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Cup Camera: Aus extend WC winning streak

Last updated on: February 22, 2011 18:34 IST

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Australia skipper Ricky Ponting described his team's 91-run win over Zimbabwe in their World Cup opener as a 'solid' performance.

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"It was not a spectacular performance, but a solid one. We know we need to play better as we go along," Ponting, who appeared in the tournament for a record 40th time, said.

Ponting conceded the batsmen needed to play better against slow bowling on the sub-continental tracks, but also pointed out that Australia have done well in these conditions in the past.

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"We were getting used to the conditions. I think they (Zimbabwe spin bowlers) did a reasonable job. We know these conditions and know how to play here in India or Sri Lanka.

"We know the spinning factor is going to be a big one in this tournament. We need to play better as the tournament goes on. We are not there quite yet," said the 36-year-old Tasmanian who is attempting to lead Australia to their fifth Cup crown and fourth on the trot.

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