Bowlers won the match for us: Gilchrist

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Adelaide, Feb 17 (UNI) Retiring Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist praised the ''fantastic'' bowling display by his team after they secured a thrilling 50-run victory over India in the ongoing Commonwealth Bank Series here today.

''The pitch turned out to be a bit slower than we expected and it wasn't free scoring for the batsmen,'' Gilchrist told Sky Sports.

''But the bowlers did it all, they've been fantastic throughout the tournament.'' There were apprehensions about the Aussie bowling as pace sphearhead Brett Lee was rested for this match. But led by Mitchell Johnson and James Hopes, the Australians tore through their opponent's batting line-up to restrict them to 153.

Gilchrist was vocal in his support for Hopes, who finished with two for 16 after a stand of 39 with man-of-the-match Michael Clarke.

''He's settling in really well into that role in the middle order and his bowling is so accurate, he's really putting pressure on the batsmen the whole time,'' he said.


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