India vs Australia 3rd T20 Match Highlights: India beat Australia by six wickets in the third and final T20I to clinch the three-match series 2-1 here on Sunday. Cameron Green (52 off 21 balls) and Tim David (54) scored the bulk of runs as Australia put 186 for 7 after being invited to bat. India chased down the target with one ball to spare, riding on Suryakumar Yadav’s 69 off 36 balls and Virat Kohli’s 63 off 48 balls.
Daniel Sams (2/33) claimed two wickets, while Josh Hazlewood (1/40) and Pat Cummins (1/40) accounted for one wicket each. For India, Axar Patel (3/33) scalped three wickets, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/39), Yuzvendra Chahal (1/22) and Harshal Patel (1/18) also claimed one wicket each.
India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Josh Inglis, Matthew Wade(w), Daniel Sams, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Follow highlights from IND vs AUS below.
That’s why I’m batting at 3, giving the experience to the team (at that position). Surya was batting really well, I turned around to the dug-out, Rahul bhai and Ro both asked me to continue batting (and bat for a long time), he has the game to bat under any condition (on SKY), he batted beautifully in the Asia Cup. He’s striking the ball well, this is the best I have seen him for the past 6 months or so. He’s got the gift of timing and I was in awe watching him play his shots. He was trying to control my scoring rate (on Adam Zampa), so I was standing outside leg and trying to use that off-side area. I was a tad disappointed at having taken a single after a six, but it was an important strike (on that first-ball six in the 20th over). We were a tad disappointed at not having kept our required rate to around 4-5 runs for the last over, so it was important to get a boundary early on. I’m happy with my contribution to the team, I took a break, went back to the nets, worked hard on my fitness and think it’s coming off well. I want to keep contributing and doing my best for the team.
Now then, India need 11 from 6 balls.And Kohli goes big and that’s a six!!! And Kohli is gone!!! That was hit hard and good catch by Finch. Karthik in to bat. India need 5 from 4 now. Single from Karthik. Swings and misses. 4 off 2 now. Nailbiter. Absolute nailbiter. And that gets the gap for a four and India win!!!
What a win!
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21 off 12 required. The last over now as Hazlewood takes the ball. What a shot!!! That’s a six by Pandya. Hits the low full toss all the way out of the ground. Single now. Kohli on strike. Lovely ball. and another dot as Kohli swings and misses. Well fielded by Maxwell and denies Kohli a boundary. IND 176/3 after 19 overs
The 18th over now and India need 32 from 18 balls. Cummins to bowl and Kohli takes a single. And a four by Pandya to third man!!! The third ball is a dot!! Overthrow and a run now. Could have been a run out. And a wide along with a bye. Confusing fielding. IND 166/3 after 18 overs
The game’d old hands have a ‘team player’ test that helps them decide if a batsman is on the pitch for personal milestones or ensuring a win. They ask you to watch what they do when they are in their 40s. In case a batter knocks the ball around as he is approaching 50, he gets the dubious label of “selfish” from the dressing room. These are the kinds who resume hitting big strokes only after they have received an ovation from the crowd. And then there are those who have the team’s cause on their mind regardless of the score they are playing on. Surya Kumar Yadav belongs to the second category – you would have seen the awe in Virat Kohli’s eyes whenever the two met mid-pitch to punch gloves after the Mumbai Mauler had sent one more proper good ball over the fence. At Hyderabad, leading a tight chase, Surya didn’t bother being in 40s. At 45 he hit Adam Zampa’s low full toss for a wristy six – a risky shot but it didn’t matter to Surya as the run rate was climbing. Even the next ball he hit for a six. Mathew Hayden, from commentary box, called Surya’s on-his-toes riding the bounce six off Sams as the shot of the tournament but in the long run it was the six off Zampa when on 45 that would matter to India more.
