Aaron Finch Appreciated Smith for his Heroics with bat in the first ODI against India!


Australia’s Captain Aaron Finch put his team ahead of himself even after playing a stupendous knock at the Sydney Cricket Ground against India on Friday & said that he was lucky that a couple of chances he took in the game turned well.

Finch as a captain didn’t let his team down in yesterday’s clash by producing a brilliant show with his bat. He registered a superlative 114 runs off 124 balls at a strike rate of 91.94. “Found it reasonably hard to get my timing. Took a couple of chances, got lucky. We’ve barely been together as a team,” he said at the end of the game. While Finch found the going to be quite tough his opening partner Warner was in a good flow as he hit 69 off 76 balls.

“Each guy has different strengths and weaknesses. You embrace that. Davey, he’s moving beautifully. His rhythm looked outstanding,” Finch said.

If Warner was good then Smith was one step better as he looked to be batting at a different level altogether. Smith get back in his form by hitting a 66 balls 105 runs that comprised of four sixes and 11 fours.

Commenting on Smith’s world class knock, Finch said, “Smudge was different class altogether.” The Australian captain all said that the all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has the rare ability to switch gears in just seconds & that was visible again in the series opener as he hit a 19 balls 45 runs. “Maxi, the rare ability he’s got to just click his fingers and put pressure on the opposition,” Finch said. Chasing a massive target of 374/6, India were restricted to just 308/8 in 50 overs & lost by 66 runs.