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Clarke laments collective failure
Hyderabad: The thoroughly disappointed Australian captain Michael Clarke said that their batting failure in the two Tests was unacceptable.A In the...
Hyderabad: The thoroughly disappointed Australian captain Michael Clarke said that their batting failure in the two Tests was unacceptable.A In the post-match press conference, Clarke felt that despite winning a good toss, and yet putting on a mere 237 runs on the board, contributed to the second Test debacle here on Tuesday. "Batting has let us down in both Tests. But putting up just 237 was disastrous. Credit should be given to the Indian bowlers for doing a wonderful job. The entire team played brilliantly," he said. Clarke said that that had failed to jell as a single unit. "We failed as a team and most importantly, we let each other down. Most of our batsmen failed to apply themselves to the situation. Chateshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay showed us how to bat in these conditions. If you have patience and skill, you can score runs. We failed in doing that." Clarke felt that there was nothing wrong with the wicket. "Both the pitches were good Test match wickets. We should have had more patience," he said. However, he saw nothing wrong in his team's lineup. "The same batting order worked well against Sri Lanka and South Africa." He said that the side is a talented side and will bounce back from the slump. "We are very capable of bouncing back. We will try to level the series in the next two Tests. We will regroup ourselves and come hard," he said.