PRIDE has been restored to the Australian cricket brand, after the one-day side claimed an historic series win over India.
Led by captain Aaron Finch, the side staged a major comeback from being two-nil down in the five-game series, to win the final three games and celebrate victory in Delhi on Wednesday night.
Usman Khawaja knocked 100 to help his side to a total of 9-272, before legspinner Adam Zampa and paceman Pat Cummins took control to have the hosts bowled out for 237, giving the visitors a 35-run victory.
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Never before has an Australian team managed to claw their way back from that position to win a series.
It’s also their first ODI series win in India since 2009, an first ODI series win since 2017.
It restores hope in Australia’s World Cup chances, which seemed a lost cause just months ago.
Australia will now pack up and travel to Dubai for a five-match ODI series against Pakistan, which will be the final chance for players to impress before selectors name a 15-man World Cup squad.