Sydney: Matthew Wade and Mitchell Swepson saved the Aussies from a whitewash as their aspect beat India by 12 runs in the third T20I at the Sydney Cricket Floor on Tuesday (December 8, 2020).
Australia, after place in to bat first, rode high on their opener Wade’s fair correct 80 off 53 balls (7 fours, 2 sixes) and posted a total of 186-5 of their 20-over quota. Wade who modified into as soon as opening for the second time in the sequence modified into as soon as neatly supported by all-rounder Glenn Maxwell who blasted 54 runs off 36 deliveries (3 fours, 3 sixes).
However, Australian ragged skipper Steven Smith (24 off 23) modified into as soon as the excellent other participant to the touch the double figures.
For India, Washington Sundar took two wickets and T Natarajan and Shardul Thakur bagged one every.
In answer, India got an early blow by Maxwell in the very first over as KL Rahul departed for a golden duck. Shikhar Dhawan and captain Virat Kohli then held a 50-runs partnership earlier than the left-hander (28 off 21) modified into as soon as disregarded in the ninth over by Mitchell Swepson.
Swepson then gave India two more rapid shocks as he despatched Sanju Samson (10 off 9) and Shreyas Iyer (first ball duck) abet to the pavilion.
Kohli and second T20Is man of the match Hardik Pandya then tried to revive the Indian innings and at one level, it regarded love that India will bolt the target, but Pandya modified into as soon as now not ready for Adam Zampa and obtained disregarded after scoring 20 off 13 balls.
Kohli (85 off 61) then tried taking India dwelling but modified into as soon as despatched abet after Daniel Sams’ fair correct salvage at the deep level. The Indian aspect then would possibly most likely well most nice looking reach 174-7 in 20 overs and lost the match by 12 runs.
India, however, took the T20I sequence 2-1 and will now play the predominant Check from December 17 at Adelaide.
Australia 186-5 in 20 overs: Matthew Wade (80 off 53), Glenn Maxwell (54 off 36), Washington Sundar 2-34
India 174-7 in 20 overs: Virat Kohli (85 off 61), Shikar Dhawan (28 off 21), Mitchell Swepson 3-23