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Australia vs India, 3rd T20I Match Summary

AUS vs IND, 2020 - T20 Summary

Australia vs India Scorecard
Match Ended   
186/5 (20.0/20)
174/7 (20.0/20)
Australia beat India by 12 runs
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AUS 186/5
Bat Top Batsmen
80 (53)
  • 7x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 150.94SR
54 (36)
  • 3x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 150SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 8.25
IND 174/7
Bat Top Batsmen
85 (61)
  • 4x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 139.34SR
28 (21)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 133.33SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 6.66
Right then, that caps off a thrilling white-ball leg of India's tour down under. What a fantastic 6 games we had - 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. The hosts won the former while the visitors clinched the latter. India would be happy that they managed to extract revenge in the second leg of the white ball series after losing the first leg. Right, off we move to the longest format of the game now, Tests. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy between these two dawns upon us in just a few more days. The 1st Test, the pink ball one, is at Adelaide. It begins on 17th December at 1430 Local (0400 GMT). We hope to have your company for that. Until then, take care and see you...
Hardik Pandya is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES. Says that he is quite pleased with the way he played. Honestly adds that it was not an individual effort but a team effort. Says that he thinks he should head back home to see his family and child. Wants to spend quality time with them he says, on being asked if he thinks he might be called for the Test team.
Virat Kohli, with the trophy in hand, for winning the T20I series 2-1, says that in T20Is, one has to take their chances. Eventually, Kohli states, the batters had too much to do in the end. Adds that he still believes the team was competitive throughout the series. Virat says that he feels very happy. Is great that they got to play in front of crowds. Believes the games were exciting as crowds were present. Because crowds are there, the atmosphere is different too. Says that Australia are a very competitive side and that India need to do a lot to come on top.
Aaron Finch, the WINNING CAPTAIN, starts off by saying it is very good to be back and to be back with a win. Adds that bowling to Dhawan, who is a very good bowler of spin, was tough. States that Kohli is also a bludgeoner of the spinners and hence they needed to be careful. Says that some mistakes cost them the first 2 games. Adds that when one plays against the likes of champion teams like India and England, one needs to be at their best.
Mitchell Swepson is named the Player of the Match. Says that he is elated to bag this award and take his side home. On Shreyas Iyer's wicket off the very first ball that the batsman had faced, Mitchell states that he is happy to have got the wicket.
Andrew Tye is caught up for a quick chat. He says that he is happy with the total that Australia had got earlier. Adds that he is happy that Australia have won the last game. States that it is a batsman's game. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony...
Earlier in the game, Kohli got lucky with the coin toss and asked Australia to set the total. The Aussies got to the worst possible start as they lost skipper Finch for a duck. However, Wade and Smith added 50-plus and kept the boundaries coming with Wade doing his magic again. He got to his half ton and with Maxwell took the attack to the Indians. Maxwell too looked in good touch and he too smashed a fine 50 before getting out and helping Australia to get to 186/5. Indians were poor with the ball and on the field. Only Natarajan and Sundar had a decent outing with the ball for India. However, the total that the Aussies got to, was good enough for their bowlers in the end.
Bowling from Australia was better than what it was in the last game. They struck in the very first over. But the fielding from them was pretty much similar to that of the Indians. Swepson was pick of the bowlers as he got 3 wickets to his name, giving away just 23 in his 4 overs. Zampa just bowled 3 but got the massive wicket of Pandya. Abbott once again had a poor outing with the ball. Tye was pretty good in his 4-over spell, picking up the wicket of Kohli in that. Eventually, it was a decent outing for the Aussies, as they managed to keep chipping away at wickets and in spite of good, attacking cricket from Pandya and Kohli towards the end, they held onto their nerves and managed to bag the first win of the series.
Chasing the total, India lost Rahul on the 2nd ball of the chase but Dhawan along with Kohli added a 50-plus stand to keep the score ticking. Dhawan fell but Kohli continued and got to his half ton.  They were going along nicely but India lost 3 wickets quickly with Dhawan, Samson and Iyer falling in quick time. Kohli, along with Pandya, smashed a few out of the park but the latter fell against Zampa in the 18th over. With him going, Kohli had to go after the bowling and he fell in the penultimate over and it was easy peasy after that for Australia.
A terrific game of cricket and it is Australia who hold their nerves and manage to avoid a whitewash in the hands of the Indians. With Indians losing quick wickets, it became tough towards the end and the Aussies managed to squeeze the game and put India under pressure and seal the deal. However, it is India who will take the series 2-1. But, it is slightly disappointing that India lose their first T20I game, in 2020.
