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India vs Australia | Finch Admits India 'Completely Outplayed' Australia

Cricketnext Staff |June 10, 2019, 1:04 AM IST
India vs Australia | Finch Admits India 'Completely Outplayed' Australia

Australia had a daunting task on their hands with a chase in excess of 350 against India at The Oval in their ICC World Cup 2019 match and unfortunately for them David Warner’s uncharacteristically slow knock did not help the cause.

Skipper Aaron Finch, however, insisted that it was all down to some fantastic bowling by the Indian attack at the top of the innings.

“They (India) bowled very well to Warner and he need some more time. He's a world-class player and will get good starts,” Finch said after the match.

Warner failed to set the tempo when it mattered most for his side, but the damage according to the captain had been done before they even came out to bat.

“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.”

The Australians would have ideally liked to make a few inroads early on but the century partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan paved the way for the Indians.

“Being a used surface today it didn't help with the new ball. We could have been bit more back of a length, but India bat very deep. They just outplayed us. You need to assess the conditions and pick the XI.”

Australia, who started losing wickets at regular intervals after the dismissal of Steve Smith, will likely have go back to the drawing board before taking on Pakistan on Wednesday (June 12).

“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.”

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
2
AUS
6 5 1 0 10 +0.84
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
6 4 2 0 8 +1.45
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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