Frustrated Flintoff still feeling gloomy

London, Nov 22 (UNI) All-rounder Andre Flintoff said the farcical conclusion of the third one-day international against India ''left a bad taste in the mouth''.

Flintoff took three wickets in Kanpur on Thursday.

But it came to nothing because bad light curtailed the match and left India as winners by 16 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method.

''We gave it our all so to finish it like that left a bitter taste in our mouths. The lads were very down in the dressing room,'' Flintoff was quoted as saying by the 'Sun'.

''You practice for two days building up to the game and then have a sniff of winning. It's very frustrating.

''We lost some time at the start of the match and yet it was reduced by just one over-a-side. It got dark the same time each day so it was a bizarre scenario that we didn't get the game in,'' he said.

''I'm not saying we were favourites to win when we came off but all we needed was two quick wickets to be right back in the game.

We thought we could pull off something.

''Our total of 240 was probably about 25 runs below par. So we had to be aggressive and hit them hard with the ball,'' he added.


Story first published: Saturday, November 22, 2008, 14:35 [IST]
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