Collingwood upbeat despite t20 defeat
England t20 skipper Paul Collingwood remained positive despite seeing the t20 World Cup champions record eight game t20 international winning streak ended by the Aussies at the MCG.
Australia bounced back from their 1 wicket defeat at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday night to register a tense 4 run victory to share the spoils in their two game series against England.
"We would have loved to have won tonight, but I don't think it has hit our momentum too much. We're all looking forward to the one-day series. I can safely say we are still playing some good cricket," said Collingwood after the game.
"We did some good stuff and we were just 10% off the mark with the batting."
"We couldn't quite manage to get the boundaries when we were going for big shots. It was difficult to get a hold of the ball with the big boundaries. We were trying to get twos and threes but we kept picking out fielders."
Australia skipper Cameron White felt the victory would give the Aussies momentum going into the one day series which starts on Sunday at the MCG.
"The one-day format is very different from 20 overs but it's a bit of momentum and hopefully we can continue in that form," said White.
"It was a good all-round effort. I thought we were a fraction short but I knew it was a score we could win with if we could bowl and field a little better than the other night."