Aussie top order not good enough - Clarke
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has accepted part of the blame for his team's seven-wicket ODI defeat to Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Australia made 248 batting first at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in the second ODI of the three-match series, but Pakistan made light of the total - thanks to 97 from Nasir Jasmshed - to level the series. Michael Hussey top scored for the tourists with 61 and Clarke pointed the finger at himself and the rest of the Aussie top order. "It's disappointing I think as a top four batter," he said. "A big part of your role is to go on and make hundreds, make big scores and I've been as much to blame as anyone. "I've got three starts now and haven't been able to go on, so it's an area I need to continue to work on, and our top order needs to do so. "We've got to have a better foundation than what we did today, with our top three putting their hands up to bat deeper through the innings, to allow our tail to play with more freedom." The final game of the three-match series takes place on Monday.