Australia target CWC win after stunning India

An impressive showing from legspinner Adam Zampa saw Australia bowl India out for 237

An impressive showing from legspinner Adam Zampa saw Australia bowl India out for 237

To say India were put to the test by Australia would be an understatement with the hosts tasting a 3-2 defeat in the five-match ODI series after leading 2-0 at one stage.

Usman Khawaja's century led the visitors after captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bat, Australia scoring 272-9. On the other hand, it was Australia's first bilateral ODI series win since their victory over Pakistan in 2017. "And when you capitalize on probably every important moment that comes in the game as a side, it gets very hard to go past that side". "They just showed more composure in a pressure situation", Virat said.

"But the fight that we showed, we've had our backs against the wall for quite a while now so I'm really proud of the group". The tourists also ran out 2-0 winners in the preceding T20I series. India have been playing non-stop cricket since the fag end of the past year when they toured Australia, New Zealand.

In Dubai, Australian media has reported, Smith and Warner will have a "reintegration meeting" with players and staff in an early attempt to clear the air over the ball-tampering scandal.

- Kuldeep Yadav conceded 74 runs while taking a wicket in the final ODI played at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground which is now his second-most expensive bowling figures in ODIs.

Zampa's wonderful over just after the midway point proved crucial as two key India batsmen were removed, Rohit and Jadeja both stumped by Carey.

Usman Khawaja hit a second ODI century of the tour of India
Usman Khawaja hit a second ODI century of the tour of India

Ashley Turner, who made his ODI debut in the opening match of the series, hit a match-winning blitz of 84 not out in the fourth game to make a case for the World Cup squad. This was Australia's first ODI series win in India since 2009.

Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday took a jibe at India while congratulating Pakistan-born Australian batsman Usman Khawaja for his match-winning performance against the Indian cricket team.

They slipped from 175-1 to 182-4, before Jhye Richardson and Cummins helped them to a score of 279. "Usman Khawaja also has been fantastic, having not played much of white-ball cricket, in the last 12 months".

For those Australian cricket fans who stayed up until the early hours to watch their team's series-ending one-day global against India, a semi-sleepless night was worth it.

Virat also mentioned that every team member deserved to go into the T20 League and enjoy oneself before the World Cup tournament takes over everything. Moreover, he is at the second place in the list of Australian players scoring most runs in a five-match ODI series by amassing 383 runs in the recently-concluded series.

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