India vs Australia | Australia's hardwork of 18 months paying off, suggests Alex Carey

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India vs Australia | Australia's hardwork of 18 months paying off, suggests Alex Carey

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Alex Carey has heaped praise on a resilient Australian side who have managed to level the ongoing five-match ODI series against India under the leadership of Aaron Finch. India will take on the visitors in the fifth and final ODI to be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.

The Australian cricket team registered a narrow four-wicket win against India in the fourth ODI which was played in Mohali on Sunday. Ashton Turner starred for the visiting team as he scored an unbeaten 83 off 43 deliveries to lead his team to a deserving win and level the ongoing five-match series against Virat Kohli & Co.

Australia vice-captain Alex Carey lavished praise on the entire Australian team as he said that the current success of the national team is the fruit of the hardwork displayed by the entire squad over the last 18 months.

"We were put under pressure early in the series. Really exciting with series on the line and the boys are very excited. For us, we played some very good cricket even in the first two games, but just fell short. We have been working really hard and success is starting to come. We are really confident going into the final game tomorrow," Carey said before the last ODI in Delhi.

The current Australian team is missing out on the services of star players Steve Smith, David Warner and Mitchell Starc, who are expected to return for the World Cup. Carey has said that the upturn in form of his team is due to players doing well in high-pressure situations and tackling the Indian spinners well.

"If you look across the board, everyone has done well. Usman Khawaja and Ashton Turner have done well, Peter Handscomb scored his first hundred, Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell have done well. It is really good to see the players doing well in really high-pressure games.

"We have worked really hard on playing spin bowling at the nets. Getting the rewards of the hardwork for the last 18 months. Also training against some quality Indian spinners at the nets. It will again be a good contest tomorrow. Pleasing to see the performance," Carey added.

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