India vs Australia: Aaron Finch says fielding has let hosts down

India posted a huge total of 188/3 in 20 overs and Finch felt that the Aussies gave away 18 runs more.

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2016, 20:50 PM IST
India vs Australia: Aaron Finch says fielding has let hosts down

New Delhi: Australia Twenty20 skipper Aaron Finch on Tuesday stated that fielding has let Australia down in their 37 runs loss against india in the first match in Adelaide on Tuesday.

India posted a huge total of 188/3 in 20 overs and Finch felt that the Aussies gave away 18 runs more as 170 would have been a good total.

"Our fielding was the thing that cost us a few runs there and didn't give us that 170-type chase and obviously 18 runs is a lot in T20 cricket. I think that would have been a more manageable total.”

Finch also went on to add that fielding is something that the side needs to look at.

"It is something that we need to look at, as two games in a row now in two different formats, fielding has let us down.

The Australian skipper also praised Virat Kohli, saying it is nearly impossible to stop the Indian batsman once he gets going.

Kohli slammed an unbeaten 90 sharing a crucial partnership with Suresh Raina.

Finch stated that Virat is a complete player.

"He is just in unbelievable form at the moment and the wickets are very good. The way he uses his hands, his feet, he is a pretty complete player. When you are looking to restrict his scoring, he can work it into the gaps and he runs hard, always putting pressure back on the bowler. That's what makes him such a great player."

Shane Watson who excelled with the ball was praised by Finch.  

"Shane Watson was outstanding and showed all his experience. He changed his pace, changed his length and stuff, and the guy has played 50 T20Is now. It seems like another 100s of games of T20 cricket around the world and he used all of that tonight. He was outstanding and obviously got two wickets which helps but we couldn't back it up in the middle, which was disappointing," he said.

(With PTI inputs)