T20 World Cup: Poor knock irks Aaron Finch
Marcus Stoinis looked a satisfied man after recording Australia’s maiden win in Perth on Tuesday.
Man of the Match Stoinis powerfully struck six sixes in his unbeaten 59 from 18 balls. “It was good slogging,” he told reporters. “I was actually quite nervous to be honest. The intention was to go and put an impact on the game and probably provide a bit of energy for the boys.”
Australia next face England at the MCG on Friday, and a loss against Jos Buttler’s team will make it difficult for the hosts to qualify for the semi-finals. Australia lost to New Zealand in the opening match of the Super 12.
“We wrapped this game up and look forward to playing England at the MCG. They are obviously a very good team, so we will do our homework again, rest up, get on the flight tomorrow (Wednesday) go on from there,” Stoinis added.
Playing in front of his home crowd on Tuesday, Stoinis said he was nervous to start with. “To be honest I was really nervous being at home in Perth with lots of family and friends here but really happy we put on a bit of a clinical show today.
“Mentally I was nice and fresh having some time off with this side strain, but so far so good. I felt good,” he said.
Australia skipper Aaron Finch termed his innings “poor” after struggling to 31 off 42 balls on Tuesday.
“Very happy (with the result). My innings was unusual, poor. I couldn’t hit the ball,” Finch said at the presentation ceremony.