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Australia in do-or-die fight for ODI supremecy

AUSTRALIA must win the final four matches of its One-Day International series with India to dethrone the host nation as ODI kings of the world.

And batsman Adam Voges (pictured) said he believes all-rounder James Faulkner's scintillating match-winning performance with the bat in the Aussies' four-wicket triumph in game three in Mohali on Sunday will inspire the side to do just that.

Voges scored 76 not out while Faulkner smashed an unbeaten 64 off 29 balls to help give Australia a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series.

He said while India's confidence would be shaken heading into tomorrow's clash in Ranchi, the No.2-ranked Australia now has a belief it can chase any total down.

"I'd like to think you can set a series up with a win like that," Voges said.

"India would have been very confident coming into (the Mohali) game.

"But that was the beauty of the result. We were able to fight our way back into the contest and end up winning the game.

"I know 2-1 up in a seven game series is still a long way to go, but we know that if we do need to chase again in the future that we can."


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