St. Lucia, Apr 28(ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has refused to label his side’s one-run loss to Zimbabwe in their opening T20 World Cup warm-up game as a setback.
“I think we did a pretty good job with the ball. There was only a couple of overs there that got away from us a little bit,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Johnson, as saying.
“Obviously we would have liked to have won. When you come into these practice games you want to be pretty close to your best. It won’t be a setback,” he added.
The 28-year-old further admitted that though the loss was disappointing, his team is strong enough to go the distance in the tournament.
“It’s disappointing to lose in a practice match, but we’ve just got to keep going forward, keep working hard in our training sessions and make sure we’re ready for the World Cup,” Johnson said.
Australia lost the warm-up game at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia, despite a four-wicket haul from Johnson.
Chasing Zimbabwe’s 173 for seven off 20 overs, the Australian team was restricted to 172 for seven.
Johnson claimed 4-23 from his four overs, and was the pick of the Oz bowlers. (ANI)