India vs Australia: Kapil Dev's comment on Hardik Pandya will surprise you
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 27, 2017,
Sep 27, 2017, 18:03
Indore: India skipper Virat Kohli equalled his previous incumbent Mahendra Singh Dhoni's run of nine consecutive wins after the series clinching five-wicket win over Australia in the third One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.
It has not been an easy journey, with the Australians often putting Virat Kohli's men in tricky situations throughout the series.
Fringe Test spinner Ashton Agar could be sidelined when the Ashes begins after sustaining a fractured finger during Australia's one-day global defeat to India on Sunday.
Winning is a habit and team India is in cloud nine, with ninth consecutive win in ODI and that makes us proud in the worldwide arena of cricket. Currently, India doing well with their outstanding cricket to Aussies and lead the series as 3-0 so far. "We failed to score big runs", he reiterated.
The fourth ODI will be played in Bengaluru on Thursday.
While batting has always been their strength, India continue to impress with the ball as well.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah bowled brilliantly in the last five overs, and though Stoinis managed to hit an unbeaten 27 off 28 deliveries, Australia was left to rue the fact that it couldn't kick on the way it would have liked to. To tackle the likes of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, it even called up local Indian spinners at the nets. It is up to the selectors to pick the team and at the end of the day, if you are picked, you go out there and give your best. When the top-order failed in the series opener, the middle and lower-order guided the team to safety.
Virat Kohli is one-day global cricket's Mr Consistent.
"There's obviously a gap between the sides at the moment and they're proving that", added Finch.
Australia were whitewashed 5-0 away to South Africa previous year and Finch said the mounting losses were not helping with confidence.
Finch, a member of Australia's 2015 World Cup-winning team, can scarcely remember a tougher run playing for his country in the short format. They can not rescue the series, but even a consolation victory or two would feel like an achievement at this point. From there, all they could muster was another 59 runs while losing four wickets.
It's a less than ideal lead-in to the Ashes, with the first Test fewer than two months away, especially after drawing a Test series with Bangladesh earlier in the month. As reported by cricket.com.au, Finch said that the Aussies have to go in with the right attitude every time they play away from home.