Zampa vows to learn from Hardik blitz

Australia

Australia spinner Adam Zampa says he will learn from the over in which he was for three sixes by Hardik Pandya in the first ODI against India on Sunday.

The hard-hitting Pandya hit three consecutive sixes off leg-spinner Zampa in the 37th over on his way to 83 as the home side recovered from being 87/5 to post 281/7 in their 50 overs.

Australia then failed to chase down a revised target of 164 in 21 overs and went on to lose by 26 runs to go one-nil down in the five-match series.

The one consolation for the 25-year-old Zampa is that he did get Pandya out with 10 overs remaining to end with figures of 1-66 and that scalp was important otherwise the target might have been more.

Zampa told reporters on Tuesday: “You never like to get hit for three sixes in a row but it’s probably happened to Shane Warne and guys like that too.

“I probably bowled three balls that were just too full and as soon as you miss to a player like Hardik it’s going to go the distance. I just put it down to poor execution from me.

“As long as you don’t put yourself under too much pressure and try to learn from those situations.

“As disappointing as it was to have an over like that off me, to get him out in the end probably did make a difference between 280 and maybe 320 or 330 as well.”

The second ODI of the series takes place at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.