A Video of Michael Clarke speaking after Australia’s loss to Sri Lanka in the second CB Series final at the Adelaide Oval.

 

Clarke blamed his bowlers and for the defeat.

 

Electing to bat, Australia scored 271 for six but Sri Lanka overhauled the target losing just two wickets and 4.4 overs to spare and Clarke said his side could neither utilise the bowling powerplay nor the batting powerplay.

 

“Our bowling was poor, our fielding let us down. On good wickets you need to maximise your Powerplay, you need to make 300 on that wicket against a strong batting side like Sri Lanka. It doesn't help if you keep losing wickets,” Clarke said after the match.

 

“But we can't complain, the boys are working hard, its just that we are not executing the plan against quality opposition. We've got to find a way,” he added.

 

Clarke, who played only his second match after recovering from a hamstring injury, said something has happened to his left hamstring.

 

“It doesn't feel great, maybe I pushed harder. I'll come to know more about it tomorrow,” he said.