Rejuvenated Australia head to Dubai with spring in their step | Geoff Lemon

by Theguardian


The dilemma now for national selectors is where to fit in Steve Smith and David Warner

Even on the face of it, it’s a hell of a turnaround. In the early hours of Thursday morning, Australia became the fifth team in history to come back from a 2-0 deficit to win a one-day international series. Along the way they were also the fifth to score more than 358 in a run chase. The other two victories involved setting a target – one large, one modest – then bowling the opposition out. It was a series win showing the full range of ability.

So Australia now leave India with the ODI series win and the Twenty20 International series preceding it. After years of leaving India empty-handed, the rule has this exciting exception.

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