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Finch expecting 'world class' India to fightback in second ODI
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Finch expecting 'world class' India to fightback in second ODI

Australia are prepared for a fightback from their opposition when two sides meet for the second at ODI at Rajkot.

The hosts were hammered by ten wickets in the first ODI at Mumbai after David Warner and Aaron Finch struck unbeaten hundreds to chase down 255 in 37.4 overs.

Finch, who scored 110*, feels India will fight back without a doubt.

"They will fight back, no doubt," Finch told the Cricket Australia website. "They are a great side, got some world-class players."

His opening partner, David Warner, was the more attacking of the pair as he launched an assault on the opposition bowlers.

Warner, who recently credited Finch’s off-field partnership for the on-field success, has been in red-hot form since the start of Australian summer.

Finch on Thursday praised Warner’s mindset, saying it was hard to remove Warner once he was set.

"I think it's so hard to bowl to him once he gets in," he said.

"His footwork is pretty good, his mental state is unbelievable when he is out in the middle. He is just so clear with his thoughts and his game. He is in top shape."

Earlier, Australian bowlers played an instrumental part in their side’s win, with pace duo of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins sharing five wickets to restrict India to 255.

Finch praised the role of his frontline bowlers but hinted about the involvement of Josh Hazlewood following heavy workload on players.

"With back-to-back games... and a reasonably heavy Test load, I'm sure Josh will come in for one of them at some point," he said.