Fielding lapses cost us the match against Pakistan, says Aaron Finch

Pakistan beat Australia by 45 runs.

Aaron Finch (Cricket Australia)

Australia's T20 skipper, Aaron Finch admits Australian fielders were sloppy in the field and gave away too many runs that resulted in Australia's 45-run loss against Pakistan in the group stage of tri-series.

While talking about what went wrong for Australia, Aaron Finch said "I think we didn’t get going all day, with ball and in the field and then with the bat we could not develop any partnerships. I thought it was a 170 wicket. I thought we let them get away a little bit. Our fielding was a bit sloppy as well so it was a disappointing day all around,"

"You like to keep winning all the time. Unfortunately we couldn’t do that today (Thursday). We have got a short turnaround for Zimbabwe tomorrow and hopefully come out here on Sunday and turn it around," he added.

Meanwhile, Sarfraz Ahmed praised his bowlers on performing so well against their opponent especially Shaheen Afridi for taking three wickets for 37. "Today’s pitch was a difficult one for me as a captain. If you pitch the ball up, it was easy to hit on the up. But credit goes to my bowlers," Ahmed said. 

"We gave (Shaheen) Afridi an opportunity because we have been carrying him for the last two-three series. So we gave him a chance, and the way he bowled today ... it was excellent bowling. (Mohammad) Amir, Shadab (Khan), (Shoaib) Malik and (Usman) Shenwari all did a great job.”

Australia will play their last league match against Zimbabwe on Friday, before getting into the finals with Pakistan on Sunday. 

(Inputs from Cricketnext)


By Kunal Kataria - 06 Jul, 2018

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