Adelaide: With India heading towards their second successive overseas ‘Whitewash’, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that upcoming tri-series might bring a “change in luck as the colour of the ball will change.”

“Everything is gonna start fresh. It is going to be a different ball game. The colour of the ball also changes. So hopefully we can change our luck as well,” Ashwin said while emphasizing on the upcoming tri-nation ODI series.

Set a daunting target of 500, India were left in tatters with six of their top batsman returning to the hut on just 166 with a complete days play to spare.

Ashwin, however, said the team tried their level best but can not rewrite the script.

“We tried our best and it has not come out well, so we have to think what’s gonna happen at home, can’t really do anything at the present,” Ashwin insisted.

He added there were situations where they had an upper hand but they failed to seize the initiative.

“We always stumbled on a roadblock when we got the three wickets and could not get the fourth wicket quickly enough to attack and attack as a whole. We have gone into a break and have not been able to comeback and really seize the initiative,” he said.

The tweaker reiterated that it was not correct to say that the team has been embarrassed and insisted he would rather term the onslaught as a huge disappointment.

“Embarrassment is not the right word, we have not faulted or cheated anybody. We are extremely disappointed,” he said.

Ashwin was also candid enough in admitting that they don’t have any answer for collective “failure as a unit.”

India's batting has come in for severe criticism for its performance but Ashwin wanted to blame everyone and not just the batters.

"It's a team game and should be thought as such. If we have failed, we have failed as a unit. If batsmen haven't got runs, they haven't given enough time for bowlers to recover. If the bowlers haven't done well, they haven't given enough for batsmen in the dressing room. We failed as a unit."

There was a belief that with batters failing constantly, India could have reshuffled the batting order.

"I really don't belong to top seven. I was always at number eight so my duty was always to keep one end and post some score on the board for the bowlers to really work in case there was a trouble or slump.

"This wicket looked flat and we thought we would bat really well here. I feel awkward to give excuses. At the end of the day, things didn't go our well... if we had runs on the board, things could have looked a little different. But you can't rewrite the script, can you?"

Ashwin, who took two for 72 in Australia's second innings, felt he had bowled well in the series.

"There have been phases when I've bowled well. I wouldn't say I didn't have much luck, but we always stumped upon a roadblock. When we got the three wickets, and didn't get the fourth quickly enough to attack as a whole and gone into a break and not seize the initiative.

"With due credit, just a couple of players have used their feet very well. In Australian conditions with kookaburra ball, even if you deceive them in the flight, they go through with shots.

"This is the learning I've taken from the series. I would work on when guys are stepping out to me. At the end of the day, as a bunch of youngsters who are there in the squad, we would try to take as much learning from the series as possible and walk with our heads held high and try and use it somewhere else."