A video showing Australia's stand-in captain Shane Watson speaking to Cricket Australia after his side suffered their third consecutive defeat in the 12th ODI of the CB Series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

 

Watson admitted that although David Hussey put up a brave fight amid a tight run chase, it wasn't enough to see Australia through.

 

“A brilliant game of cricket. You never knew who was going to win, but we lost too many wickets in the middle,” Watson, who led Australia in place of injured Michael Clarke, said.

 

“David Hussey batted beautifully, as he's shown through the summer so far. You need a few other guys to bat around him,” he said of the right-hander, who was the last Australian wicket to fall but not before scoring a run-a-ball 74.

 

Watson also backed Hussey's decision not to run the single off the second last ball off the 49th over with Australia needing 10 runs off eight balls.

 

“I back his judgement because he probably backed himself to score 10 runs of the last over,” the skipper said.