Nagpur: Soon after recording an emphatic seven-wicket win over New Zealand, Australian captain Ricky Ponting sounded a stern warning to other teams to be wary of his pace trio of Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Tait and Brett Lee.
“It was a good game for us today. New Zealand are a very good one day side but if our three guys can bowl as well as what they did today, it will be hard work for any team to beat us,” Ponting lavished praise on the pace trio.
While Man of the Match Johnson has raced his way to eight wickets from two matches (two four-wicket hauls), Tait’s fiery pace and Lee’s controlled aggression knocked the stuffing out of the Black Caps in Nagpur on Friday.
“The fact that they took wickets early meant I didn’t have to fall back on Watson through the day,” Ponting said.