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Australia Must Play Swing Better - Clarke - Yahoo Sports

view website width='200px' /> "They swung the ball nicely and bowled good areas, but our shot selection was very poor, and I thought our defence more than anything else was an area that was a lot poorer than we would have liked. "I think moving forward the balls are going to swing and we've got work to do with the bat. That's for sure." Australia were well-placed at 80 for one, with opener David Warner (34) and Shane Watson (23) adding 50 for the second wicket before a rapid collapse saw eight wickets lost for just 26 runs. View gallery Ausralia captain Michael Clarke walks off after being dismissed for 12 during the World Cup Pool A m It was only because of a last-wicket stand of 45 between Brad Haddin (43) and Pat official site Cummins (seven not out) that Australia avoided their lowest World Cup total of 129, against India at Chelmsford in 1983. That Australia almost pulled off a stunning win was down to a brilliant bowling effort led by left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc's career-best six for 28. Starc took two wickets image source in as many balls before last man Boult blocked the final two deliveries of the 23rd over. The first ball of the next over saw Kane Williamson (45 not out) strike the winning six off paceman Pat Cummins.
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