Oz pace Bollinger enjoying his moments in international cricketMay 3rd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Abu Dhabi (UAE). May 3 (ANI): Australian left arm fast bowler Doug Bollinger is trying to enjoy his nascent international cricket career rather than worry about where its headed.The New South Wales left-arm paceman took 5-35 as Pakistan were bowled out for 197 in Abu Dhabi on Friday, earning man of the match honours after Australia cruised to 2-200 for a series-clinching eight-wicket win.
The performance was impressive for the fact it was achieved in temperatures soaring above 40 degrees and no pacemen had previously managed more than a three-wicket haul in a series dominated by spinners.
It was his second one-day international, after going wicketless in Dubai a week earlier.
Acting captain Michael Clarke forecast bigger opportunities ahead for the 27-year-old, who made his Test debut against South Africa in Sydney in January.
Bollinger was unwilling to look too far ahead.
“It’s a great confidence-booster for myself, but it’s just one of those things I’ve got to take in my stride. I’ve just got to keep doing well for the rest of this tour and see what happens, just keep enjoying it with the rest of the guys,” The Age quoted him, as saying.
He was conscious of needing to seize any chance that fell his way when more senior bowlers were absent. (ANI)
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