Australia's stand-in skipper George Bailey felt his side never got going and said they were hoping to go through to the semi-finals.

"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.

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

There are plenty of positives around and it was good to see the last two (Clint McKay and Xavier Doherty) fight it out."

(With inputs from PTI)