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Australia vs India, 3rd T20I Match Summary

AUS vs IND, 2016 - Summary

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Match Ended   
197/5 (20)
200/3 (20)
India beat Australia by 7 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Shane Watson
AUS 197/5
Bat Top Batsmen
124 (71)
  • 10x4s
  • 6x6s
  • 174.64SR
26 (19)
  • 1x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 136.84SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 9.50
2
OVERS
19/1
R/W
Bowler
ECON 8.00
4
OVERS
32/1
R/W
IND 200/3
Bat Top Batsmen
52 (38)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 136.84SR
50 (36)
  • 2x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 138.88SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
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So that's it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage of what has been a thrilling encounter. It were the Australians who took the ODI series with great ease, but it were the Men in Blue who emphatically won the T20I series! Now, Australia are traveling to New Zealand and the Indians will host the Sri Lankans in a few days. We look forward to your company in future. Take care and cheers!
MS DHONI - (When asked about his bowlers) He says that he thinks he has to give a lot of credit to the bowlers. Continues by saying that the batsmen were doing well in the ODIs but the bowlers have done a fantastic job in the last few games. He emphasizes that he needed that extra 5-10 percent from them and they have given him just that. (On the team for the T20I World Cup) He mentions a couple of changes might be made here and there but the side will more or less be the same. He stresses on the fact of having players who can bat and bowl. Also adds that overs from Raina, Kohli, Yuvraj always help. Concludes by saying Kohli and Rohit are batting well and it is important for them to enjoy this time and their game as sometimes they won't score a lot of runs.
SHANE WATSON is the Man of the Match - (On the Indian performance) Says that they are certainly special and they played well in the ODIs as well. Adds saying they have world class players and did quite well. (On captaincy) He proudly says it was a privilege to come back into the side and captain. Continues by saying he was glad to be able to contribute and help the team and that it is a good feeling to do so. Says he is also enjoying his batting. He says Khawaja is playing really well and in fact, he was quite shocked and couldn't believe he got out. (On the road to the World Cup) Replies saying they are looking at the right combinations and they certainly have world class players in the side and are looking to see where everyone fits.
VIRAT KOHLI is the Player of the Series - He says he feels pretty good to get avenge the ODI series defeat. Is really happy with the way they played in the series with both bat and ball. Goes on to say he is disappointed that he wasn't able to finish the game off, but gives credit to Raina and Yuvraj for doing that. (On Sharma) Kohli says he is a big fan of his batting. Says once he gets going there's no stopping him. Gives big credit to him for the way he hits the ball. Adds that he and Shikhar Dhawan are doing a fantastic job. (On being favourites for the WT20) He says he'd like to think so. Concludes by saying that they still have a few games to go before that and will look to do well and go from strength to strength.
After Rohit Sharma departed, it was Suresh Raina who walked out and took over the reigns. Taking the attack to the opposition, playing his shots fearlessly. He, with the valiant support of Yuvraj Singh, saw his team through to the finish line. Earlier, it was Watson with a brilliant ton who powered the hosts to a huge total. But the Indians rose to the challenge and came out on top. They are now on top of the T20I rankings as well. Australia were poor with the ball again. They could never put the reigns on the scoring, apart from a couple of overs towards the end, when Watson strut his stuff. In the end, Indian experience hurt the Aussie blokes.
What a thrilling end to this match and this series! India have whitewashed the Aussies in their own backyard, chasing down the huge total set in front of them. Again, it was Rohit Sharma who got the Men in Blue off to a flying start, attacking the Aussie bowling and kept the scoreboard ticking. Laying the foundation once again, he was accompanied by the run-machine, Virat Kohli, who continued to do what he has been doing in the series so far.
19.6
4
Andrew Tye To Suresh Raina
FOUR! AND INDIA WIN THE SERIES WITH A WHITEWASH! Sensational stuff, India win by 7 wickets! Raina with the winning shot here! Back of a length on off, Raina gives himself some room and cuts it over backward point for a boundary, winning the match for his team!
19.5
2
Andrew Tye To Suresh Raina
Full on middle and leg, Raina works it away through square leg for another couple of runs. 2 runs needed off the last delivery now!
19.4
2
