Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch (AFP Photo)

Australia captain Aaron Finch felt his team’s batting came up short against India in the series opening first ODI on Saturday. (READ: Bowlers won us the game – Kohli)

After opting to bat at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Australia were restricted to 236/7 with opener Usman Khawaja hitting a 76-ball 50. Finch himself was out for a third-ball duck in the second over with the tourists suffering regular blows throughout the innings before settling on a below par score.

Finch, who has now gone 20 innings in limited-overs cricket without a half-century, said Australia should have scored 20-30 runs more. (READ: I’ve focused on my line and length – Shami)

“I think we were 20 or 30 runs short,” he said at the post-match presentation. “Especially after we lost one wicket after 10 overs, we could have got few more runs.”

He though praised the bowlers for not giving India an easy route.

“I thought our bowlers did an outstanding job, but they (India) were too good. Everyone’s trying to score runs. It’s not as if they are trying to get out. We certainly tried our best with the ball. I think our quicks looked most effective when they were banging it in, with that came few plays and misses. You have to continue taking wickets when you are playing against good teams,” Finch said.

India overhauled the target in 48.2 overs with Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni scoring half-centuries.