Losing to Australia was a real disappointment after such a strong display against the West Indies. We really believed we were good enough to beat Michael Clarke's team but in the end we suffered a bad loss after a pretty dismal batting display.
The severity of that defeat means Tuesday's game against India leaves us playing a virtual quarter-final. We still might have a mathematical chance of qualifying if we lose by a narrow margin but we are focusing on winning outright and reaching the semi-finals on merit.
We bowled really well early on against Australia to restrict them to 67 for five. However, we paid a high price for missing Cameron White, on 23 at the time, at short fine-leg. He handed out brutal punishment with a superb innings, dashing our hopes of restricting them to below 150.
In the end it mattered little because we batted so poorly and were unable to build any noteworthy partnerships. I don't subscribe to the simplistic notion that we were just bounced out and foundRead More »from We know each other’s game inside out