Australia captain Aaron Finch admitted his aspect had been “outplayed” by England after the arena Cup holders saw their reign resulted in a semi-very last thumping on Thursday.

no matter prevailing the toss and batting first, Finch's team were humbled as they collapsed to 223 all out before permitting England to brush to victory in only 32.1 overs.


losing to their arch-rivals in the front of a gleeful Edgbaston crowd changed into a painful manner for Australia to surrender the trophy they'd gained four times within the past five tournaments.

but Finch, who was out for a duck, conceded England had been some distance superior.

“We have been definitely outplayed nowadays. We predicted the brand new ball to seam a touch but they bowled a outstanding period, hitting the stumps a lot,” Finch said.

“We had to have loads of factors cross right for us. We had to take our possibilities and bowl them out.

“We tried to take wickets but while you are competitive with the ball and they are aggressive with the bat, things can happen in no time.”

England openers Jason Roy, who hit 85 from sixty five balls, and Jonny Bairstow, who made 34, took the game faraway from Australia with a splendid 124-run partnership for the first wicket.

“They played surprisingly nicely. We understand how dominant they are after they get on top. You've were given a very good cricket crew in England,” Finch said.

despite the fact that Australia had crushed England easily within the group level at Lord's, they were a shadow of the crew that eased into the semi-finals with seven wins from 9 matches.

For just the second time within the beyond seven world Cups, Australia have didn't make the very last, but Finch said he became happy with his group's efforts 365 days once they had been beaten 5-zero via England in a one-day worldwide series.

“we've got a variety of positives from the campaign. We've come an extended manner from whilst we had been in England a 12 months in the past,” he stated.

“We got here right here questioning we ought to win the event. We've had backs to the wall and person shown and i'm proud of how the group have advanced but it nonetheless hurts.”