Abandoned match not good: Brett Lee

Updated: 05 February 2008 16:45 IST

Australian speedster Brett Lee was disappointed that the brilliantly poised first game of the tri-series was abandoned.

Brisbane:

Australian speedster Brett Lee was disappointed that the brilliantly poised first game of the tri-series was abandoned because of frequent rains at Gabba In Brisbane on Sunday.

"It wasn't good for us, it wasn't good for the Indian team and the fans," said Lee, who continued his splendid season with a five-wicket haul against India.

Lee said the manner in which the Indians were making the ball 'talk' had made it anybody's match, if the rain gods had relented.

"The way Sreesanth was bowling, if we had lost a couple of more wickets, it could have really tilted the game in their favour."

Lee termed patience as the key to his spectacular success as the leader of the Australian bowling attack.

"Patience is important. It has got me wickets. The way the ball is coming out of hand, I am trying to do the same thing and don't change much."

He admitted he has shouldered a fair bit of workload in recent times but the thought of rotation, for the moment, is far from his mind.

Lee bowled a lot of short deliveries to Indian batsmen and termed it a good tactic.

"Short ball, as I see it, can be a very defensive ball but it can also get you wickets. I think if a bowler can, he must do it," the speedster said.

Lee did not want to comment on the young Indian batsmen saying he would prefer to have a good look at them before giving an opinion on their quality.

Topics : Cricket India Australia
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