Australia’s hat-trick hero in the fourth One-Day International (ODI), Clint McKay is confident of Australia bouncing back in the final match against England at Southampton on Monday.
“The boys are a bit flat. We had a massive opportunity today to take this series home and unfortunately we couldn’t deliver. But we’ll bounce back and fight hard again on Monday,” McKay was quoted as saying by Australian Associated Press.
In the fourth ODI, England just edged past Australia thanks to some power hitting by Jos Buttler. The Aussies had complete control of the game early in England’s chase of 227 when McKay dismissed three top-order batsmen in consecutive deliveries to become the fifth Australian bowler to bag a hat-trick in the 50-over format. However, some power hitting by Jos Buttler helped England keep the series alive. McKay felt his team was 30 runs short as they didn’t finish of their first innings on a high.
”We just didn’t finish off our innings. Put another 30 on our scoreboard and it’s a different case altogether. I think we can learn from that come Monday and hit the ground running,” he said.