Aaron Finch, Australia’s vice-captain, took “full responsibility” for not getting Australia close to a bigger total in the fourth ODI against England.
“It’s obviously frustrating,” said Finch. “I think the total that we got was probably around the mark. I could have got us to a lot more to be fair. Probably left a heap out there. We had a good partnership going out there, myself and Shaun [Marsh]. To get out just after getting a 100 was disappointing when we could have kicked on and put our foot down in the last 12-13 overs. Take full responsibility for that for us probably not getting 330-340.”
“They have a lot of confidence in the depth in their batting but also that numbers 6,7, 8, 9 can still get the job done if things don’t go well at the top. I think overall they’ve got a pretty good blueprint. Do we need to copy that? No. I think we need to stick to our strengths and do it for longer. Keep hanging in there, hanging in there and once we start to find the formula and recipe, things will start turning for us very quickly,” he said.
“I think our bowlers are still learning, [we have a] young and inexperienced attack. I think in the last couple of games we’ve been making the same mistakes. And going forward, we just have to commit to our plans for longer. Just feels like we’re always chasing the game. And its tough for them after what happened in Trent Bridge,” said Finch.