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Australia target CWC win after stunning India

16 March 2019

His most expensive bowling figures also came against Australia, in 2017 at Indore, when he conceded 75 runs and took two wickets.

Despite missing banned batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner, Australia bounced back from a 0-2 deficit to clinch the series with a comfortable 35-run win in the final ODI in New Delhi on Wednesday.

"People have written us off for quite a while now. 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".

Australia beat India by 35 runs in the fifth one-day global in Delhi to complete their comeback from 2-0 down and win the five-match series 3-2. "The resilience and the fight that we showed was incredible ..." In between, they won six bilateral ODI series at home.

He said it was the same in the three-match tie in January, despite India winning the final two matches and the series, best suggesting Australia has great confidence heading to the World Cup. Full stadiums. We just want to relive the big moments and do well in the World Cup. "It has been an unbelievable ride since India arrived in Australia", Langer said. Keeping the Mohali match aside, Dhawan's average in the series reads an abysmal 8.50.

Even their 2-0 romp in the preceding Twenty20 series could not really alter perceptions about a team who had been beaten at home both in the test and ODI series by Virat Kohli's India earlier this year.

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

"Man of the series in a one-day tournament in India, I wasn't even in the one-day side this time previous year", he told reporters after the match.

Speaking to PTI Bishan Singh Bedi said that Dhoni's absence was felt in the fourth match between India and Australia.

It was also a chance for Ravindra Jadeja to prove his all-round mettle but while the southpaw was decent with the ball, he barely contributed with the bat in his four appearances.

Shankar has come a long way since his disastrous debut in the Nidahas T20 tri-series and could be a solid all-round option going forward for India if he continues to develop.

Langer wouldn't be drawn on what the result would mean regarding the World Cup but made it clear the 3-2 series win on the sub-continent carried plenty of importance for a range of reasons.

The 12-month bans handed down to Smith and Warner by Cricket Australia for their role in the Cape Town ball-tampering incident end on March 28 and the duo are expected to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) before the World Cup starting May 30. The team is yet to announce their squad for the World Cup. 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.

Australia target CWC win after stunning India