George Bailey said that Australia’s main aim was to reach the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 © Getty Images

London: Jun 18, 2013

Australia‘s stand-in skipper George Bailey said there were positives to take back after they crashed out of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, following a 20-run defeat to Sri Lanka.

“There are plenty of positives around and it was good to see the last two [Clint McKay and Xavier Doherty] fight it out,” Bailey said.

Talking about regular captain Michael Clarke, Bailey said he “is still improving and there is still a big series ahead.

“It would have been nice to get over the line in the end. Our goal was to do it in the 29 overs, but we never got going.There was no value in the result as such, semis was our main aim,” Bailey said.