Injured Michael Clarke lauds Australia's win against South Africa

Injured Aussie skipper, Michael Clarke, lauded his team's brilliant display against South Africa on Tuesday. The Aussies booked the final with a 67-run victory over the Proteas. Australia were humiliated against Zimbabwe in the previous ODI match, and their comeback win against Hashim Amla's side was noteworthy.

By Rajdeep Saha | Last Updated: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 22:20
Injured Michael Clarke lauds Australia's win against South Africa

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Injured Aussie skipper, Michael Clarke, lauded his team's brilliant display against South Africa on Tuesday. The Aussies booked the final with a 67-run victory over the Proteas. Australia were humiliated against Zimbabwe in the previous ODI match, and their comeback win against Hashim Amla's side was noteworthy.

Clarke said that he was proud with the way his team fought for the victory after the loss against Zimbabwe. He congratulated Mitchell Marsh and cited it was a great team effort. Clarke expressed his views through social micro-blogging site, Twitter.  

Australia who scored 287/7 in 50 overs, dismissed South Africa for 220 runs. The 33-year-old Clarke, strained his hamstring in training before a one-day tournament against Zimbabwe and South Africa in Harare following a long break from the game and was forced to miss the first two matches.

Upon returning to the team, he aggravated the injury during Australia`s calamitous three-wicket loss to minnows Zimbabwe on Sunday, ruling him out of the rest of the tournament. With Clarke having suffered back problems in recent seasons, Australian cricket pundits have speculated the skipper might be forced to give up one-day cricket after the 2015 World Cup on home soil. But he dismissed all reports on Tuesday.

Clarke also stated on Twitter that he will come back stronger and fitter after having a scan on his hamstring injury.

Clarke also added that he will try to get back to the cricket field with his teammates and that he has some great people that will help him get his injury right.

Australia and New Zealand host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and Clarke will hope he overcomes all injuries for the mega event.   

 



First Published: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 22:18

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