Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

India vs Australia - Highlights & Stats

India vs Australia - Highlights & Stats

Aaron Finch and his men arrived in India as clear underdogs, having endured a wretched couple of years in the format during which they lost six ODI series in a row and were ravaged by a ball-tampering scandal.

"We've given the responsibility to the player to be smart, to inform the management of the franchise and be in touch with Patrick (Farhart), our physio".

"You have the conditions, you have the crowds. from a personal point of view, it's really satisfying to come back into the one-day side and contribute".

"Not to say we won't be committed to the IPL, but we've got to be smart". Australia won just two ODI matches past year, the fewest ODI victories since 1978 when it played only two one-day internationals.

Their collapse from 2-0 up to a 3-2 defeat earned his side some harsh criticism in the media yesterday, with a Times of India headline declaring "The Bubble Bursts", while the Indian Express said "India lose grip, match, series".

On Wednesday in Delhi, balls too straight or too short were fodder for the 32-year-old in the must-win series decider in Dehli as he cruised to a match-winning hundred.

Team India is nearly ready to participate in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which is scheduled to begin on May 30 in England and Wales.

"I just said the reality is I don't want you to get fit to tick a box or to please me, (then high performance manager) Pat Howard, Queensland Cricket or Cricket Australia". Pathan hopes this loss will not affect the morale of the team ahead of the World Cup. We did that for four of the five games and India were too good in a close one in Nagpur.

Australian players celebrate the dismissal of India's Rohit Sharma during the final one day global cricket match between India and Australia in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

Khawaja, who smashed a century and claimed "player of the match" award, was praised by the ISPR chief who wrote: "Very well played yet again #UsmanKhawaja. It's nice to get runs but it always hurts when you don't win", he said. I wasn't in the one-day side this time past year.

India's Rohit Sharma is stumped out after he lost grip of his bat while playing a shot during the final one day global cricket match between India and Australia in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. "Nobody is really looking too far ahead". "Even more so to get that win, to get that series win because it is not easy out here". So, to be here in India and win the series is massive.

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