Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

India vs Australia - Highlights & Stats

India vs Australia - Highlights & Stats

Rohit scored 56 off 89 balls on the day before being stumped off Adam Zampa's delivery. Usman Khawaja compiled a 106-ball 100-run knock - his 2nd ODI century - while it was leg spinner Adam Zampa, in association with Pat Cummins, that deflated the Indian batting line-up, which for some odd reason was an experimental one at best.

Australia created history at the Feroz Shah Kotla clinching the five-match ODI series against India 3-2 with a 35-run win in the decider on Wednesday; and what makes this achievement even more special for this Aaron-Finch led side is the fact that his team is the only one now to have beaten India in a five-match ODI series after being down 0-2.

The three confidence-building victories came after Australia had won just four of their past 26 completed one-dayers.

"We always knew that the plans and the style that we wanted to play are all there, can win us the World Cup, win us big series against great teams". Questions were also raised on Virat Kohli efficiency as captain when Dhoni is not on the field.

"Having said that, any team who's on a roll can be knocked out in the semis. they can be defeated immediately by a side that's more fearless on that particular day and wants it more and is more expressive as a side".

Australia banked their first ODI series win in India since 2009, first overseas ODI series win since 2016, first ODI series win since 2017 and plenty of momentum in their march towards the World Cup.

The 25-year-old is now on track to spearhead Australia's World Cup campaign that starts in England on June 1, especially with questions remaining over Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood's availability because of injuries. Rohit Sharma's 53-run stand with skipper Virat Kohli (20) briefly calmed nerves in the Indian dressing room before their top-order caved in spectacularly.

A collapse of 6-54 followed Khawaja's dismissal then Cummins and Jhye Richardson ensured the tail wagged, taking 42 runs off the final four overs.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets.

Australia's selectors suddenly have the good sort of headaches, rather than scrambling to find batsmen capable of delivering match-winning innings in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner.

"The resilience we showed and the fight we showed being down 2-0, it would have been easy to roll over and the small moments in the game drift away and India win the series", he said.

India also became the only side in the world to lose an ODI series twice after leading 2-0.

Benefiting from the rare format continuity, the T20 side emerged victorious in the two-match entree, but after a pair of opening defeats in Vizag and Bangalore, the second from a position where the Australians really should have won, it appeared that both the ODI sides; time in the wilderness would be continuing.

No other Australian team has been able to come back from 2-0 down in a five-match series and no team has ever done it to India before.

First time India have been bowled out three times in any ODI series since 2012.

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