The Australian cricket team defeated India in the One Day International (ODI) series at their home soil by 3-2 for the first time in over a decade. The new-look Aussies clinched a 35-run victory in the fifth match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday. Battling the lack of experience, rotation of squad, and alien conditions, the young visiting side produced an inspirational comeback after losing the opening two games to defeat the Men in Blue in their own backyard in both the T20I and ODI series.
After winning the toss on a slow-looking surface, the Aaron Finch-led side put on a fine show following an early derailment. The highlight of the match was Usman Khawaja’s second ODI century, with the first one as well coming against India in the same series. The 34-run stand for the 8th wicket between Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson fostered the Aussies to 272/9 and that partnership eventually panned out as a match-winning display.
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