India defeated Australia by 6 wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) in Sydney to draw series 1-1. Virat Kohli played a pivotal knock, remaining unbeaten on 61 runs to help India cross the line with 2 balls to spare. Opening the innings for India, Rohit Sharma (23) and Shikhar Dhawan (41) forged a 67-run first wicket partnership to give the tourists a good start. Dinesh Karthik (22 not out) also played an important cameo for India. For Australia, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Andrew Tye and Mitchell Starc scalped one-wicket each. (SCORECARD)
India are unbeaten in T20I engagements since July 2017, when they last lost to the West Indies in a one-off game in the Caribbean. They have won 21 out of 28 T20Is since then in different conditions and against varying opposition. (Play fantasy league and win cash daily)
Last time in Australia, back in 2016, India had won the T20I series with an unprecedented 3-0 margin. Rain though has played spoilsport with their chance of winning a second consecutive T20I series Down Under. Perhaps the only silver lining is that they still can maintain their unbeaten record in this format with victory on Sunday.
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Washington Sundar.
Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, D'Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.