Over 20 : 174/7
14 Runs
  • 419.1
  • W19.2
  • 619.3
  • 219.4
  • 019.5
  • 219.6
S. Thakur
17 (7)
D. Chahar
0 (0)
S. Abbott
Sean Abbott To Shardul Thakur
DROPPED! Well, the game ends with a catch being dropped. Pretty charecteristic of the fielding in the series itself. Short ball, Shardul Thakur pulls hard at it. It goes high in the air to the man at deep mid-wicket who spills the sitter. A couple taken by the team from South Asia. But it does not matter as the AUSTRALIANS WIN BY 12 RUNS! INDIA THOUGH, WIN THE T20I SERIES 2-1!
Sean Abbott To Shardul Thakur
Back of a length ball around off, Thakur looks to slog it on the leg side but he misses his connection. A dot ball. Australia cannot lose now.
Sean Abbott To Shardul Thakur
Short ball, Shardul pulls at it. It is uppish.... but lands ahead of the man at deep square leg. Just the 2 runs there. Thakur is disappointed with himself.
Sean Abbott To Shardul Thakur
SIX! Shardul can strike all right. Low full toss on off and middle, Shardul picks it up and sends it soaring over wide long on for a maximum. 17 required from 3 balls now.
Deepak Chahar is in now.
Sean Abbott To Washington Sundar OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Sundar is gone. This match is going away from India. Full toss well outside off, would have been a wide had he left it. But Washington Sundar goes after it. He strikes it uppishly but Tye, at deep backward point, runs in and takes the catch.
Sean Abbott To Washington Sundar
FOUR! Good strike this on the off side. India still in the game. 23 still needed though. Outside off, Washington hops and hammers it over the covers. Sweeper cover gives chase but the ball is well wide of him and goes away to the fence.
Who will bowl the final over of the game? Will Finch toss the ball to his leggie again? Thakur can use the long handle well against him. Finch goes to his pacer. Sean Abbott it is. He hasn't had the greatest of game today.
Over 19 : 160/6
9 Runs
  • W18.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 118.5
  • 618.6
S. Thakur
7 (3)
W. Sundar
3 (4)
A. Tye
Andrew Tye To Shardul Thakur
SIX! 27 needed now in the last over. Full and on the stumps, Thakur powers that over deep square leg for a huge half a dozen. He can bat, Shardul Thakur. But the asking here is way too much.
Andrew Tye To Washington Sundar
On the pads, flicked aerially towards deep square leg. It falls on a bounce ahead of the fielder there. A single taken.
Andrew Tye To Shardul Thakur
This time he swings through the line for the length ball. It goes towards deep point for a single.
Andrew Tye To Shardul Thakur
Play and a miss! Length ball around off, Shardul swings for the heavens, only to miss.
Andrew Tye To Washington Sundar
Very full on leg, bunted down to mid on for a single.
Shardul Thakur is in now.
Andrew Tye To Virat Kohli OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! An outstanding catch from the seamer. Andrew Tye it is. Kohli goes. And so do India's chances. Full and outside off, Kohli comes down the track and strokes it uppishly towards deep point. Daniel, the man in the deep, takes a scintillating catch, diving to his left.
Who will bowl the penultimate over of the game? Andrew Tye it is.
Over 18 : 151/5
7 Runs
  • W17.1
  • 417.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
V. Kohli
85 (60)
W. Sundar
1 (2)
A. Zampa
Adam Zampa To Virat Kohli
WADE MISSES A STUMPING OPPORTUNITY! Kohli riding on a good deal of luck as well here. This was tossed up on the pads, Virat comes down the track and looks to slam it on the off side. He though misses to connect on that one. It comes off his pads, goes behind. Wade fumbles and a leg bye is sneaked in. Oh my goodness. How costly will that be!
Adam Zampa To Washington Sundar
In the air.. but lands safely. A single. 150 up for India. Tossed up outside off, WS skips down and lofts it over the bowler's head. It falls safely ahead of the long off fielder. A single taken.
Adam Zampa To Washington Sundar
Tossed up outside off, Washington Sundar gets down and looks to slog sweep that one but he misses. Should look for the quick singles instead of such stuff.
