London | Jagran Sports Desk: Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Sunday said that he was satisfied with his performance on a ‘flat’ batting track in India’s match against Australia at the Oval.

Bhuvneshwar picked three wickets and gave just 50 runs in 10 overs.

"This performance is very satisfying because if you look at the conditions, it is fully in favour of batsmen. There's nothing much for the bowler and managing to get them out on this wicket has been a good boost," said Bhuvneshwar during his interaction in the mixed zone after Sunday's match.

Australian Batsman David Warner was struggling during his knock and Bhuvneshwar attributed it to proper planning by the team's bowlers.

"Since there wasn't much help from the wicket, we didn't wish to give them much room and we capitalised on it. That was our plan," he said.

But Bhuvneshwar said that the most important wicket was of former skipper Steve Smith which effectively closed the game in India's favour.

"I bowled a slower one and he missed it. That's how I got the wicket. In fact, shuffling across to the off-stump is his strength and he gets maximum runs that way. This time he missed. He missed that ball and it was a good thing for us," he added.

"The Oval has always been a good batting track and there's not much for the bowlers. We knew it would be a high-scoring match and we were mentally prepared. We just tried to make it difficult for the batsmen with slower balls and other variations," he concluded.

(with PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma