Mitchell Swepson 3 wickets spell drive Australia beat Indian by 12 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

India has won the toss and chose to field against Australia. India is going in with an unchanged side. Aaron Finch is back for Australia, regaining full fitness. His arrival in the playing XI is the only change in Australia’s line-up.

After taking the crucial wickets of Aaron Finch and Steve Smith, India will be hoping to restrict Australia from posting a strong target. Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade infuse momentum in Australia’s Innings.

Matthew Wade scored 80 runs from 53 balls(
Matthew Wade scored 80 runs from 53 balls(BCCI/ICC/Twitter)

The duo accumulated 90 runs from 53. Matthew Wade scored 80 runs from 53 balls to grab his 3rd T20I half-century. a century before getting dismissed by Shardul Thakur Meanwhile, Maxwell registered 54 from 36 deliveries century before bowing down to T Natarajan. Australia post a 187-run target for India.

Washington Sundar was the top bowler for India, grabbing two wickets. Meanwhile, T Natarajan and Shardul Thakur notched a dismissal each.

While chasing 188 runs target Indian lost crucial wickets of KL Rahul 0 runs off 2 deliveries and Shikhar Dhawan 28 runs off 21, Sanju Samson 10 runs of 9 deliveries Australia have fought back into the game through Mitch Swepson’s spell, the leg-spinner removed Sanju Samson and golden duck for Shreyas Iyer by Mitchell Swepson in the same over to dent the opposition.

Mitchell Swepson | Man of the Match: Happy to get this award, and win the game for my side. I think that was a bit of a skidder, but I’m happy to say that I gave it a bit of a rip and got that wicket (the Iyer wicket).

Team India is depending on Virat Kohli 85 runs 61 deliveries in this run chase with the skipper looking in good touch. He brought up his 25th T20I fifty just before Swepson’s twin strikes and now has Hardik Pandya 20 runs off 13 deliveries for company in the middle. Australia End India’s Winning Streak, Visitors Take Series 2-1. Full Scorecard

Virat Kohli 85 runs 61 deliveries(
Virat Kohli 85 runs 61 deliveries(ICC/BCCI/Twitter)

Virat Kohli | India captain: At one stage when Hardik started going we thought we could pull it off. The middle over phase during our batting cost us the game. A partnership of 30-odd would’ve made it easier for Hardik. We are finding ways to come back and give the opposition a scare and the series win is a little asterisk for us to finish the 2020 season on a high. I feel the crowd was a factor as well, it’s always giving you a dimension of motivation. Our crowd pulls us through sometimes, and Australia’s too, and we as players feed off the crowd’s energy. We need to take the same competitive attitude into the Tests, and having played here a few times, we can score runs as well. Once it’s time to capitalize and score, we need to do that session by session. I’m sure the current side is stronger than last time (Test matches) and I’ll see if I can play the tour match.

Aaron Finch | Australia captain: It was a great series, and we just happened to be on the wrong end of the first two. It’s the first time we’ve had two leg-spinners in the side, and they were bold with the short boundaries here, so credit to both of them. Swepson bowled the 7th over against Shikhar and Virat, both destructive in their own ways, but Zamps bowled really well as well. We played some great white-ball cricket over the last 18 months and really proud of the bunch.


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