World Cup 2019: We were chasing too many runs, Alex Carey defends Australia batsmen

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first_imgWorld Cup 2019: We were chasing too many runs, Alex Carey defends Australia batsmenWorld Cup 2019: After losing to India by 36 runs, Australia wicket-keeper Alex Carey said that Australia were chasing too many runs at the end of the match as they failed to chase a mammoth 353-run target set by the Men in Blue.advertisement Press Trust of India LondonJune 10, 2019UPDATED: June 10, 2019 15:30 IST Alex Carey said that Australia fell short of runs against India (Photo: Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia fell short by 36 runs despite David Warner, Steve Smith and Alex Carey scoring fiftiesAustralia had a target of 353 runs at the beginning but they were bowled out for 316Australia will face Pakistan next on June 12Australia have the depth in their batting to chase a big total but it proved “a few too many runs” in the end against India, said Australia wicket-keeper Alex Carey.Chasing a massive target of 353, Australia fell short by 36 runs after being dismissed for 316, despite fifties by David Warner (56), Steve Smith (69) and Carey (55 not out).It was an unusually slow innings from opener Warner as he took 84 balls for his knock.”We still backed the players out in the middle to get us there. If they’ve faced a few balls they have a better understanding of the situation. The deeper we take it, we trust our batters to soak up a few balls. They’ve done it in the past,” Carey said.”There are so many options but we trust the batters we have. We had a good shake at it but we were just chasing a few too many runs in the end.”Australia needed 115 runs from the last 10 over and Carey, who came to bat at no. 7, said he still had hopes of chasing the total.”There was a job to do to go at 12 runs an over for the best part of 10 or 15 overs. It was more the state of the game that dictated the way I played. With guys like (Glenn) Maxwell and (Nathan) Coulter-Nile we still back ourselves to go out and do that. We lost a few wickets against a really good attack,” he said.”Bumrah and Kumar are really good finishers and unfortunately we fell short and didn’t have that set batter like India did. Shikhar (Dhawan) played really well and the stats say if you get 120 you will win most games.advertisement”It would have been nice to have one of our players in the top five who had 40 or 50 to go on and make a big score and win the game for us,” said Carey.Also Read | South Africa vs West Indies, World Cup 2019 Match 15: Prediction and Probable Playing 11sAlso Read | South Africa vs West Indies Live Score, ICC World Cup 2019: Cottrell removes AmlaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Australia vs IndiaFollow ICC World Cup 2019Follow Alex Carey Nextlast_img

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