'Can't win the World Cup in a practice game' - Aaron Finch hilariously jokes after losing a close warm-up game vs India

Australia were bundled out for 180 runs in the final over while chasing 187 runs.

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India and Australia were involved in a high-intensity warm-up game on Monday (October 18) ahead of T20 World Cup. Chasing down 187 runs, the home team was in a great position to get over the line before India made a stunning comeback in the last few overs courtesy some excellent death bowling and fielding to seal the encounter by six runs.

Speaking after the game, Aaron Finch looked a bit disappointed. He had a brilliant outing in the middle scoring 76 off 54 deliveries with seven fours and three sixes. But he couldn't close the game and got out in the 19th over of the innings with his team needing 16 more runs to win.

His wicket only triggered the collapse to see Australia lose six wickets for nine runs. However, Finch looked at a defeat in a funny way and hilariously stated that they can't win a World Cup in warm-up matches. Moreover, he also noted that, his side has to be clinical towards the end.

"Happy (with his own innings). Nice to get a few out of the middle. Would've been nice to get us over the line. Can't win the World Cup in a practice game (laughs)," Finch said.

Playing against New Zealand and at SCG will always be special: Finch

Meanwhile, Australia will now directly be heading to Sydney to face the opening game of the Super 12 round against New Zealand. Aaron Finch seemed excited to face the Trans-Tasman rivals on October 22. He also lauded Kane Richardson for his brilliant show in the game.

"We learned that we need to be clinical towards the back-end, we didn't capitalize towards the end. We did drag them back after that blistering start from KL, happy with my own form. He's fantastic (on Kane Richardson), every opportunity he gets for Australia, he's there performing, that shows the depth of our pace bowling unit. 22nd will be a great day, looking to start off on a winning note, playing against New Zealand and at the SCG will be always special," the Aussie skipper added.

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