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‘We have been totally outplayed’

Australia have only themselves to blame for their parlous position in the second Ashes Test against England in Adelaide, opener Shane Watson said today.

cricket Updated: Dec 05, 2010 22:51 IST

Australia have only themselves to blame for their parlous position in the second Ashes Test against England in Adelaide, opener Shane Watson said today.

Australia face the gruelling prospect of having to bat out for a draw after England, led by Kevin Pietersen's unbeaten double century, were 306 runs ahead with six second innings wickets intact with two days to play.

Ricky Ponting's team have been decidedly second-best as England look to have only the weather to fear from going one-up in the Ashes series with three Tests to play.

"The way the game is panning out, there's not doubt the situation of the game is when we bat second, we're going to have bat unbelievably well over the next two days to save the game," he said.

"We are way behind in the game, there's no doubt about that. And we've only got ourselves to blame. There's no doubt the English have bowled very well and battled very well and so far we have been totally outplayed,” said the player.