India vs Australia T20 Match Live score
India have had the most magnificent run chase at Sydney and have whitewashed Australia 3-0 in this T20 series. While Australia were a depleted outfit, India picked their best team throughout the series. Now, it is 4-4 as Australia took the ODI series 4-1 and now India have had this sweet T20 series win.
India win by 7 wickets and make it a clean sweep of the series.
India 200/3 in 20 Overs | 17 required off the last over. Tye coming on and a boundary first up for Yuvraj. 13 required off 5. This is gripping. And it is a six! Superb, simply fantastic. 7 required off 4. A bye here. 6 required off 3. Raina back for the second. 4 off 2. Two more. Now, then. Two required off the last ball. And Raina hits a boundary and India win.
India 181/3 in 19 Overs | Watson, the captain coming on. Yuvraj is not getting his timing right. A dot ball here. Now, just a single. This won’t do for India. They need boundaries. It is going to be a bit uphill it seems. They have to cut lose now, India.
India 176/3 in 18 Overs | Tye with the fresh over here. Yorker and hit straight to the bowler. 34 required off 17. Now, one hit on the one side. 32 required off 16. Play and a miss. Two more to the on side. Edged for a boundary to third man by Raina. Four more to end the over.
India 164/3 in 17 Overs | Watson with a fresh over and another boundary for Raina. Is he the key here, Raina? Another single for Yuvraj at point. 36 required off 21. Another dot ball. Crucial to get dot balls here for the Aussies. Wide ball now. 34 required off 19. Another dot ball.
India 156/3 in 16 Overs | Tye is back into the attack. He looks as an impressive bowler. Tye to Raina and a dot ball to the keeper. Now, on the pads and a boundary to fine leg. Raina is shuffling and using the crease well. Now, more runs on the off side. How much will the missed stumping cost Australia?
India 147/3 in 15 Overs | Boyce for his last over now. And Kohli gets a boundary. This is a fabulous run chase. More runs as Kohli gets another half century. Boyce has got a wicket here. Kohli is gone. Yuvraj the new man. Kohli b Boyce 50 (36)
India 139/2 in 14 Overs | Tait coming back. Raina and Kohli needing a partnership here. Another single at deep extra cover for Kohli. Three runs off the first four balls. Now, Raina gets a boundary at fine leg. India going good here. Two more to end the over.
India 130/2 in 13 Overs | Boyce replacing Maxwell, whose last over cost 10. Boyce has been superb, conceding only 12 in his two overs. And that is a wicket for Boyce as Rohit is gone. The leg spinner is bowling superbly. And, this is a missed stumping, Raina gets a life. And, the left-hander has smashed the last ball of the over for a six. OUT! Rohit c Watson b Boyce 52 (38)
India 122/1 in 12 Overs | Boland the new bowler as another single. Now a boundary by Rohit. Meanwhile, Rohit gets his half-century. Another belter of a pitch in Australia. You just cannot praise this run chase enough. Boland needs to leave an impact for the hosts.
India 112/1 in 11 Overs | Maxwell the new bowler. It is all about wickets folks. A single for Rohit. Australia keeping India slightly quiet. But this is a fantastic shot as Rohit dispatches one into the stands. A huge hit on a full toss.
India 102/1 in 10 Overs | Tait is back as Australia are looking for a wicket. Kohli and Rohit going good. Now, a mistimed shot falls near the man at long on here. A little cat and mouse going game on here as another two at deep square leg. Single to end the over.
India 91/1 in 8 Overs | Another boundary to start a fresh over. Watson the bowler and what a fantastic chase this is turning out to be. Simply superb. Another single at long on for Kohli. Driven at long off as another single taken here. Another single to end the over.
India 81/1 in 7 Overs | Boyce with the new over, good start for India. A bit of a misfield and the batsmen are back for three. Another single here. What a great partnership this is turning out to be. We end the over with a dot ball here.
India 74/1 in 6 Overs | Tye is the new bowler and he will feel the pressure. And now here is a shot on the on side with Kohli picking the gap at midwicket, two more. Now, this is a six with a fantastic shot at long on. Two more to end the over.
India 62/1 in 5 Overs | Boland continues and another boundary here for Kohli at long off. A wide ball down the leg side here. And now hit down the ground as Rohit gets two more. And another boundary down at long off to end the over here.
India 49/1 in 4 Overs | Four more as Watson, the new bowler, bowls a wide ball which is dispatched on the off side by Dhawan. And this is a wicket as Dhawan is caught by the keeper here. Kohli the new man and a dot ball as one hit straight to the man at mid on. OUT! Dhawan c Bancroft b Watson 26 (9)
India 42/0 in 3 Overs | A wide by Tait. Now, this fellow is spraying it again. One more good shot on the on side, just a flick of the wrists. One more wide! What is happening! Tait is bowling quick but continues to spray. And what a marvellous shot here as Dhawan gets a boundary at long off. And that is a six on the on side! We have a chase on here. Four more! Tait is getting a pasting as the batsmen are using the extra pace.
India 18/0 in 2 Overs | Boland coming here as Dhawan gets a boundary on the off side. India is looking to become the first team to win 3-0 in an international series in Australia. Superb shot this as Rohit gets a boundary on the off side. He gave himself some room and just beautiful placement.
India 7/0 in 1 Over | Tait to open the bowling and right on the mark with a full-pitched ball on middle stump, a dot ball. A full ball and a boundary through deep extra cover by Rohit. Wide ball here. Now, another ball hit straight back at the stumps. One more wide. Another single at short third man.
Australia 24/1 in 3 Overs | Another single for Watson. And that is an outside edge and Khawaja nicks it to keeper Dhoni, who takes a good low catch! Shaun Marsh is the new man, who defends his first ball. The crowd is roaring. Watson has smashed the next ball out of the park for a six on the on side. He cuts the next one for a single. OUT! Khawaja c Dhoni b Nehra 14 (6)
Australia 15/0 in 2 Overs | Bumrah with the second over. Full ball first up to Khawaja, who times the ball beautifully for three more. A play and a miss for Watson. Watson finally off the mark off his seventh ball. Khawaja gets his first boundary by smashing the ball to mid-wicket. He gets another four. What great form he is in. Two more for Khawaja.
Australia 1/0 in 1 Over | Nehra first ball to debutant Khawaja, who is off the mark straight away with a single to third man. Watson meanwhile defends his first ball. A couple more dot balls. Fifth ball of the over, Watson yet to get off the mark. He is taking his time. Meanwhile, another dot ball ends the over.
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India Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Hardik Pandya/Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra.
Australia Playing XI:Shaun Watson(c),David Warner, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Chris Lynn,Usman Khawaja(at place of Aaron Finch), James Faulkner, Matthew Wade, John Hastings, Scott Boland, Cameron Boyce/Nathan Lyon, Shaun Tait.