Sydney: Matthew Wade and Mitchell Swepson saved the Aussies from a whitewash as Australia beat India by 12 runs in the 3rd T20I on the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday (December 8, 2020).
Australia, after put in to bat first, rode excessive on their opener Wade’s good 80 off 53 balls (7 fours, 2 sixes) and posted a complete of 186-5 in their 20-over quota. Wade who was opening for the second time in the collection was nicely supported by all-rounder Glenn Maxwell who blasted 54 runs off 36 deliveries (Three fours, Three sixes).
However, Australian former skipper Steven Smith (24 off 23) was the one different participant to the touch the double figures.
For India, Washington Sundar took two wickets and T Natarajan and Shardul Thakur bagged one every.
India vs Australia 3rd T20I: As it occurred
In reply, 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) was dismissed in the ninth over by Mitchell Swepson.
Swepson then gave India two extra fast shocks as he despatched Sanju Samson (10 off 9) and Shreyas Iyer (first ball duck) again 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 like that India will chase the goal, however Pandya was not prepared for Adam Zampa and bought dismissed after scoring 20 off 13 balls.
Kohli (85 off 61) then tried taking India residence however was despatched again after Daniel Sams’ good catch on the deep level. The Indian aspect then may solely attain 174-7 in 20 overs and misplaced the match by 12 runs.
India, nonetheless, took the T20I collection 2-1 and can now play the primary Test 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