Suryakumar Yadav hastily telegraphed his intention to step down the surface. Spotting the move, Adam Zampa bowled the ball into his body so that Yadav got no room to free those arms. A low full toss it turned out to be and for a second Yadav seemed perplexed and with little wriggle room. There seemed just one route he could take, the path down the ground, in which case the straight fielders were on the prowl. Difficult it was to get the adequate timing for the ball to soar over the ropes. But so rubbery his wrists are and sharp his brain is, even though he was not in the best of positions that he still managed to coax the ball over the ropes. He held his shape, shuffled a tad to the leg-side and with a vigorous whirl of wrists, packed the ball over mid-wicket. Of all the places, Hyderabad was the best place to unfurl the strokes, in the land of those wrist-artistes Mohammad Azharuddin and VVS Laxman.
– Sandip G
Virat Kohli maintains his good record against Australia. Brings up his 8th T20I half century against them. This came off just 37 balls to rupturous ovation. IND 148/3 after 15.5 overs
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Cummins gets hit by a six by Kohli. He is refusing to let the momentum die here!! A short ball next by Cummins to welcome Pandya. IND 143/3 after 15 overs
Warra shot 💉@imVkohli pic.twitter.com/41BcrAPQzg
Hazlewood to bowl the 14th and SKY starts with a four!! The 3rd ball is walloped for 6 more. Australia do not know what to do. And he is taken!!! Did not get the elevation he wanted. Finch takes the catch at long off. IND 134/3 after 14 overs
Zampa in to bowl the 13 overs. And that’s two sixes from two balls by Suryakumar Yadav. And that’s 50 up for SKY. IND 122/2 after 13 overs
Cummins in to bowl the 11th and Surya takes 2. Takes a single off the second ball and Kohli back on strike. Inside edge, Koli taps and runs. 2 more for SKY. And the last ball goes for a ride. Way into the second tier for a six!! IND 103/2 after 11 overs
best shot played by Virat Kohli in recent times 🥶 @imVkohli | #ViratKohli𓃵 pic.twitter.com/NJm4FjWXoC
Zampa to bowl the 9th and Kohli steps out and that’s a colossal six into the stands. And Suryakumar Yadav hits another four as the 50-run partnership comes up. IND 81/2 after 9 overs
A fine 50-run partnership off 42 deliveries comes up between @imVkohli & @surya_14kumar 👏
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Maxwell in to bowl the 8th over and Kohli starts with a single. SKY comes on strike and slashes him for a four off te second ball. ‘Catch it’ shout but the slog sweep placement by Surya is immaculate. IND 67/2 after 8 overs
How’s that for a MAXIMUM from @imVkohli 💥
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Last over of the powerplay now. Hazlewood to bowl this one. Starts with 2 dot balls. Adding to the pressure now. And he relieves it in the very next ball as he smashes it for a six!!!!! Follows that up with a four!!! Over cover now. Sensational. IND 50/2 after 6 overs
After 6 overs, #TeamIndia are 50/2
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Green to bowl the 5th and lovely cover drive by Kohli for a four!! Just carresses it through the covers. 3 dots to follow. Just 5 from this one. IND 39/2 after 5 overs
Cummins to bowl the fourth and Rohit gets a top edge. Wasn’t in control of the shot but finds a boundary nontheless. And his luck runs out. Rohit pulls and finds the fielder. Daniel Sams was just stationed there as if the shot was telegraphed. IND 30/2 after 3.4 overs
Zampa in to bowl the 3rd over and Kohli finds the gap beautifully for a four!!! Oh the edge and that has gone behind to add four more to Rohit’s tally. IND 26/1 after 3 overs
Hazlewood in to bowl the 2nd over and Kohli off the mark with a single. Leg byes for four more. India won’t mind at all. The last ball is smashed for a six by Rohit!!! IND 16/1 after 2 overs
India Squad: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Deepak Hooda
Australia Squad: Aaron Finch(c), Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Steven Smith, Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Josh Inglis, Nathan Ellis