ENG vs AUS 2018: Aaron Finch takes full responsibility for not getting Australia close to a huge target

Aaron Finch smashed a century in the fourth ODI against England.

Aaron Finch in the fourth ODI against England | Source AP

Australia's vice-captain, Aaron Finch has come forward to take full responsibility for not getting Australia close to a bigger total in the fourth ODI match against England. Aaron Finch who scored a brilliant century in the match held himself responsible for not taking Australia close to a huge total. After opting to bat first, Australian put 310 runs on the board but a splendid performance from Jason Roy and Jos Buttler thrash the visitors to make it 4-0 in the 5-match ODI series.

I think the total that we got was probably around the mark. I could have got us to a lot more to be fair. Probably left a heap out there. We had a good partnership going out there, myself and Shaun [Marsh]. To get out just after getting a 100 was disappointing when we could have kicked on and put our foot down in the last 12-13 overs. Take full responsibility for that for us probably not getting 330-340." Aaron Finch added.

Aaron Finch was also in full praise of England batting order with the way they have outplayed Australia in the 5-match ODI series, giving no chance to the visitors to win. Finch also thought Australian bowlers went under pressure while defending the total, he added "But I think the way they [England] are playing, they're putting a lot of pressure on our young attack which is probably showing a little bit in we being too full or too wide at different times and not. Probably not just hanging in there and making them play good shots off really good balls for long enough."

"They have a lot of confidence in the depth in their batting but also that numbers 6,7, 8, 9 can still get the job done if things don't go well at the top. I think overall they've got a pretty good blueprint. Do we need to copy that? No. I think we need to stick to our strengths and do it for longer. Keep hanging in there, hanging in there and once we start to find the formula and recipe, things will start turning for us very quickly," Finch noted.

Ahead of the fifth ODI, Aaron Finch wants his bowlers to be more disciplined against the best team in the world.

"I think our bowlers are still learning, [we have a] young and inexperienced attack. I think in the last couple of games we've been making the same mistakes. And going forward, we just have to commit to our plans for longer. Just feels like we're always chasing the game. And its tough for them after what happened in Trent Bridge," said Finch and added," There's nowhere to hide, we're playing the best in the world. And learnings from this will be valuable." Finch concluded.

The last and the fifth ODI between the two nations will take place on June 24 at Old Trafford, Manchester where the home team will look to whitewash Australia. 

(Inputs from Cricbuzz)


By Kunal Kataria - 22 Jun, 2018

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