Melbourne: India finally tasted victory in the final T20 match against Australia. Fielding was sharp, the bowling looked accurate and the batting finished the match on a high. With a the opening match of a tr-nation series scheduled against the hosts on Sunday, MS Dhoni's team will look to prove form has returned to the men in blue.
Five summers ago India regained some pride after an unhappy Test series by claiming the triangular ODI trophy. It was the start of their road to lifting the World Cup in 2011. This time around the tourists are again seeking a new start, having been bullied and battered to a 4-0 hiding by Australia in the Tests. There was little of the acrimony that shrouded 2007-08, partly because India were never really close enough to Australia for the two combatants to trade blows, and the tourists will enjoy the chance to return to a format they are well versed in.