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Nathan Coulter-Nile smashed a brilliant 60-ball 92, that led a remarkable Australia fightback. @ Twitter

Nathan Coulter-Nile, who smashed a brilliant 60-ball 92, that led a remarkable Australia fightback, received huge praise from his captain Aaron Finch after the defending champs pulled off a sensational 15-run win against West Indies in the ICC World Cup 2019 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday.

“We just kept hanging in there. From 4 for 30 odd to be able to fightback and then a partnership between Steve Smith and Alex Carey to get us deeper. And that innings of Coulter-Nile was exceptional. We always thought he had the ability and today he got the opportunity to bat longer,” Finch said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“Even with the bowl we hung in there. Really proud of the guys. Absolutely, I was nervous when they were coming hard at us at 30/4. We kept fighting back, we kept taking wickets which was crucial. You have to keep taking wickets against West Indies since they are so destructive.

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“Our top-order was disappointing, few poor shots. And with the bowl, we have few areas to improve. I thought some of the short balls weren’t high enough. To still come out with 2 points, with a lot of improvement to do, is a real positive for us.”