I have to admit this was not the best of ways to kick off our ICC World Twenty20 campaign. The loss to India on Sunday was due to a combination of things. Giving away 75 runs in the last five overs was 20-odd runs too many, especially on a wicket on which 160 was a par score.
Letting India get to 180-plus made it hard for us on a difficult track. Still, I feel Jacques and I left too much for the guys coming in to do and we have to take responsibility for that. We both made reasonable scores but should have tried to rev up the run-rate a little earlier.
The other thing that proved costly for us was Raina getting a life after being caught off a no-ball on five. We did start well with the ball but once Raina got hold of us at the back end and exploited our lack of accuracy the game got away from us.
I had said before the game that it was the little things that matter and that no-ball turned the game in India's favour. He batted very well from then on and was a deserved man of theRead More »from Raina took the game away from us