"We didn't show enough of a tough mentality compared with last game, but made timely adjustments at halftime," Zhang noted.
"It was normal as I played fewer minutes. I needed to give the chance to young players and let them deal with the game," Ji said.
The 2021 Gold Cup - the CONCACAF region's premier international competition - will be played from July 10 to August 1.
At the other end Switzerland failed to force De Gea into action other than to claim a couple of centers into his area. Enditem
Haas' Romain Grosjean took a solid ninth place for his first points finish of 2020, with Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi rounding out the top ten.
With the same three wins and one loss, both Beijing and Shanghai surpassed Inner Mongolia, which has won all its three games so far, ranking fourth and fifth respectively in the tables after the league's fourth round was over.
"My eyes are on the crown heading to Gdynia, I want to win back my world half title but I know the challenge ahead especially when you know the field is strong, but I believe we have the best squad which will enable us win the championship," Jepchirchir told Xinhua on Friday.
Added to this the fact that the race was run in much colder conditions than usual, and that both of Friday's practise sessions had been washed out, there was an air of uncertainty for teams and drivers as they began the race.
"People around felt tired of shooting, but I love it," she said.
After substitutes stepped in, Xinjiang maintained its level of defense, holding Shanghai to shot-clock violations on several occasions and leading 27-18 at halftime.
"We all agreed it was critical to deliver the season... as basketball finds itself on the doorstep of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics where the Australian Opals are eying glory again and, just twelve months later, the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup will be hosted by Sydney." Enditem