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India Vs Australia: 5 things we learned from the series

Sujith Mohan
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Australia v India - Game 2

After a dismal Champions Trophy, Australia was desperate to get back to winning ways in the limited overs format. Their ODI record away from home was abysmal and they wanted to make amends.

Australia started very poorly in the ODIs, lost first 3 games without putting up a fight and eventually ended up losing the series 4-1. T20 offered some consolation for Australia as it ended in a 1-1 draw after the last game was washed out because of rain.

Let's see the 5 things we learned from this series

#5 Maxwell's trouble against leg spin continues

It looks like Maxwell's leg spin trouble is not going to end anytime soon. Amit Mishra exposed his leg spin frailties in IPL 2015. Maxwell failed miserably against the leg spinners and ended up with only 145 runs in 11 games.

It has not changed since then. Chahal dismissed him 4 times in this series and Maxwell never looked comfortable against him. He struggled throughout the series to pick Chahal's length, drift and flight. He tried to defend from the crease, came down the wicket and tried to take him on but none of the strategies seem to have worked out. He ended the series with just 58 runs.

He is still one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket and if he overcomes his weakness, he can play a key role for Australia in the World Cup 2019.

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