Rohit did not touch the trophy
Indian captain Rohit Sharma did not even touch the trophy during the awards ceremony after winning the series. In fact, when it came to collecting the trophy, Rohit put KL Rahul ahead. Rahul was the captain of Team India in the first two matches of the series. At first Rohit did not even go into the frame for the photo. But he reached there on the call of Niranjan Shah. Even after this, Rohit kept distance from the trophy. He stood nearby and just gave a thumbs up gesture.
Rohit hit fifty in powerplay itself
Rohit Sharma was in a different mood in this match. He started destroying the bowlers from the very first over. Rohit hit his 5th six in the 7th over of the Indian innings. From Pat Cummins to Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, he gave a tremendous beating. The Indian captain completed his half-century in 31 balls. He completed his 50 runs in the batting powerplay itself. His bat scored an inning of 81 runs with the help of 6 sixes in 57 balls.
India’s middle order did not work
The biggest reason for India’s defeat was the failure of the middle order. Along with KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer got a good start but both could not play big innings. In this match, the Indian team was also playing with one less batsman. Washington Sundar came out to open with Rohit Sharma. While Rohit was hitting, Sundar scored 18 runs in 30 balls. In the end India had to face defeat.