Cannot fault the endeavour from the bowling and batting groups, says Australia coach Borovec

Thiruvananthapuram: Australia’s stand-in head coach Andre Borovec lauded the intent shown by the bowling and batting groups despite falling to a 44-run defeat to India in the second T20I on Sunday.

After fifties from Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad resulted in India making a massive 235/4 at the Greenfield International Stadium, Australia lost their four wickets in the first ten overs of their chase.

Marcus Stoinis and Tim David kept the charge going for Australia with a partnership of 81 runs off just 38 balls for the fifth wicket. But after the duo fell, Australia fell for 191/9 and fell short by 44 runs to be 2-0 behind in the five-match series.

“I’m really happy with that aspect of our game. The evidence was there at the end of the game – it would have been quite easy to maybe not keep going but it certainly didn’t happen … the guys kept coming, they kept shooting.”

“It’s just that we were behind on those wickets early on, which made the execution really tight for the batters and needless to say there’s inferred pressure that makes it harder to execute as the game goes on. So (I) cannot fault the endeavour from the bowling group and the batting group,” Borovec was quoted as saying by after the game ended.

He also conceded that execution is a part where Australia have to be better. “As of tonight, there’s 10 games to go for us before the T20 World Cup and one of the key pillars of our game is intent. You couldn’t fault that throughout the (batting) innings.”

“Will there be mistakes made? Of course. But if we’re making mistakes with good intent, good decisions and good plans, then if the execution doesn’t go quite right, well, we’re quite happy to accept that, and then we can work on the execution.”

Australia are also trying the ploy to open the batting with Steven Smith, with him being run out for 52 in the series opener at Visakhapatnam before falling for 19 in Thiruvananthapuram.

“One of the things we had in our planning coming into this series was to have a look at Steve (Smith) up the top and we’ve had a chance to do that now. We’ve been extremely happy with the intent that he’s shown with the bat, (I) couldn’t fault it actually,” concluded Borovec.

India are now leading Australia 2-0 in the five-match series, with the next match to happen at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Tuesday. – IANS

‘Gambhir isn’t in fray of getting ticket for Lok Sabha elections’, social media’s brutal attack on ex-opener

New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir is "not in the fray of getting a ticket for upcoming Lok Sabha elections" slated to be held in April-May this year, netizens shared brutal messages...

Green’s ton vindicates selectors’ decision to stick him in at no. 4: Hockley

Wellington: Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley believes Cameron Green's magnificent 174 in the first Test against New Zealand is a vindication of the selectors’ decision to stick with him at...

Central Contracts: Hardik Pandya’s case is different from Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, says Aakash Chopra

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra has backed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after it handed Hardik Pandya a Grade A category...

Ireland make history with maiden Test victory over Afghanistan

Abu Dhabi: Ireland clinched their first-ever Test victory, breaking a six-year drought and ending a streak of seven consecutive defeats in the longest format of the sport, beating Afghanistan by...

Shreyas and Ishan get a taste of BCCI’s new mantra

The big news on Wednesday evening was not that the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) announced central contracts for 30 players. But of that, there were two key cricketers --- middle-order...

Zaheer Khan was someone I used to watch a lot to try and learn from, says James Anderson

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) England’s veteran fast-bowler James Anderson revealed that former India left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan was someone he used to watch a lot and tried learning from...

BCCI Annual Contracts: KL Rahul, Gill, Siraj move to Grade A; Shreyas and Ishan snubbed

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) KL Rahul, Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj have moved up to Grade A in the BCCI Annual Contracts of senior men’s team for the season...

SAI centres to induct 200 para-sports athletes in 2024-25, says Minister Anurag Singh Thakur

New Delhi: In a further boost to para-sports in the country ahead of this year's Paralympic Games in Paris, Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur has announced...

Delhi court reserves order on charges against former WFI chief in sexual harassment case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved its order on framing of charges against BJP MP and former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in...

4th Test: Gill & Jurel steer India to series victory with hard-fought five-wicket win over England

Ranchi, Feb 26 (IANS) Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel joined forces to overcome massive pressure and nerves to steer India to a series victory with a hard-fought five-wicket win over...

Phenomenal series win by our young team: Virat Kohli hails Team India’s performance

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Former captain Virat Kohli lavished praise on the young Indian batters following the hosts’ hard-fought five-wicket win over England in the fourth Test in Ranchi...

‘Oye, hero nahi banne ka’: Rohit warns Sarfaraz, pulls him up for ignoring personal safety

Ranchi: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma gained attention once again when he was caught on camera reminding his young teammate Sarfaraz Khan to wear a helmet while fielding at silly point...

Read Previous

Shubman Gill appointed captain of Gujarat Titans following Hardik Pandya’s move to Mumbai Indians

Read Next

Islamophobe Geert Wilders, the new Dutch PM?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By :