Australia faced their second loss in the ongoing ICC World Cup against South Africa. After the loss, captain Aaron Finch said that the team would have loved to win the game but they have learnt from the loss at Old Trafford on Saturday. However, with the loss, they have come down to the second place and India jumped to the top after winning against Sri Lanka with ease.
“We would have loved a win, but quite a few positives to take from this match. We pulled ourselves back out of hole and David Warner scored a magnificent hundred. (Alex) Carey played a good knock to get us so close,” Finch said at the post-match presentation.
Both David Warner and Alex Carey tried to finish with a win but failed to do so. On the other hand, they gave away many runs in the first innings.
“We didn’t hit the right areas regularly with the ball. It is a bit frustrating, but we can learn from that. There is still plenty to learn, it’s a positive that we managed to get so close, although we didn’t play our best cricket, Finch said.
Along with this, Australia have suffered two big blows before the semi-final against England while Usman Khawaja suffered a hamstring injury and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis suffered a side strain.
“It doesn’t look good when it comes to Khawaja, we have to wait for his scans in the morning. We’ll make a call after the result. Not sure about Stoinis too, tough to know. The whole Australia A squad is here, the four-day squad and the one-day squad in case we need any replacement,” he further added.
They are, however, all set to take on the host, England at Edgbaston, Birmingham on July 11.
“It’s going to be a blockbuster against England, hopefully it’s a great game. The fans at Edgbaston are amazing; it’s going to be a great atmosphere, we know that,” he concluded.