Adam Zampa To Virat Kohli
Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
20 OV
14 Runs
S. Abbott to W. Sundar S. Thakur
  • 419.1
  • W19.2
  • 619.3
  • 219.4
  • 019.5
  • 219.6
19 OV
9 Runs
A. Tye to V. Kohli W. Sundar S. Thakur
  • W18.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 118.5
  • 618.6
18 OV
7 Runs
A. Zampa to H. Pandya V. Kohli W. Sundar
  • W17.1
  • 417.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
17 OV
13 Runs
A. Tye to V. Kohli H. Pandya
  • 016.1
  • 116.2
  • 016.3
  • 416.4
  • 616.5
  • 1 WD16.6
  • 116.6
16 OV
20 Runs
D. Sams to H. Pandya V. Kohli
  • 115.1
  • 615.2
  • 615.3
  • 115.4
  • 015.5
  • 615.6
15 OV
2 Runs
A. Tye to V. Kohli H. Pandya
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 114.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
9 Runs
S. Abbott to V. Kohli H. Pandya
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 613.5
  • 113.6
13 OV
6 Runs
M. Swepson to V. Kohli S. Samson S. Iyer
  • 212.1
  • 112.2
  • W12.3
  • 212.4
  • 112.5
  • W12.6
12 OV
7 Runs
A. Zampa to V. Kohli S. Samson
  • 111.1
  • 211.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
5 Runs
M. Swepson to V. Kohli S. Samson
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 010.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
7 Runs
A. Zampa to V. Kohli S. Samson
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 39.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
6 Runs
M. Swepson to V. Kohli S. Dhawan
  • 28.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • W8.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
8 Runs
G. Maxwell to S. Dhawan V. Kohli
  • 47.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
7 OV
6 Runs
M. Swepson to V. Kohli S. Dhawan
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
6 OV
15 Runs
S. Abbott to V. Kohli S. Dhawan
  • 45.1
  • 15.2
  • 45.3
  • 15.4
  • 15.5
  • 45.6
5 OV
7 Runs
A. Tye to V. Kohli S. Dhawan
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 44.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
4 OV
10 Runs
D. Sams to V. Kohli S. Dhawan
  • 43.1
  • 13.2
  • 13.3
  • 1 WD3.4
  • 13.4
  • 1 B3.5
  • 13.6
3 OV
8 Runs
G. Maxwell to V. Kohli S. Dhawan
  • 12.1
  • 2 WD2.2
  • 12.2
  • 12.3
  • 12.4
  • 12.5
  • 12.6
2 OV
11 Runs
S. Abbott to S. Dhawan V. Kohli
  • 11.1
  • 2 WD1.2
  • 11.2
  • 21.3
  • 11.4
  • 11.5
  • 31.6
1 OV
4 Runs
G. Maxwell to KL Rahul V. Kohli S. Dhawan
  • 00.1
  • W0.2
  • 10.3
  • 10.4
  • 10.5
  • 10.6
Match Info
  • Venue Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Indiawon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Australia beat India by 12 runs
  • Player of the Match Mitchell Swepson
  • Player of the Series Hardik Pandya
  • Umpire Gerard Abood (AUS), Rod Tucker (AUS) and Paul Wilson (AUS)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Australia 186/5 in 20.0 overs
  • G Maxwell dropped on 53 by Y Chahal in 18.6 overs
  • Australia 169/3: M Wade lbw b S Thakur 80(53)
  • Referral 3 (18.2 ovs): M Wade against IND (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 1, IND: 0)
  • G Maxwell 8th T20I fifty: 51 runs in 31 balls (3x4) (3x6)
  • Australia 151/2 in 16.5 overs
  • G Maxwell dropped on 38 by D Chahar in 16.5 overs
  • Referral 2 (16.1 ovs): IND against G Maxwell (caught) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, IND: 0)
  • Referral 1 (14.6 ovs): IND against G Maxwell (caught) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, IND: 1)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 53 off 30 balls between M Wade (21) and G Maxwell (29)
  • Australia 100/2 in 11.5 overs
  • M Wade 3rd T20I fifty: 50 runs in 34 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 52 off 36 balls between M Wade (31) and S Smith (14)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Australia 51/1
  • Australia 50/1 in 5.5 overs
  • India 150/5 in 17.5 overs
  • Referral 2 (12.6 ovs): S Iyer against AUS (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 1, IND: 1)
  • India 100/3 in 12.5 overs
  • Referral 1 (10.4 ovs): AUS against S Samson (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 1, IND: 2)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): India 55/1
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 32 balls between S Dhawan (14) and V Kohli (30)
  • India 50/1 in 5.4 overs
  • V Kohli dropped on 19 by A Tye in 4.1 overs
  • V Kohli dropped on 9 by S Smith in 2.2 overs
Match Poll

Who will win the Match

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Matthew Wade AUS14548.33
Virat Kohli IND13444.66
Steven Smith AUS8227.33
Shikhar Dhawan IND8127.00
KL Rahul IND8127.00
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T Natarajan IND66.91
Mitchell Swepson AUS56.90
Yuzvendra Chahal IND49.75
Moises Henriques AUS36.20
Adam Zampa AUS37.00
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