Australia captain Aaron Finch on Monday, 10 June, admitted that India completely outplayed the defending champions on Sunday (9 June) in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match at The Oval.
The five-time World Champions faced a daunting task to chase in excess of 350 against India at The Oval, and unfortunately, Australians fell 36 runs short here, thanks to India’s fantastic bowling attack at the top of the innings, resulting their top order completely failed to score runs which let them down here.
After the match in London, Finch told reporters, “They (India) bowled very well to Warner and he needs some more time. He's a world-class player and will get good starts.”
While David Warner drastically failed to fire runs when it mattered most for his side, Finch has backed the swashbuckling opener, saying he will make a strong comeback while insisting that the damage had done before they even came out to bat here against India.
He explained, “They got 120 off the last 10 - which was a lot. We didn't get too many wickets and when you have experienced guys and powerful guys it's tough for anyone. Being a used surface today it didn't help with the new ball. We could have been a bit more back of a length, but India bat very deep. They just outplayed us.”
Now, Australia will next take on Pakistan in their next World Cup 2019 match on Wednesday (June 12) and Finch said they will come up with a better show here.
Finch signed off by saying, “You need to assess the conditions and pick the XI. We will be in a better place to make the decision in Taunton. There are 10 ways to get out and run out was one of them.”
(With Cricketnext Inputs)