Australia Twenty20 captain Michael Clarke admitted his team were not on form after yesterday’s seven-wicket World Twenty20 final loss to old Aussie rivals, England.

“We just didn’t score enough runs and we were not at our best,” said Clarke.

It was a big win for England who have lost four previous finals in the 35-year history of one-day international tournaments.

England captain, Paul Collingwood, said: “It is unbelievable, a very special moment.

“To be the first England team to win a World Cup is very special and it has got a monkey off our back.”

Clarke was quick to give England a nod, saying: “We got beaten by the better team.”

However, he also made sure the Brits knew that yesterday’s tournament ain’t the holy grail. “It’s not the Ashes,” said Clarke.


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