Aaron Finch said Australia's batting display in the first T20I against Pakistan was a slow-motion "car accident" after they quieted 89 in Abu Dhabi.
Even the final total was more than what seemed likely at a stage when they were 22 years old. for 6 with the tone established by the opening dismissal of Finch when space was given to Imad Wasim.
Within the Powerplay, the main order of Australia had been dismantled with the four best batters defeated, Ben McDermott ran out for a duck and Alex Carey stuck behind. Finch took responsibility on his shoulders for not leading the way.
Australia said it was their third lowest set in T20Is, behind their 79 against England in Southampton in 2005 and 86 against India in 2014.
"That Powerplay was horrible … it was like a car wreck on camera slow, "said Finch. "When opening the batting, it is my responsibility to get a good start and prepare the chase there
" I assume full responsibility for that. "I think that any time you're looking for a total like that, it's important that you have a solid start and to come out for the first time and not give us that was not good enough."
Finch suggested that the performance was so poor that changes would be considered for the second match in Dubai, although the only major change that could be made would be to take Mitchell aside.
The other players who were left out of the first game were Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Starc, the latter dealt with the hamstring problem he detected in the second test, but Finch said the bowlers defended themselves in Abu Dhabi
"Absolutely, they will be watching the changes," said Finch. I think that in general, our performance in bowling was pretty good. Our fielding was a bit sloppy, so the hitting was horrible. Definitely, when that happens, when you lose a game so badly, you should look at everything. "