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'We were completely outplayed' - Bailey

Australia captain George Bailey admitted his side were decidedly second best in their World Twenty20 semi-final in Colombo on Friday (00:00)

October 5, 2012

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Australia v WI, 2nd semi-final, World Twenty20, Colombo

'We were completely outplayed' - Bailey

October 5, 2012

Chris Gayle can do that to you [make your side feel helpless]. I was disappointed to see the coin land on heads as well at this stage of the tournament. There were a few things going that way. It's a weird one. I thought we bowled ok early on and you just need to take wickets. Taking nothing away from the West Indies today, I thought the way Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo came out and batted took the pressure off Chris. He really didn't have to force his hand at all. He could bat at the tempo he wanted. Then, when he did finish, he went beautifully so, in hindsight in Twenty20 cricket, there's always a hundred things that you would do differently. But I think we had our best bowling attack for the conditions tonight and just got outplayed.

I'm sitting here feeling like we could have won the tournament, but I think once you get to the knockout stages you have to be playing your best cricket. If we were sitting here and it had been a really close game, then maybe I would feel differently. But I just feel we got completely outplayed by a better team tonight, so perhaps getting to the last four is a pass. It hurts that we haven't won this tournament. I think Australian cricket is very proud of what it's achieved and we haven't won a Twenty20 tournament so that hurts. But I think in Twenty20, all you can do is give yourself a chance to get to the knockout stages and then play your best cricket. We ticked the first box but got outplayed tonight


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