With rain reducing the bilateral series to a five-match affair and India trailing, Australian opener Aaron Finch feels that the pressure will be on the home side to win the remaining two one-dayers.
"India have to win two to clinch the series, we have to win one to win the series. So that's a position we obviously are happy being. It's a case of two games to go. It's like a mini-final series. It's definitely positive being 2-1 up, better than being 1-2 down. We can't control the weather," Finch told reporters after the match between the two sides was called off due to wet outfield without a single ball being bowled, in Cuttack on Saturday.
This was a second successive wash out in the series after Ranchi where the match was called off with India on 27 for no loss in 4.1 overs, chasing Australia's 296.
The destructive opener said Australia will seek to clinch the series by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the sixth match in Nagpur.