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India vs Australia 3rd T20I Highlights: Australia win by 12 runs

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 3rd T20I Highlights: India win the T20 series 2-1.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 8, 2020 5:26:31 pm
India vs Australia 3rd T20: Australia win by 12 runs.

India vs Australia (IND vs AUS) 3rd T20I Highlights: Australia, batting first against India in the 3rd T20I, posted 186/5 in 20 overs. India finished with 174/7 in reply.

Matthew Wade (80) scored yet another fifty, marking his penchant for scoring big against India. Washington Sundar (2/34) was the most effective bowler for India, one of his two wickets being the one of skipper Aaron Finch for a duck. Glenn Maxwell (54) launched an offensive with Wade in the later half of the innings. India did well in the last few overs as a deluge of wickets fell and Australia were restricted to 186. Virat Kohli (85) again led India’s chase but yet again lost his wicket at a crucial stage. Australia eventually won by 12 runs to gain a consolation win. India won the series 2-1.

Australia v India Twenty20 Series 2020

3rd T20I, SCG, Sydney, 08 Dec, 2020

IND 174 / 7 (20.0)


AUS 186 / 5 (20.0)

Shardul Thakur17 7
Deepak Chahar0 0
Glenn Maxwell3.0 20 1
Sean Abbott4.0 49 1

Australia win by 12 runs

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India vs Australia 3rd T20 Highlights:

17:23 (IST)08 Dec 2020
AUS win by 12 runs

Shardul gives it his mightiest swings but it's Australia who close out the match by 12 runs. A dropped catch to end the match and the series. It's been a series of dropped catches. India end with 174/7. India win the series 2-1 but Australia win the match by 12 runs.

17:20 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Sundar out

Washington Sundar starts the over with a four crashed through covers. But is caught at third man as he tries it again next ball. Did India leave it too late to go for the charge today, wonders Ajay Jadeja on air. Shardul, back on strike slams another six off the third ball in the over. Makes sure India are not going down without a fight. India need 17 in 3 balls.

17:16 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Shardul slams a six

Just as the match slips away from India's grasp, Shardul has a say with a six to end the 19th over. India will need 27 off the last over. Sean Abbott will bowl it. IND 160/6 after 19

17:13 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Kohli out for 85

Kohli is gone! That's the big wicket! Sams puts in a dive to grab the catch. Kohli is gone for 85. Andrew Tye gets the big wicket. Australia swing the game in their favour. India need 35 runs from 10 balls. Shardul and Washington in the middle.

17:08 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Pandya out

Pandya crashes another six over covers as Tye bowls the 17th. India's chase is well and truly on. But then Zampa is brought back and he gets the leading edge off Pandya. He is gone for 23. Kohli, into his 80s now, is joined by Sundar. IND 149/5 after 17.3

17:01 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Kohli charges towards target

Kohli enters fourth gear! Hit a six in Sean Abbot's 14th but it's in Sams's 16th that he truly explodes. Two consecutive sixes smashed. Hardik Pandya also joins in just at the end, smashing a six to get 20 runs off the 16th over. IND 131/4 after 16

16:46 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Iyer out for a duck

Steve Smith is doing some unbelievable stuff on the field. A catch to get rid of Samson first. Then a sensational save on the boundary ropes to stop a six. Shreyas Iyer is LBW for a first ball duck! Disaster! Hardik Pandya enters at 6. IND 100/4 after 13

16:41 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Swepson strikes again

Sanju Samson is gone! Gone for 10 off 9 balls. It's Swepson who strikes again. Iyer joins Kohli at 5. IND 97/3 after 12.3

16:39 (IST)08 Dec 2020
50 for Kohli

The spinners keep the run rate down. 7 runs from Zampa's over. 5 from Swepson's. A long and elaborate DRS against Sanu Samson in Swepson's over. Kohli gets to his 50 in the 12th over. Off 41 balls. IND 94/2 after 12

