IND vs AUS 3rd T20 Highlights: Australia beat India by 12 runs in a dropping frenzy match, India sealed the series 2-1

IND vs AUS 3rd T20 Match Highlights: Hardik Pandya was rewarded with the 'Man of the Series' award while Aussie leggy Mitchell Swepson named as 'Man of the Match' award for his exceptional bowling. Australia won the last T20I but India sealed the series by 2-1.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 08, 2020 18:18 IST
IND vs AUS 3rd T20 Highlights: Australia beat India by 12 runs in a dropping frenzy match, India sealed the series 2-1
IND vs AUS 3rd T20 Match Highlights

IND vs AUS 3rd T20: Australia beat India by 12 runs

Brief score: Australia - 186/5 in 20 overs (Mathew Wade 80, Maxwell 54; Sundar 2/34)

India - 174/7 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 85, Dhawan 28; Sweepson 3/23)

Australia clinches victory by 12 runs against India in a dropping frenzy final T20I match at SCG, though Virat Kohli-led Team India sealed the series by 2-1. Skipper Virat Kohli (85) again led India from the front chase but he didn't receive the support from the other end. However, some lusty blows came from Shardul Thakur in the last over but the visitors fell short of 12 runs and finished with 174/7. Aaron Finch led Australia eventually won by a short margin. Men in Blue will lock horns against Australia in the four-match Test series from Dec 17.

For Australia Mitchell Swepson the young lad was impressed throughout the series and once again he scalped 3/23 in his full quota of four overs. All other Aussie bowlers picked up a wicket each and restrict Kohli and Co under the winning score.

Earlier, Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to field first vs Australia in the third and final T20I in Sydney. Mathew Wade and Glenn Maxwell hit the fifties to propel Australia to a solid total of 186/5 in 20 overs vs India in the third T20I. Glenn Maxwell played a blitz knock of 54 but somewhere Indian fielders and bowlers helped him in this crunchy half-century. Wade (80) scored yet another fifty, showing his consistency against India.

Hardik Pandya - A True spirited game changer
Hardik Pandya - A Truly spirited game changer

India's flamboyant all-rounder Hardik Pandya was rewarded with the 'Man of the Series' award while Aussie leggy Mitchell Swepson named as 'Man of the Match' award for his exceptional bowling.

Earlier, Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to field first vs Australia in the third and final T20I in Sydney. Mathew Wade and Glenn Maxwell hit the fifties to propel Australia to a solid total of 186/5 in 20 overs vs India in the third T20I. Glenn Maxwell played a blitz knock of 54 but somewhere Indian fielders and bowlers helped him in this crunchy half-century. Wade (80) scored yet another fifty, showing his consistency against India.

Now, India will be locking horns against Australia in the four-match test series, kick-starting from 17 December 2020.