Ashes 2019: Australian captain Paine dismisses Archer's 'panic' mockery
MANCHESTER (United Kingdom): captain of Australia Tim Paine has responded to the suggestions of England's fast bowler Jofra Archer that tourists panicked during their extraordinary defeat against England in the third deadly spoils Try Headingley.
Paine's team were on course for a victory that would have seen Australia retain the deadly spoils at 2-1 up with two to play only for Ben stokes The impressive 135 did not come out and an unlikely place of last wicket with Jack leach to see England to a dramatic victory.
Paine faced criticism for the way he led his team in the field during the final stages of the game and since then the wicketkeeper accepted that he made mistakes with his location on the field.
But speaking to reporters on Tuesday, on the eve of the fourth test at Old Trafford, Paine insisted that Australia had not lost value in Leeds and bristled at the conversations that had stifled.
No. Jofra is entitled to his opinion, he has had a lot of that for sure, but as I said, we made some mistakes, Paine said.
Happens. We have approached it as a team.
I was certainly one of those people who made mistakes. We keep going and we're here ready for another great test match, added Paine, who worked with the former Australian wicket player. Ian Healy during Tuesday's training.
I would do some things differently with my field locations. As I said, mistakes have been made. We have learned from it.