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Finch: Australia are content and relishing extra rest day

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Australian cricket captain Aaron Finch celebrating after a victorious match. (AFP pic)

LONDON: Australia are happy to be sitting atop the World Cup standings and are relishing the prospect of an extra day off, captain Aaron Finch said after their convincing win over Sri Lanka on Saturday.

Finch’s superb innings of 153 inspired the defending champions to an 87-run victory at The Oval and they have won four of their first five games as they bid to lift the trophy for the sixth time.

Australia have beaten Afghanistan, West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with defeat by India the only blot on their record as thoughts turn to the next match against Bangladesh in Nottingham on Thursday.

“I think we would have taken it, no doubt at the start of the tournament,” Finch said.

“You want to win every game but it’s unrealistic at times to think that you’re just going to walk in and win every game in a tournament in conditions like this,” he added….

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