Finch: Warner and I should have done more

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Aaron Finch says he and opening partner David Warner must shoulder a lot of the blame for Australia's poor showing at the World Twenty20.

Aaron Finch says he and opening partner David Warner must shoulder a lot of the blame for Australia's poor showing at the World Twenty20.

Australia were touted as tournament favourites upon their arrival in Bangladesh, but left winless aside from Tuesday's consolation win over the hosts.

Warner had just come off a South African tour where he was in spectacular form, but could not carry that form over on the big stage.

The duo did combine for 98 runs against Bangladesh, but it would have come as scant consolation considering Australia were already out of the tournament by that stage.

"Myself and Davey have both been disappointing in this tournament as a partnership," Finch said.

"What makes it even more disappointing is that it took until the final game to have a big partnership.

"To be out of the tournament already and then provide a start for the team is very disappointing.

"It's frustrating because we came here with high expectations.

"I don't think we played particularly well in the first three games and in such a short format you have to rely on your openers.

"So we take a lot of responsibility."

Finch said that all-rounder Glenn Maxwell's performances, which included a superlative 74 against Pakistan, was one of the few highlights for the Aussie side.

"It's been difficult. I think the way Glenn Maxwell has played throughout the tournament has been phenomenal," he said.

"It's the way everyone knew he could play, but this time he took it to a new level. That's a huge positive.

"There's a few positive to take out, but by and large not a whole lot.

"We came here to win the tournament and anything less we're not happy with. To win one out of four has been very disappointing.

"To not make it through to the semi-final stage has been really disappointing.

"I think we've let ourselves down in all three disciplines – and in such a format like this it really comes back to haunt you."

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