Australia have not lost any of their last 18 ODIs at home © Getty Images
Australia have not lost any of their last 18 ODIs at home © Getty Images

Australia captain Steven Smith has promised that there will be no let up despite being ahead of India in their ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series, ahead of the final match at Sydney. Australia have won four matches on the trot and a win will help them to stretch their unbeaten record at home to 18 ODIs. Australia won the first ODI at Perth by five wickets, the second at Brisbane by seven wickets, the third in Melbourne by three wickets and the fourth at Canberra by 25 runs. The fifth and final ODI of the series will be played at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday. FULL SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 5th ODI at Sydney

Smith was quoted as saying by Reuters, “We’ve played some very good cricket against them of late. We dominated them when they were out here last summer, we beat them in the World Cup semi-final and we’re up 4-0 so we’re in a good spot. Hopefully we can top it off tomorrow with a 5-0 whitewash.” ALSO READ: India cricket team’s training session at Sydney cancelled due to wet conditions

Australia had set the world record more than 12 years ago, when they won 21 ODI matches on the trot. From the period between January 11, 2003 to May 24 the same year, Australia won as many as 21 matches on a trot to set world record. ALSO READ: Darren Lehmann wants Australia to whitewash India in ODI series

The two teams will now be heading into a three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series, which will be played on January 26, 29 and 31. The three T20Is will be played at Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney respectively. While India will return home for a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, Australia will travel to New Zealand for a three-match Test series and a limited-overs series.