No excuse, no panic - Kohli sees big picture in Australia loss


India's chase looked in good shape early on as they kept pace with Australia's scoring rate, the sides separated by one run at the 15-over mark.

"We were getting closer and closer. we were moving in the right direction", he said. "He's been Australia's best performed one-day batsman in the last couple of seasons". We have got to keep our heads down, keep working hard. "It has been an unbelievable ride since India arrived in Australia", Langer said.

Khawaja's unlikely bumper run has formed the centerpiece of Australia's unexpected series win.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Asad Umar also praised Khawaja for his outstanding performance and jokingly tweeted: "What do you think, should we not honour Usman Khawaja with a national award this [coming] Pakistan Day?"

Ashley Turner, who made his ODI debut in the opening match of the series, hit a match-winning blitz of 84 not out in the fourth game to make a case for the World Cup squad.

"Never underestimate the importance of MSD - experience in the middle order is so important", Clarke, a World Cup-winning captain, wrote on his twitter handle about the seasoned player who has also led his country to two World Cup triumphs.

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

Under Dhoni's captaincy, India won the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and the ICC World Cup in 2011, ending a 28-year drought. We have to live up to the potential we have as a good side. The teams will play five matches in 10 days ending with the final game on March 31 in Dubai.

"But I'm also pretty aware that he will know that he's got all of his mates behind him, wanting him to do really well and wanting him to start making big runs again at the top of the order", he concluded. "It's nice to get runs, but it always hurts when you don't win, and it feels so much better when you do", he said. To be honest I am enjoying the wins more.

"From a personal point of view, it's huge as well".

India's Rohit Sharma is stumped out after he lost grip of his bat while playing a shot during the final one day global cricket match between India and Australia in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

The belligerence of Kedar Jadhav (44) and Kumar (46) in a 91-run stand for the seventh wicket injected some late drama into proceedings, but the home side ultimately fell some way short in succumbing to a third successive defeat. So, to be here in India and win the series is massive. "I am not looking too far ahead", he said. Then you have the conditions, then you have the crowds, so it's really satisfying to come back into the one-day side and contribute.