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We can take a lot of positives from this WC: Finch
We can take a lot of positives from this WC: Finch

Birmingham, July 11 (TIWN) After being knocked out of the World Cup, Australia skipper Aaron Finch lauded England for their superlative display in the semifinal which the hosts won by 8 wickets on Thursday, but said that his team can take a lot of positives given where they were last year.

Defending champions Australia were in a turmoil around this time last year after Steve Smith and David Warner were banned for one year in the aftermath of the ball tampering incident in Cape Town. 

The Aussies then came to England for a limited overs tour with the first ODI starting on June 13. They lost all the five ODIs and also the one off T20 international. Since then, the Aussies have picked themselves up and came into the World Cup on the back of series wins over India and Pakistan on the road.  "We were totally outplayed today. The way they set the tone with the ball, reducing us to 27/3 after 10 overs, was a huge part of the game. It was too hard for us to get back from there.

You do expect the new ball to seam first up, but they bowled really well by targetting the stumps at a great length, something that we tried to do as well. But plenty of positives for us in this World Cup, especially given where we were last year when we came here in England," Finch said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

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