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Highlights: Raina, Yuvraj take India past finish line in thriller

cricket Updated: Jan 31, 2016 17:36 IST
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Rohit Sharma of India bats during the third Twenty20 international cricket match between India and Australia. (AFP Photo)

India beat Australia by seven wickets in the third and final Twenty20 match to win the series 3-0 at Sydney on Sunday.


Over 20: India defeat Australia by 7 wickets to clinch the series 3-0 in Sydney.

Over 19: Only 5 runs off the over as the game is going to the wire. India need 17 runs off the final over. India 181/3

Over 18: A decent over for India as they score 12 runs. India need 22 runs off 2 overs. India 176/3

Over 17: 8 runs off the over. India need 34 runs off the last 3 overs to win. India 164/3

Over 16: 9 runs off the over. India 156/3

Over 15: Virat Kohli reaches his half century, but loses his wicket on the very next ball. 8 runs off the over. India 147/3

14.5 Boyce to Kohli

Kohli is bowled in a roundabout way. Boyce has kept Australia in the contest. This has been a good contest between him and Kohli. Kohli has been charging at Boyce who has still been managing to york him with some dip on his deliveries. This one takes the cue end, hits the pad, ricochets into the stumps.

Over 14: 9 runs off the over. India 139/2

Over 13: 8 runs and a wicket off the over. India 130/2

12.3 Boyce to Sharma

Boyce gets the wicket after building the pressure going at a strike rate of 100. Sharma plays a tired chip shot off the toes, and finds midwicket with it.

Over 12: 10 runs off the over as Rohit Sharma brings up his fifty off 35 balls. India 122/1

Over 11: A good over for India as Boyce concedes 10 runs. India 112/1

Over 10: 6 runs off the over. India 102/1

Over 9: Just 5 runs off the over. India 96/1

Over 8: 10 runs off the over. India 91/1

Over 7: 7 runs off the over. India 81/1

Over 6: Kohli steadies the innings as 12 runs come off the over. India 74/1

Over 5: 13 runs off the over. India 62/1

Over 4: 7 runs and a crucial wicket off the Watson over. India 49/1

3.2 Watson to Dhawan

Dhawan steps out of the crease, gets a shortish delivery, looks to repeat the dose, but the ball bounces a touch more than expected and takes the edge.

Over 3: Tait proves to be very expensive as he concedes 24 runs in the over. India 42/0

Over 2: Another great over. 11 runs comes from the Boland over. India 18/0

Over 1: India off to a good start as they score 7 runs from the first over. India 7/0

India need to chase down 198 for victory, after stand-in skipper Shane Watson’s unbeaten knock of 124 powered the hosts to 197/5, in the third and final Twenty20 international against Australia in Sydney on Sunday.

Travis Head chipped in with a useful 19-ball 26.

Earlier, Watson won the toss and opted to bat first.

India have already clinched the series 2-0 and the Australians, as part of a rotation policy ahead of the World T20 in March, have made five changes to the team. Usman Khawaja is in for injured T20 captain Aaron Finch, Cameron Bancroft is playing in place of Matthew Wade, Travis Head is in for James Faulkner, Cameron Boyce is included in place of Nathan Lyon and Shaun Tait is in for John Hastings.

India’s limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni said he too would have opted to bat first. India are fielding the same side that played the first two matches. “I have not seen too many series where the top order has batted so well,” said Dhoni.



Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra


Shane Watson (captain), Usman Khawaja, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Cameron Bancroft (wicketkeeper), Andrew Tye, Cameron Boyce, Scott Boland, Shaun Tait

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