Australia captain Steve Smith termed Indian pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah as two of the best death bowlers present in the modern day game.
“I think a mixture of guys making probably the wrong decisions on the wrong balls. Also, some pretty well executed bowling. I think Bumrah and Bhuvi are probably two of the best death bowlers going around, particularly when the wicket sort of slows up a little bit as it did,” Smith said.
“We are quite often getting ourselves in good positions but not taking advantage of those. Today was no different, first 30 overs. We continually address it. It’s just hard to put your finger on it what we are actually doing or not doing to get the results we are after. Today, it was about execution,” he said.
We’ve lost 13 of the last 15 games we’ve played away with two being no results. That’s pretty ordinary. Not good enough for an Australian cricket. We need to start turning the results around and winning some games of cricket,” he said.
Asked if such defeats are concerns for Australia, leading up to Ashes series, Smith said nothing is better than winning.
“It’s a different format but I’ll certainly like to start winning some games of cricket in every format to be honest. Our results haven’t been good enough and we need to turn them around,” he said.