The Telegraph
Monday , March 31 , 2014
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Batting disappoints Bailey

Dhaka: George Bailey has no words to describe Australia’s collapse, but refused to blame it on lack of motivation. Australia were bundled out for 86 as India won by 73 runs.

“It’s been disappointing… The way we batted… But I was happy with our bowling,” said the Australia captain.

“All credit to the Indian bowlers… I don’t think our batsmen can move about with their heads held high. Their shot selection was poor.”

Bailey wasn’t happy with the overall performance of the team and also referred to the fact that they were not really expecting Bangladesh to beat Pakistan, which would have helped their cause.

“We played a couple of good games but ended on the losing side. We weren’t expecting any miracles today with Bangladesh… So…

“I don’t think there was any lack of motivation. The Australia cap is enough motivation in any international event. Our batting was just disappointing. I wish we could do a few things differently… But we’re not embarrassed for anyone,” he said.

“I don’t think we’ve been fans of the way we’ve been playing. There has been a lack of game sense on a number of occasions... Hopefully we can play well against Bangladesh.”