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ICC World T20 2014: Australia’s loss was worst ever in recent times, says George Bailey

Australian skipper George Bailey speaks to CA TV after his side were routed by 73 runs against India in their Group 2 encounter at Mirpur.

Bailey admitted that the loss was a result of a collective batting and bowling failure on part of the Aussies and said that it was the worst cricket he had seen in three years.

The Indian bowlers kept the Aussie batsmen in check from the outset. While Mohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took a wicket apiece early on, the slower bowlers have to be given credit for this victory.

Glenn Maxwell was the only batsman who threatened for a brief while when he swept three sixes into the stands on the leg-side. One of those sixes went into the second tier. But, once he fell while attempting an audacious reverse sweep.

Most of the Australians were out while trying to play some aggressive strokes. While their previous defeats were close, this one will push them towards deep introspection. The batting line-up just collapsed and it isn’t something one expected from them in this tournament.

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