|World Twenty20: ‘Sloppy’ Zimbabwe disappoint Taylor|
22 September 2012
HAMBANTOTA: Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor described his team as ‘sloppy’ and ‘below par’ after they crashed out of the World Twenty20 with a ten-wicket thumping by South Africa on Thursday.
Zimbabwe were no match for the formidable South Africans as they were reduced to a paltry 93 for eight in their 20 overs before seeing their opponents overhaul the low target without losing any wicket with 7.2 overs to spare. Zimbabwe lost the first group C game against Sri Lanka by a big 82-run margin.
“We came here to win games, and to end on the note we have is very disappointing,” said Taylor after the match. “The sun comes up tomorrow, and unfortunately we head home. There’s a long way to go for us and there’s a lot of cricket to be played next year.”
Taylor regretted his team was below par in a major event.
“We went wrong in all three departments. We dropped chances and were sloppy in the field, leaked runs with the ball and didn’t score many runs with the bat. We’d love a couple more games just to prove that we are a far better side. World Cups are tough cricket, but we’ll go home with our heads held high and bounce back strongly next time the World Cup comes around. It’s always a learning curve for us, so we’ll take something out of it.”
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