First time I have not been manhandled by English group, it's pleasant: David Warner
Star Australian opener David Warner felt "strange" playing before void stands during the first T20 International here yet he isn't gripping as it was the first occasion when he was not "manhandled" by an antagonistic English group. Warner was forced to bear rehashed swarm sneering during the World Cup in England a year ago after his function in the scandalous ball-altering outrage in South Africa. He got similar treatment in the ensuing Ashes arrangement.
In any case, there was none similar to that on Friday during the first T20 coordinate which Australia lost by two runs as there were no fans present at the Ageas Bowl. It was Australia's first serious match in about a half year.
"It was the first occasion when I've been here (England) and not got misuse. It was very decent!" Warner said after the match.
Inquired as to whether the T20I felt like a game between chief opponents England and Australia without fans in participation, he stated, "From a group viewpoint, no. It was somewhat unusual.
"You get that up and going (from the group). That is the reason we love playing home and away. There's home preferred position and away bit of leeway," the 38-year-old left-gave batsman said.
"In any case, we're generally up for worldwide cricket. We're only appreciative to be back playing and need to capitalize on that."
Warner said there were no reasons to offer for the destruction and his side were outflanked by England.
"Towards the end they (England) bowled incredibly well, they thumped us over exhaustively," said Warner.
Discussing Australia's bombed pursue, he said his side couldn't turn strike and hit limits in the center overs. Pursuing 163 for success, Australia could just score 160 for 6 in their 20 overs.
"I think we simply need to attempt to be somewhat more astute and work out how we're going to hit our limits," he said.
"We need to attempt to continue pivoting strike and continue finding the limit in those center overs."