World Cup 2019: India outplayed us, says Aaron Finch after defeat

first_imgAustralia captain Aaron Finch admitted that his team was outplayed by India on a surface that did not have much to offer for bowlers at The Oval on Sunday.After opting to bat first, India rode on a stupendous 117 from opener Shikhar Dhawan and useful fifties from Rohit Sharma (57) and Virat Kohli (82), to post the highest total by any team against Australia at World Cups.After that, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah shone with the ball as India defeated Australia by 36 runs to move to the third spot on the 10-team points table with 2 wins from as many games.Aaron Finch was seen slamming his gloves on the dressing room door as he made his way back to the hut. The Australian captain was furious after getting run out on 36 after a poor call by his opening partner David Warner.They got 120 off the last 10 overs and which is a lot. We didn’t bowl well. With so much batting to come, makes it tough to stop. There wasn’t huge amount on offer (help for the bowlers). We could have been straighter, dried up (runs) a little bit at times. They (India) bat very deep, you want to go for wickets, Finch told in the post match presentation.He said Australia would learn from that and rebound in their next match, against Pakistan in Taunton on Tuesday.Just one of those games, they outplayed us. You look at everything (when asked if he’d change the combination). You assess the conditions; you look for different combinations and different balances over time. You are rubbing it in (when asked about his post-dismissal reaction). You back your partners, I could have said no as well. We were starting to pick up the tempo; that’s one mode of dismissal (run-out)advertisementAaron Finch praised Indian bowlers and said that they contained David Warner. Warner is a great batsman and he will for sure bounce back.They bowled well to him (Warner). The wicket was a touch slow when we started to bat. He’s (Warner) a great batsman; he’s a world-class player and he’ll bounce back.India will now take on New Zealand on June 13 while Australia next play Pakistan a day before.Also Read | World Cup 2019: We had a point to prove, says Virat Kohli after India beat AustraliaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and bowlers shine as India wallop AustraliaAlso See:last_img

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