Cricket World Cup: ‘England proved they are the benchmark’ – Australia captain Aaron Finch

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Highlights: England attain World Cup closing

England proved why they’re the “benchmark” in a single-day cricket in their dominant World Cup semi-closing victory, says Australia captain Aaron Finch.

The hosts beat Australia by eight wickets at Edgbaston to effect of living up Sunday’s closing in opposition to Recent Zealand at Lord’s.

After a hit the toss and electing to bat, Australia had been bowled out for 223, with England reaching their aim with 17.5 overs to spare.

“We had been exact entirely outplayed by a truly exact England aspect,” said Finch.

“They had been the benchmark in a single-day cricket for a super-attempting while now and besides they proved it this day below rigidity.”

England opening bowlers Chris Woakes (3-20) and Jofra Archer (2-32) reduced Australia to 14-3 within the first 10 overs, together with Archer doing away with Finch lbw along with his first offer.

Alex Carey (46) and Steve Smith (85) fought again with a stand of 103 sooner than Adil Rashid (3-54) picked the wickets of Carey and Marcus Stoinis in the an identical over.

“To birth the methodology they did below rigidity with the ball became once perfect-attempting on the money and in fact put us on the again foot from the birth,” Finch urged Take a look at Match Particular.

“It did not surprise me. When guys expose the seam to boot as Woakes and Archer acquire you build a question to the ball to transfer off the seam.

“We misplaced a pair early and needed to rebuild for some time and exact when we had been building in direction of that 35-40 over mark we misplaced a few key wickets at the rotten time.”

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Earlier than this match, 64% of the games in the event had been obtained by the aspect batting first but England openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow ensured it became once not a anxious bound with an out of this world partnership of 124 off exact 104 balls.

“On a floor admire this in opposition to such an aggressive aspect you almost definitely may perchance hold to procure wickets,” said Finch.

“We looked to acquire that and even as you happen to may perchance very well be aggressive with the ball and besides they’re aggressive with the bat it can well hold to head one of two strategies comparatively mercurial.”

Finch added he became once delighted along with his aspect’s one-day resurgence, having been whitewashed 5-0 by hosts England in an ODI series closing year.

“Over the closing six months or so we hold now near a long methodology from where we had been when folks had been writing us off, so I’m in fact proud but dissatisfied at the an identical time,” he said.


BBC Take a look at Match Particular commentator Jim Maxwell

England exposed Australia’s weakness in the heart relate, which has been there all event.

Making an are trying to the Ashes, Australia can fling gung-ho with their slip assault and play Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson, but in the event that they fabricate not acquire it perfect-attempting on these grounds they are able to fling around the park.

Australia may perchance perchance hold to gaze at bowlers admire Peter Siddle to wait on the game up.

If Jason Roy performs in the Take a look at series – I’m particular they are able to use him – and gets a birth, gaze out folks! Or not it’ll be dynamic to peek England play if it comes off admire it has in the World Cup.

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