Aaron Finch

  • Aaron Finch takes over as Australia's T20 captain September 8, 2014

    Sydney: Top-ranked batsman Aaron Finch was named as Australia's new Twenty20 captain on Monday after George Bailey stood down to focus on next year's World Cup. The explosive opener, number one on the Twenty20 international batting rankings, will first take charge of the side during the upcoming series against Pakistan in...
  • George Bailey steps down as Australia's T20 captain September 7, 2014

    Melbourne: George Bailey on Sunday stepped down as Australia's Twenty20 captain, saying that he wants to focus on his Test career. "George Bailey has resigned as Australia's Twenty20 captain, citing a desire to focus on first-class cricket," Cricket Australia said in a statement. Bailey has handed in his notice as captain of...
  • De Villiers, Du Plessis power South Africa to a 7-wicket win over Australia August 27, 2014

    Harare: AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis hit centuries in a 206-run partnership as South Africa chased down a formidable 327 to beat Australia by seven wickets on Wednesday. Captain De Villiers was 136 not out to see South Africa to 328-3 and home with 20 balls to spare, a...
  • Finch's blistering knock takes Tendulkar-led MCC XI to victory July 6, 2014

    Australia's Aaron Finch made a dashing 181 not out as MCC beat the Rest of the World by seven wickets in a one-day match celebrating the bicentenary of Lord's Cricket Ground on Saturday. Set 294 to win, MCC finished on 296 for three with 25 balls to spare. Australia one-day specialist Finch...
  • IPL 7: Rayudu, Simmons power Mumbai to an easy win over Hyderabad May 12, 2014

    Driven by knocks of Lendl Simmons (68 off 50) and Ambati Rayudu (68 off 46), Mumbai Indians overwhelmed Sunrisers Hyderabad's target of 158 with ease by clinching the match by seven wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday. A total of 157 looked competitive, but Simmons and Ambati...
  • IPL 7: Chennai hold nerve to seal last-over win over Hyderabad April 28, 2014

    Chennai Super Kings at one point were in total control of the chase until a few wickets put them in a spot of bother, but skipper MS Dhoni held his nerve to seal a five-wicket win for Chennai over Sunrisers Hyderabad with three balls to spare in an IPL 7...
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen David Warner, Aaron Finch reprimanded for dissent April 27, 2014

    Dubai: Sunrisers' Australian duo of David Warner and Aaron Finch received an official reprimand for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during their team's match against Delhi Daredevils at Dubai International Stadium. According to a press release, "Both Warner and Finch admitted to the Level 1...
  • CSK vs SRH, Match 17: as it happened April 27, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After two defeats, Sunrisers Hyderabad have returned to winning ways but next up on the roster for them are the in-form two-time champions Chennai Super Kings, and getting past them won't be easier for Hyderabad at Sharjah on Sunday. Chennai have...
  • IPL 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers hold nerve, beat Delhi by 4 runs April 25, 2014

    An unbeaten 128-run stand between Aaron Finch and David Warner powered Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 4-run victory over Delhi Daredevils in Dubai. Chasing a stiff target of 185, Delhi were on course for a win at 86 for no loss at the end of first 10 overs but ran out of...
  • IPL 7: Controversy-ridden Rajasthan open campaign against Hyderabad April 17, 2014

    Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year, but the team would not like to think about its controversial past and focus on cricket alone in the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, which the Rahul Dravid-mentored franchise will begin against a strong Sunrisers Hyderabad outfit...
  • IPL 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad can emerge as the dark horse April 14, 2014

    Come April 16, eight teams competing in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) will become the cynosure of all eyes. No side is an underdog and to predict a winner early is close to impossible in IPL. A team boasting of top cricketing stars can crash like a...
  • World T20: Australia ease to consolation win over Bangladesh April 1, 2014

    Australia signed off their disappointing World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation victory over Bangladesh as opener Aaron Finch's brisk 71 secured a seven-wicket win over the hosts on Tuesday. Opting to bat first, Shakib Al Hasan (66) and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (47) shared a 112-run third-wicket stand to help Bangladesh to...
  • World T20: Australia next as India aim to stay unbeaten before semis March 29, 2014

    India so far have got off to a dream start to their World Twenty20 campaign, winning three matches on the bounce and booking a place in the semi-finals of the tournament. On Sunday, MS Dhoni & Co run into Australia, who are desperate for a win in order to keep...
  • Four years with Sehwag has made Warner a better player: Finch March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Australian batsman Aaron Finch feels that his opening partner David Warner has become a better batsman having played alongside Virender Sehwag for four years in the IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils. "Four years with Virender Sehwag at Delhi Daredevils certainly made David Warner a better batsman and helped his game a...
  • Australia beat South Africa by 4 wickets to clinch T20 series 2-0 March 15, 2014

    Centurion: Australia outlined their World Twenty20 credentials as they chased down South Africa's target in just 15 overs to win the third and final T20 international by six wickets at Centurion on Friday. Where South Africa had made the pitch appear stodgy and batting seem difficult, Australia proved conditions were not...
  • Australia batsman Aaron Finch signs for Yorkshire February 12, 2014

    Australia's hard-hitting opening batsman Aaron Finch has signed a deal to play for Yorkshire in this year's English county season. One of the top Twenty20 batsmen in the world, Finch, will join the team in May after his Indian Premier League commitments are over and is slated to be a big...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st T20 January 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and opted to bat against England in the first Twenty20 in Hobart. After a closely fought ODI series, Australia and England shift their focus to the shortest format of the game. Playing XI:...
  • England's first win on Australia tour puts India back on top in ODI rankings January 24, 2014

    Perth: England have finally beaten Australia on tour by winning the fourth one-day international by 57 runs at the WACA Ground on Friday. England were whitewashed in the Ashes series and lost the one-day series by conceding the first three matches. With a loss on Friday, Australia handed India back the...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th ODI January 24, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth one-day game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain. Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third one-dayer in Sydney...
  • Australia eye Twenty20 world places against England January 20, 2014

    Sydney: Cricket Australia on Monday challenged its Twenty20 squad to use the England series to fight for a place in the side heading to the short format's world championship. Australia unveiled a 14-man squad for the three matches against England with George Bailey named captain after being dropped from the Test...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia look to open England's 'scars' wider January 18, 2014

    Sydney: Australia will be looking to open England's "scars" and close out the one-day series on Sunday, keeper Brad Haddin said after his team's thrilling one-wicket victory over the luckless tourists in Brisbane. Alastair Cook's men have now lost the opening two one-day internationals which follow their demoralising 5-0 loss in...
  • 2nd ODI, Aus vs Eng: as it happened January 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opt to bat against Australia. England were hoping to redeem their campaign in the 50-over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first one-dayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the five-match ODI series...
  • 1st ODI: Aaron Finch hundred guides Australia to win January 12, 2014

    Melbourne: Aaron Finch made his second century in one-day cricket internationals, sharing a 163-run opening partnership with David Warner that lifted Australia to a six-wicket win over England Sunday in the first of a four-match series. Finch made 121 and Warner 65 as Australia, in a carefully measured chase, ran down...
  • Australia high on confidence ahead of 6th ODI: Bailey October 29, 2013

    Nagpur: With pressure squarely on India to stay alive in the seven-match ODI series, Australian skipper George Bailey on Tuesday looked relaxed and said that the visitors were going into the penultimate game here high on confidence. Australia are currently leading 2-1 and needed just one more victory to clinch the...
  • 6th ODI: India must beat Australia to take series into a decider October 29, 2013

    Pressure is set to pile up on India's under-fire bowlers who will have to deliver in the sixth ODI against Australia in Nagpur if the hosts were to stay alive in the seven match series, which Australia lead 2-1. Washouts in Ranchi and Cuttack have turned the series into a best-of-five...
  • We are under no pressure, says R Ashwin October 29, 2013

    Nagpur: It may be a do-or-die encounter for India but offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday insisted that the home team was under no added pressure despite trailing Australia 1-2 ahead of the sixth and penultimate game of the ODI cricket series here on Wednesday. "There is no pressure as such we...