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How drastically things can change in modern-day cricket. Till a few days ago, Australia were under extreme pressure

Having eased their way to victory in the first ODI at Sydney, Australia came up with an even more comprehensive effort to clinch the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy at Canberra. The Aussies had clearly gained some confidence from their triumph on Sunday

Australia did not go into the first ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy against New Zealand in a great frame of mind. They had lost the Test series 2-1 to South Africa at home. Before that, the same side had thrashed them 5-0 in one-dayers.

After facing contrasting fortunes in Tests against different opponents, Australia and New Zealand will face each other in yet another edition of the Chappell-Hadlee trophy, with the first ODI beginning in Sydney on Sunday

Pakistan will have their task cut out when they face hosts New Zealand in the second and final Test of the series beginning in Hamilton on Friday

The India tour was always going to be a tough one for the Kiwis. History also suggested so. And, the results reflected their struggles. While they struggled in the Tests, they were more competitive in the one-day format, on expected lines

The Ranchi ODI to be played on Wednesday will be special for one man, one-day skipper MS Dhoni, as he will be playing what will perhaps be his last international match on his home ground.

India went into the Delhi ODI at Feroz Shah Kotla as favourites to clinch the match, and go 2-0 ahead

Having thrashed New Zealand 3-0 in the just-concluded Test series, India will be keen to take the momentum into the one--dayers as well, when the first match begins at Dharamsala on Sunday