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India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

Rohit and Dhawan gave a good start to India after which skipper Virat Kohli led the team to victory

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India crushed Australia by six wickets in the third T20 international match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and level the 3-match series 1-1.

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar gave India a flying start but the team lost momentum after they both returned to the pavilion, after that, held the inning from one end but could not find a good company as Lokesh fell first and Rishabh Pant followed him to the pavilion on the next ball.

played a key knock by sticking to one end and providing support to Kohli, who went on to make a brilliant half-century.

Shikhar scored 41 runs off just 22 balls, including two big sixes before Mitchell Starc dismissed him, Rohit Sharma made 23 runs off 16 balls before Adam stunned him on a turner that cost him his wicket.

Lokesh looked good but could not help the team much as he threw away his wicket under pressure as the flow of runs suffered under the spin attack of and

Rishabh Pant gifted his wicket to Andrew Tye on his very first delivery and India fell in trouble with back-to-back wicket fall.

(22 off 18)  did not disappoint on the occasion and kept a good company to skipper who remained unbeaten on 61 runs in 41 balls, including 2 sixes.

was chosen as Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling figures today (4-0-36-4) while Shikhar was named Man of the Series for scores of 76 and 41.

Earlier, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. The hosts started well with the openers D Arcy Short and Australia skipper Aaron Finch slamming 50-run stand for the first wicket before the duo departed in quick succession.

For India, wreaked havoc with the ball, scalping 4 wickets for 36 runs in his 4 overs.

Short and McDermott were dismissed on successive deliveries by Krunal and he did not stop there as and Carey ended up becoming other victims too.

Kuldeep Yadav was the other successful bowler for India,  removing the dangerous Aaron Finch on 28 runs.

Chris Lynn was sent back by Bumrah as he made no mistake in targetting the sticks as the batsman was attempting to steal a single.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Jasprit Bumrah had to settle without any wickets today.

Australia did not find the sailing easy as Indian bowlers kept the noose tight on run flow but the team did manage to post a decent score ahead of India who chased it in the last over.

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

Player of the series goes to @SDhawan25 #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/jMJMjSy0eD — BCCI (@BCCI) November 25, 2018

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

INDIA WIN!  Level the three match series 1-1 #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/m5DeOC6KO2 — BCCI (@BCCI) November 25, 2018

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

OVER 19.4: Tye to Kohli, FOUR!! INDIA WIN THE GAME AND LEVEL THE SERIES 1-1

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

iNDIA NEED 1 RUN

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

Over 19.3 Tye to Kohli, FOUR!!! 

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

Over 19.2, Tye to Kohli, no run

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

Over 19.1 Tye to Kohli no run

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

Over 19: Starc to Kohli, 2 runs, 1 leg bye off the next, FOUR!! Karthik uses the pace and gets the boundary, single off the next, Kohli gets one, 2 runs off the last ball, IND 160/4, NEED 5 RUNS OFF THE LAST OVER

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

Over 18: Tye to Kohli, 2 runs, single off the next, single by Karthik, singlr by Kohli and 50 runs up for India skipper, SIX!! Karthik hits it to deep square leg, IND 149/4

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

Over 17: Maxwell to Kohli, single, Karthik takes one, SIX!! Kohli goes big and takes a single, Karthik gets 2 off the next and another two off the last ball. IND 138/4

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

Over 16: Tye to Kohli, FOUR, SIX and a single by Kohli, IND 125/4

First Published: Sun, November 25 2018. 12:30 IST

India vs Australia 3rd T20: India win by 6 wickets, level T20 series 1-1

Rohit and Dhawan gave a good start to India after which skipper Virat Kohli led the team to victory

India crushed Australia by six wickets in the third T20 international match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and level the 3-match series 1-1.

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar gave India a flying start but the team lost momentum after they both returned to the pavilion, after that, held the inning from one end but could not find a good company as Lokesh fell first and Rishabh Pant followed him to the pavilion on the next ball.

played a key knock by sticking to one end and providing support to Kohli, who went on to make a brilliant half-century.

Shikhar scored 41 runs off just 22 balls, including two big sixes before Mitchell Starc dismissed him, Rohit Sharma made 23 runs off 16 balls before Adam stunned him on a turner that cost him his wicket.

Lokesh looked good but could not help the team much as he threw away his wicket under pressure as the flow of runs suffered under the spin attack of and

Rishabh Pant gifted his wicket to Andrew Tye on his very first delivery and India fell in trouble with back-to-back wicket fall.

(22 off 18)  did not disappoint on the occasion and kept a good company to skipper who remained unbeaten on 61 runs in 41 balls, including 2 sixes.

was chosen as Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling figures today (4-0-36-4) while Shikhar was named Man of the Series for scores of 76 and 41.

Earlier, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. The hosts started well with the openers D Arcy Short and Australia skipper Aaron Finch slamming 50-run stand for the first wicket before the duo departed in quick succession.

For India, wreaked havoc with the ball, scalping 4 wickets for 36 runs in his 4 overs.

Short and McDermott were dismissed on successive deliveries by Krunal and he did not stop there as and Carey ended up becoming other victims too.

Kuldeep Yadav was the other successful bowler for India,  removing the dangerous Aaron Finch on 28 runs.

Chris Lynn was sent back by Bumrah as he made no mistake in targetting the sticks as the batsman was attempting to steal a single.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Jasprit Bumrah had to settle without any wickets today.

Australia did not find the sailing easy as Indian bowlers kept the noose tight on run flow but the team did manage to post a decent score ahead of India who chased it in the last over.

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