'Really Slack': Langer Disappointed About Slow Overrate That Cost Them A Place In WTC Final
Australia head coach Justin Langer said he was disappointed that the four points docked from them during the second Test of their series against India turned out to be crucial in Australia missing out on a place in the World Test Championship (WTC) final.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) had fined Australia 40 percent of their match fee and docked four WTC points due to their slow over-rate on the third day of the Boxing Day Test which they lost to India by eight wickets in December. They went on to lose the series 2-1.
"We've played some great cricket. Losing to India at home that was really disappointing, but we got docked two points for a slow over-rate, and that cost us," Langer told SEN Radio.
"That's how close it was and how often do you get docked points in Test cricket these days? Rarely. We have that in our control, that's an attitudinal thing, at the time we probably thought 'oh it's not that big a deal, but that cost us the WTC after what had been two really good years when we were ranked No. 1 again. The things we can control we have to control, and we can't for a second relax in Test cricket," he further said.