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ICC World T20 2014: Glenn Maxwell was the only positive for Australia, says Aaron Finch

Australian opener Aaron Finch owned responsibility for the disastrous  ICC World T20 2014 campaign for Australia and apologised for it and stated that Glenn Maxwell’s big-hitting pyrotechnics were the only bright light in their campaign in Bangladesh.

Warner (48 off 35 balls) was at his punishing best and Finch (71 off 45 balls) joined in the run-flurry to ensure Australia coasted to an easy win in the dead-rubber match against Bangladesh in their final World T20 match.

According to News.com.au, although Finch was happy that he could combine with Warner to produce a good opening knock, he however, believes that both of them have been very disappointing in this tournament as a partnership and as such, were responsible for Australia’s lack of wins in the tournament.

Finch also said that it is even more frustrating that it took them until the final game to have a big partnership and to be out of the tournament already, adding that in the shortest format of the game, a team needs to rely on their openers for a good score and they failed to do that in earlier matches.

He added that they let themselves down in all three disciplines over the first couple of games, adding that they came to Bangladesh with hopes to win the competition and they are going home with nothing.

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

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Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

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