ICC CWC'19: Aaron Finch departs after scoring 100 against England


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Warner was out in the 23rd over, taken aback by Moeen Ali and mistimed to backward point.

Aaron Finch (Photo: File)

London: Captain Aaron Finch and David Warner shared another fantastic start in leading Australia to 138-1 after 25 overs against England at Lord's.

The century stand came in the 18th over, Finch reached his fifty in the 19th, and Warner his fifty in the 20th.

Warner was out in the 23rd, taken aback by Moeen Ali and mistimed to backward point, where Joe Root juggled the catch. Warner made 53 off 61 balls.

Finch was on 74, with Usman Khawaja on 6.

Finch lost the toss and was made to bat first but he wasn't overly fussed. He and Warner have been the best opening partnership in the tournament, by far, and built their third century stand in seven matches.

England captain Eoin Morgan hoped his bowlers could cash in on muggy conditions after heavy overnight rain, and cloud overhead, but they could only get a tough chance glancing off James Vince's fingertips offered by Finch in the sixth over. Finch also survived a good lbw review in the seventh.