[caption id="attachment_658244" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-658244" alt="Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/000_Q59CN.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a> and co. faced a tricky situation in a rain-affected match on Tuesday. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a> had to defend 68 in 8 overs. There was Colin Munro who smashed a boundary off his very first ball and looked in ominous touch. Colin de Grandhomme, too, looked threatening. <p></p> <p></p>However, the Indian pace attack once again rose to the occasion. Jasprit Bumrah ended with the best bowling figures of 2 for 9m while Bhuvneshwar Kumar s figures read 1 for 18. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, too, pitched in with their performance. <p></p> <p></p>However, there was a juggle between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hardik-pandya" target="_blank">Hardik Pandya</a> and Kuldeep Yadav for the final over. Kohli opted for the best man during the pressure situation. <p></p> <p></p>Despite the injury, Pandya ensured India reach the finish line. During the post-match conference, Kohli praised his bowlers and why he opted for Pandya for the final over. <p></p> <p></p><b>'Plan execution was spot on'</b> <p></p> <p></p> In the second innings, they didn t give too many boundary balls. We wanted our best bowlers to get done early and leave so many runs in the end they would be left with a lot. They executed the plans well. <p></p> <p></p><b>'Faith in Hardik'</b> <p></p> <p></p> We had the confidence in Hardik, whose off-cutters are good. The wicket was damp tonight, so the ball was sticking to the wicket. I tried going up to him (in the final over), but after three balls he said, I ll do it, you don t have to worry. As a captain, when you get that kind of confidence from your bowlers, you aren t left with much to say. He has confidence in his abilities and he finished off the game well. <p></p> <p></p><b>'They deserve a lot more credit'</b> <p></p> <p></p> They deserve a lot more credit than they usually get otherwise. The game has moved forward as a batsman s game, the shorter formats. When bowlers step up in the deciding games, it makes a difference. If you see, both teams got close to their totals, but it was the better bowling side which won the game.