Kolkata ODI: Steve Smith hauls up batsmen after another ...

Kolkata ODI: Steve Smith hauls up batsmen after another loss

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Published on: Sep 23, 2017

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Australia captain Steve Smith blamed the team's batsman after yet another batting collapse on Thursday.

Australia captain Steve Smith blamed the team's batsman after yet another batting collapse on Thursday. Australia lost the second ODI although they were chasing just over 250.

“We’ve had a lot of collapses and we need to stop. It’s a hard one to put my finger on but whatever it is, it needs to change,” he was quoted as saying in media reports.

“We need to make better decisions when we’re under pressure and start playing the game properly. It’s not good enough,” he added.

Smith made 59 and Marcus Stoinis an unbeaten 62, but Australia lost too many wickets in between, “It’s easy just to sit here and say it needs to stop but when you get out in the middle you need to change what you’re doing because it’s not working,” Smith said.


“Watching the ball closer or maybe the guys are trying to watch it too closely and forgetting about just playing the game,” he further said.

--By A Cricket Correspondent

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