Australian skipper Aaron Finch and coach Justin Langer heaped praises on their players after the Oz team clinched back-to-back limited overs away series against India in a month.
Australia first won the two-match T20I series 2-0, and then followed it up with a 3-2 win in the five-match One Day International (ODI) series even after losing the first two matches.
It is also the first time when Australia have come back after being 0-2 down to win a bilateral ODI series.
“It’s unbelievable. The resilience and the fight that we showed was incredible. We’ve had our backs against the wall for a while now, but I’m really proud of the group for coming back,” Finch said after the end of fifth ODI.
“It’s important to have a balanced side. We need a good balance of attack and defence. You need good batsmanship on these wickets against these really talented guys like Kuldeep, Chahal and Jaddu,” Finch added.
Australia will next travel to the United Arab Emirates to play their last limited overs series before ICC World Cup 2019.
“Like I said, people have written us off for quite a while now but the team that we have can win us the series, and they can win us the World Cup. It’s about believing in ourselves and sticking to our gameplan. It was a great series all round even though India beat us resoundingly in Nagpur,” Finch added.
Meanwhile, Langer credited Australian players for the historic series win against India in their backyard.
Langer said: “All the credit to the players. We just make them prepare for the game but they have to go out there and perform in crunch situations. Incredibly proud of the boys. It is going to be tough to pick the World Cup squad. It has been an unbelievable tide since India arrived in Australia.”