Andrew Tye To Suresh Raina
Full on middle, Raina flicks it away with a wristy shot for a couple of runs. 4 of 2 now.
19.3
b
Andrew Tye To Yuvraj Singh
Going down leg, Yuvraj comes across to flick it over to fine leg, he misses and it goes to the keeper. Raina is quick out of his crease and they take a single. Excellent running! Leg bye.
19.2
6
Andrew Tye To Yuvraj Singh
SIX! This is the Yuvraj we know! What a shot! Full on middle and leg, Yuvraj just launches that over the mid-wicket boundary for a biggie! What a shot! 7 needed of 4.
19.1
4
Andrew Tye To Yuvraj Singh
FOUR! Yuvraj connects this time! On the pads, Yuvraj flicks it away down to fine leg for a boundary. Sublime shot! 13 runs needed of 5 deliveries.
Over 19 : 181/3
5 Runs
    Y. Singh
    5 (9)
    S. Raina
    41 (22)
    S. Watson
    4-0-30-1
    18.6
    1
    Shane Watson To Yuvraj Singh
    Full outside off, Yuvraj digs it out to the off side for a single. Superb over by the skipper! 17 runs now needed of the final over.
    18.5
    2
    Shane Watson To Yuvraj Singh
    Full on middle and leg, Yuvraj lobs it over square leg off his back foot for a couple of runs.
    18.4
    0
    Shane Watson To Yuvraj Singh
    Full and outside off, Yuvraj looks to hit it away on the off side but misses. No run. Pressure piling now on the Indians.
    18.3
    1
    Shane Watson To Suresh Raina
    Length ball outside off, Raina slaps it back down the ground towards long on for a single.
    18.2
    1
    Shane Watson To Yuvraj Singh
    Full on middle and off, Yuvraj comes out to the pitch of the delivery and digs it out towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
    18.1
    0
    Shane Watson To Yuvraj Singh
    Short on middle and off, Yuvraj tries to pull but it goes over his bat. It seemed like it was high but the umpire signalling nothing there. A wide should have been called.
    Over 18 : 176/3
    12 Runs
      S. Raina
      40 (21)
      Y. Singh
      1 (4)
      A. Tye
      3-0-33-0
      17.6
      4
      Andrew Tye To Suresh Raina
      FOUR! Excellent shot by Raina! Fuller on middle and off, Raina comes across and flicks it down fine to send it racing to the ropes.
      17.5
      4
      Andrew Tye To Suresh Raina
      FOUR! Unlucky there, Andrew Tye! Fullish outside off, Raina gives himself room and slashes at it but it takes a thick outside edge and it flies over Bancroft racing away to the fence.
      17.4
      2
      Andrew Tye To Suresh Raina
      Full toss outside off, Rains comes across and scoops it towards the fine leg region for another couple of runs.
      17.3
      0
      Andrew Tye To Suresh Raina
      High full toss outside off, Rains slashes but misses. Looks to the umpire for a no ball but is not given.
      17.2
      2
      Andrew Tye To Suresh Raina
      Shortish on middle and leg, Raina pulls it away on the leg side for a couple of runs.
      17.1
      0
      Andrew Tye To Suresh Raina
      Fired full on middle, Raina just manages to dig it out.
      ANDREW TYE continues.
      Over 17 : 164/3
      8 Runs
        Y. Singh
        1 (4)
        S. Raina
        28 (15)
        S. Watson
        3-0-25-1
        16.6
        0
        Shane Watson To Yuvraj Singh
        Outside off, Yuvraj shimmies across and tries to hit it over the leg side but misses it completely. Hits his pads and no runs are taken. End of the over. 34 runs needed of 18 deliveries.
        16.5
        1
        Shane Watson To Suresh Raina
        Full toss on off, Raina slogs it through mid-wicket for a comfortable single.
        16.5
        wd
        Shane Watson To Suresh Raina
        WIDE! Watson bangs it in short but it's too short. Goes way over Raina's head. Umpire signals it as a wide.
        16.4
        0
        Shane Watson To Suresh Raina
        Full outside off, Raina tries to guide it down towards third man by opening the face of the blade at the last second but just misses. Into the keeper's gloves.
        16.3
        1
        Shane Watson To Yuvraj Singh
        Length ball outside off, Yuvraj hits it on the off side for a single. He is off the mark.
        Match Info
        • Venue Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
        • Toss Australia won the toss and elected to bat
        • Result India beat Australia by 7 wickets
        • Player of the Match Shane Watson
        • Umpire
        • Referee Jeff Crowe
        Match Notes
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        Match Poll

        Who will win the Match

        Worm
        PlayerRunsAvg.
        Virat Kohli IND199199.00
        Shane Watson AUS15175.50
        Rohit Sharma IND14347.66
        Aaron Finch AUS11859.00
        Suresh Raina IND9090.00
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        PlayerWicketsEco.
        Jasprit Bumrah IND68.95
        Ravindra Jadeja IND57.83
        Ravichandran Ashwin IND47.58
        Shane Watson AUS36.45
        Hardik Pandya IND311.14
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