Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli played crucial knocks to guide India to a thrilling 6-wicket win against Australia in the third T20 International, being played in Hyderabad. With today’s win, India won the three-match series 2-1.
Batting first, Australia made 186-7 in 20 overs with Cameron Green and Tim David playing crucial knocks. Cameron made 52 from 21 balls, while David made 54 from 27 balls.
Axar Patel was the most successful bowler for India as he picked up three wickets.
India began their run chase on a confident note with Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav negotiating the Aussie attack without any problem. Yadav was out for 69 from 36 balls, while Kohli departed for 63 from 48 balls in the last over of the match.
Reacting to his side’s loss, Australian skipper Aaron Finch said, “It was a really good series. We held our nerves well in the middle overs. The series Green had was big as well. We thought it was a decent total, it got a bit dewy, and we knew we had to get wickets. You can’t rely on containing India. At times we were a bit sloppy in our execution. To be able to play three games against a world-class side has been great for this side.”
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma said, “It was a great occasion. We wanted to put up a show, and we did that well. The biggest positive was different individuals stepping up with the ball and bat. When you are sitting back and watching all of that happening, you feel nice as a management. Sometimes you can err in doing a lot of things. This is T20 cricket, and the margins of error are very small. I thought we took our chances, we were brave. Sometimes it didn’t come off, but that is a learning we will take.”
Yadav was declared Player Of The Match.