynamics of the game.
“That’s what we play for, we’re still trying to push through all the processes leading up to the World Cup,” he added.
Green, who was inaugurated for the first time, was named Man of the Match because of his sensational innings.
“I was thrown into the abyss (first time opening) but having someone like Finchy as an experienced campaigner, he kept me calm.
“We had the luxury of seeing the Indian batman and Hardik has to be one of the best at what he does.
“It was really cool to watch them bat, and that gave us an idea of how to move while chasing,” Green said.