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Zampa puts India in a spin as Australia seal stunning series win

15 March 2019

The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Stoinis and Ashton Turner all failed to deliver significant innings with the bat, but it mattered little as the bowlers turned on the style to seal Australia's first series win in India since 2009.

"We were more fearless than them in the pressure situations in Australia", he said.

"India got the better of us in Australia, although it was so tight, then we were able to get the better of India out here".

He expected every player travelling with the team to England to do well, and there are no excuses for their performances in the ODI series against Australia.

Aaron Finch-led Australia will next travel to the United Arab Emirates for the five-match ODI series against Pakistan starting March 22.

To express solidarity with the Indian soldiers killed in the February 14 attack, Indian cricketers wore camouflaged army caps during the third ODI against Australia - which they lost owing to a thrashing performance again by Usman Khawaja. There was Usman Khawaja at the top of the order, he was outstanding.

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

"It is a very god result, given how tough a summer it has been". It was the first bilateral ODI series loss under Virat Kohli's captaincy on home soil.

They slipped from 175-1 to 182-4, before Jhye Richardson and Cummins helped them to a score of 279.

Now Kohli wants to see his boys having fun in the IPL where they will split up and represent their respective franchises before the next national assignment in the form of the ICC mega event.

Former Australia's opening batsman also said he was "incredibly proud" of his side. "So it has given the Australian selectors some interesting decisions to make ahead of the World Cup squad selection", he said.

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.

Clarke tweeted after the Australian team beat fancied India in the fifth and final ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla for a stunning come-from-behind 3-2 series win here Wednesday.

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Zampa puts India in a spin as Australia seal stunning series win