We're thrilled, says Clarke

We're thrilled, says Clarke

“For the people at home who have doubted us in this form of the game, we’re thrilled to make it this far,” Clarke said after Australia’s six-wicket triumph over the West Indies last night.

“We’re excited to be in the semifinals, it’s something we haven’t achieved before, but we didn’t come here to make the semifinals,” said a beaming Clarke.

The Australians, who have dominated ODIs and Tests for long, were considered flops in Twenty20 and were even accused of not taking the format too seriously.

But Clarke, who has insisted that the team has improved considerably in the past one year, said the confidence has been growing with every passing win. More to the fact, the way we’re playing has given me a lot of confidence. We’ve come into this tournament ranked very low and our performances have been outstanding.”

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