Shocked Johnson says Oz will try to come back

December 31st, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Dec.31 (ANI): A shocked Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has said that Tuesday’’s loss to South Africa in the second Test in Melbourne has left him disappointed, but warned that the team will strive to make amends in Sydney.
“I can”t speak for the whole team. I guess yesterday afternoon I was in a little bit of shock after coming off the field,” Johnson told reporters at the team’’s Sydney hotel on Wednesday.
A loss in Sydney would hand South Africa the top ranking in Test cricket at Australia’’s expense.
“You go out there and you are trying to do your best for your country and everyone in the team is trying to do their best. No one likes losing,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Johnson, as saying.
“I guess to be two-nil down in the series, it has come as a little bit of a disappointment for us.
“But South Africa are a very, very strong side. They are number two in the world so I guess they outplayed us and they deserve every reward that they get.
“I still think we”re a very strong side, even though we”ve got a lot of young guys in the team.
“You”ve got Dougie Bollinger, Andrew McDonald, these guys, Ben Hilfenhaus, they”re going to come into the side with a lot of bubble.
“I”m still backing our team. We”re going to keep positive and do our best in Sydney,” Johnson said. (ANI)

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