Indian defeat Australia in last ball thriller, win T20 series 3-0


In a thrilling end of the third and the final T20 international, India pulled off a remarkable win against Australia winning the match by seven wickets.

With the victory in Sydney, India also clinched the T20 series 3-0.

Chasing a 198 run target, Indian batsmen started well and both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan faced the Aussie pacers with ease.

However, Dhawan departed after scoring quick 26 runs off just 8 balls.

Rohit was then joined by Virat Kohli with both of them completing their half centuries.

Both batsmen got out soon after scoring 50s and it was left to Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh to see the Indian innings through.

Thanks to rusty Yuvraj, India lost out on several opportunities to score runs thereby pushing the required run rates to over 12 in the last two overs.

But, Yuvraj displayed his real batting geniuses when he scored a six and a four in the last over before Raina killed the game by scoring a four off the last ball of the match through an elegant cover drive.

Earlier today, the stand-in captain Shane Watson pulverised a mediocre Indian bowling to smash an unbeaten 124 as Australia scored a commendable 197 for five in 20 overs in the inconsequential third T20 International, here today.

The seasoned all-rounder played only 71 balls hitting 10 fours and half a dozen of sixes carrying his bat through the innings after winning the toss.

Watson also chipped in with his intelligent bowling attack. It was his deceptive slow delivery that brought the end of Shikhar Dhawan.