Aaron Finch admitted that Australia was vanquished
Apparently frustrated after the defending champions were defeated by England with eight wickets in hand and 107 balls spare, it was full praise for England, which restricted Australia to just 223 and then pursued the target in just 32.1 overs.
Totally outnumbered today, the way we were given 27 by 3 after ten sets the tone, Finch said when Australia lost in a World Cup semi-final for the first time in the event’s history. One expects the new ball to come out on any surface, they threw a great length.
There are still many positives to take out of the World Cup campaign; we’ve come a long way since we were last in England. You always want to win, you come thinking you can win, but there have been positive aspects, even in the last six months, a lot of setbacks on the wall and a lot of personality in the program.
But it still hurts. We’re trying to change it, looking for options for land-taking. They played exceptionally well, they know how dynamic, dominating that they are. Australia suffered a pair of setbacks when two of its players were excluded from Thursday’s clash, but Finch said he is offering no excuse for a timid Australian performance.
One of those days, we didn’t execute what we could and we hurt ourselves with a good team. You have to beat everybody, so you can’t read much about it. We came here with a couple of injuries, but that’s not an excuse. We came here wanting to win, but it wasn’t, Australian Skipper said.