Lot of character shown, but it still hurts: Finch
Australia lost a semi-final for the first time in the history of the World Cup. England outplayed them in all departments at the Edgbaston.
The five-time World Champions were well on course to qualify to yet another final, but the hosts England were all over them and qualified to the final of the World Cup for the first time after 1992.
Australian skipper Aaron Finch said in the press conference that he is proud of the way the team played throughout the tournament and believes there is a lot of positives to take from here.
“A lot of positives to take out of the World Cup campaign. We’ve come a long way since the last time we were in England. You always want to win, you come thinking you can win, but there have been positives. In the last six months or so, there has been a lot of character shown, but it still hurts,” Finch said. “We came here with a couple of injuries but that’s not an excuse. We came here wanting to win but it wasn’t to be,” he said.
Finch also admitted that the hosts totally outplayed them and it was difficult to make a comeback.
“And it was too hard for us to get back from. You do expect the new ball to seam first up, but they bowled really well by targeting the stumps and bowled a great length, something that we tried to do as well. They played exceptionally well, know how dynamic, dominating they are. It’s just one of those days, things didn’t go our way and when you don’t execute your plans well, you get hurt by a really good team,” he concluded.