ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Table toppers Australia are not thinking about semi-finals just yet, says captain Aaron Finch

Australian skipper Aaron Finch said that the five-time world champions are not thinking about the semi-finals just yet despite making it to the top of the 10-team points table

Press Trust of India, Jun 21, 2019 14:36:46 IST

Nottingham: Australian skipper Aaron Finch said that the five-time world champions are not thinking about the semi-finals just yet despite making it to the top of the 10-team points table.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Table toppers Australia are not thinking about semi-finals just yet, says captain Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch smashed his 14th ODI ton against Sri Lanka at The Oval. AP

Australia, who have 10 points from six games, are steadily inching closer towards the semi-finals. The reigning champions have won all their matches apart from the loss against tournament favourites India.

The Finch defending champions have three games in hand.

"Not yet thinking about semis. Hopefully, we will secure a place in the top four," Finch said after his side's 48-run win against Bangladesh.

Opener David Warner (166) inspired Australia to a formidable 381 for five at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Bangladesh, in contention for producing a World Cup record chase, put up a valiant effort with the bat but fell short by 48 runs.

Opener Tamim Iqbal (62) and Shakib Al Hasan (41) made useful contributions before Mushfiqur Rahim (102 not out) and Mahmudullah (69) put on 127 for the fifth wicket.

"Every time there was a partnership going, there were a few butterflies. We have been pretty consistent. We have guys who have World Cup experience. Having good partnerships with bat and ball is important," Finch said.

Australia were uncharacteristically sloppy in the field and the captain expressed his disappointment.

"It was disappointing actually. We always pride ourselves on our fielding and we were quite sloppy despite the wet conditions at the beginning. No excuses there," Finch said.

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Updated Date: Jun 21, 2019 14:36:46 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254