16:26 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Dhawan out

Australia continue with spin from both ends. The pitch has slowed down since the last match. Dhawan is caught in the deep. Swepson strikes. Sama manages to hold on to the catch after initially spilling. IND 75/2 after 9

16:22 (IST)08 Dec 2020
India in fine rhythm

India resort to singles after spinner Swepson comes in and get six straight runs in the seventh over. Maxwell comes back in next and he gets reverse-swept by Dhawan for a boundary. Both Kohli and Dhawan maintain their running effectively. IND: 69/1 (8 overs)

16:14 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Kohli, Dhawan look settled

Following his captain's cue, Dhawan gets it going too now! After Kohli (31*) starts with a four, Dhawan (18*) hits his first boundary of the innings with an edge that flies over third man! India reach the half-century mark. 15 runs off the over. IND: 55/1 (6 overs)

16:10 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Kohli finds his groove

After Kohli opened the boundary count for India in the previous over against Sams, he is dropped by Tye... a half chance though. He then punishes the pacer with an upper-cut over third man. Dhawan still playing safely on the other side. IND: 40/1 (5 overs)

16:01 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Dhawan, Kohli steadying the ship

India are taking the slow and steady route in Sydney now. Still no boundaries for the chasing team, but the runs are coming frequently through effective running between the wickets. While Kohli's on 12*, Dhawan's on 7*. IND: 23/1 (3 overs)

15:54 (IST)08 Dec 2020

GONE! Australia have an early breakthrough as Maxwell gets the wicket of Rahul on the second ball of the innings. Rahul pulls a half-tracker straight down to Smith at deep midwicket. Virat Kohli comes on and gets two quick singles. IND: 4/1 (1 over)

15:28 (IST)08 Dec 2020
AUS put up 186/5

Moises Henriques joins Maxwell with 9 balls in the innings. Natarajan will bowl the 20th over. Maxwell is bowled off the first ball of the ober. Goes for the switch hit off a full toss! Maxwell is gone for 54. D'Arcy Short is run out later in the over. New man Daniel Sams manages to hit a four first ball. The last ball of the innings is a dot. Australia score 186/5.

15:19 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Wade out for 80

Natarajan back to bowl the last few overs. Maxwell smashes a four tio the leg side against him to get to his 50. Wade is finally out. Shardul gets him out LBW. Gone for 80. He has punished India today. AUS 169/3 after 18.2

15:13 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Chahar drops a catch

Chahar comes back into the attack in the 16th and bowls a quiet over. In the 17th, Chahar is the fielder who drops Maxwell. India's horror time in the field continues. Shardul Thakur the deprived bowler this time. Maxwell hits the next ball for a six, adding to India's woes. AUS 161/2 after 17.3

15:01 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Maxwell makes Chahal pay for overstepping

Wade clobbers Shardul for another six. Wade and Maxwell are looking to be in murderous mood at the moment. Maxwell smashes another six as Chahal bowls the 15th. Things are beginning to look troublesome for India now. And again! Later in the over. Another bad outing for Chahal, India's premier leg spinner. AUS 139/2 after 15

14:48 (IST)08 Dec 2020
Maxwell launches offensive

Shardul Thakur is introduced into the attack for the first time in the 12th over. Wade smashes a six to the leg side against him. Maxwell cracks a cheeky four to third man to get going as well. Australia cross 100 in the 12th over. Maxwell goes to the switch hit against Chahal in the 13th. Ian Chappell is probably twiddling his thumbs somewhere. But off the last ball of the over, it's Chahal who has the last laugh. Maxwell caught behind for 19. No! Cancel that! Chahal has bowled a no ball. Maxwell survives. AUS 114/2 after 13

India Squad: Shikhar DhawanKL Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas IyerManish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Agarwal, Sanju Samson, Navdeep SainiWashington SundarMohammed Shami

Australia Squad: Aaron Finch(c), Matthew Wade, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Andrew Tye, Marnus Labuschagne, D Arcy Short, Cameron Green, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis