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You need to be 100 percent to beat India at home - Finch

Aaron Finch's century went in vain for Australia in Indore
Aaron Finch's century went in vain for Australia in Indore

Opening batsman Aaron Finch believes Australia should play their complete cricket, if they are to beat India at their own backyard.

India are currently on a nine-match winning streak that also includes a 5-0 series whitewash against Sri Lanka.

In the ongoing ODI contest against Australia, Virat Kohli's men have already claimed the five-match series 3-0 with wins in Chennai, Kolkata and Indore as they went on to attain the pole position in the International Cricket Council Rankings.

On the other hand, Australia's struggle away from home has been evident as they are yet to win a game in 13 matches with two ending in no result due to bad weather.

Their last win away from home in ODIs came in 2016 against Sri Lanka in Pallekele and since then they have lost series against South Africa, New Zealand and now India, while losing the only completed game of their campaign in Champions Trophy to England.

Finch, who scored a brilliant century on his comeback game in Indore saw his team lose by five wickets as India chased down 294 in the 48th over.

You have to play well but I think you also have to go in with the right attitude and make sure that when you do get an opportunity to win a game, you don’t let that slip,” Finch said in comments published on Cricket Australia’s website (cricket.com.au)

”We’ve been in a couple of good positions in the first few games and as soon as you give India a sniff, they’ll beat you nine times out of 10.

”You have to play 100 percent to beat (India) in these conditions,“ Finch said. ”If you play 90 percent, it’s not good enough here.

”There’s obviously a gap between the sides at the moment and they’re proving that.

“They’re 3-0 up, they’re the number one side in the world and there’s just a few things we need to tinker with as players to bridge that gap and get the results going our way.”

Finch recently recovered from a calf injury that kept him out of the practice game and also the first two ODIs against India and the 30-year-old was glad to spend time in the middle with a quality inning of 124.

“If (the calf) had have gone again last night, I might have been in a bit of strife,” he said.

“So it was nice for that to hold up.”

The fourth game of the series will be played in Bangalore on Thursday.

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