The third and final match of the three T20 match series was played today at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. In the series, both sides managed to tie by winning one match, and this match was crucial for both teams. Rohit Sharma chose to bowl first when he won the toss.
Have A Look At Aussies Batting.
Captain Aaron Finch and Cameron Green came to open the Aussies’ inning. Aaron Finch scored only 6 runs and was caught by Pandya’s hand while hitting big shots on Axar Patel’s ball. First T20I match hero Cameron Green again played a fast and impactful inning for his team. He scored 52 runs only on 21 balls with the help of seven 4s and three big 6s. On the last ball of the fourth over, Bhuvneshwar got Cameron Green out and got the team back in the game.
Following Green’s dismissal, no other Australian batsman was seen in the rhythm. Smith (9), Maxwell (6), Josh Inglis (24 off 22 balls), and Mathew Wade (1 runs) were dismissed one by one. But Tim David played a very good inning under pressure; he scored 54 runs with a strike rate of 200, including four big 6s and two 4s. In the final five overs, the Aussie batsman scored 63 runs and gave a huge total of 187 runs to India.
Controversy over Maxwell’s Run Out.
Maxwell was trying to steal 2 runs on his own shot, but before Axar Patel’s direct throw hit the wicket, Dinesh Karthik’s glop touched the wicket bell. But due to new rule of ICC Maxwell was called out by umpire. Maxwell was a little upset with the umpire after getting out.
Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli’s Half Century turns the Match.
Chasing a huge score of 187 runs, the Indian team had lost KL Rahul’s wicket on the 5th ball of the inning. Rohit Sharma also got out on a score of 17 runs. After losing two important wickets (Rahul and Rohit in the Powerplay), Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav play a very mature inning.
Suryakumar Yadav scores 69 in 36 balls with the help of five 4s and five huge 6s. After Suryakumar’s dismissal, King Kohli’s show starts. He scored 63 runs in 48 balls, including three 4s and four 6s.
Last Over Thriller.
India needs 11 runs. 1st ball – 6 by Kohli, 2nd ball – Kohli got Out, 3rd ball – 1 run(Karthik), 4th ball- dot(Pandya), 5th ball – Pandya smashed 4 runs and helps India to win the game as well as the series.
Player of the Match – Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav said: “In that situation, I thought let me take my chance. I had two or three shots in mind but I tried to hit over mid-off only. My mindset is pretty clear. Loving it at No. 4”
Player of the Series– Axar Patel
Axar Patel said: “When you do well and the team wins the series, it feels great. I try to back myself with the line and lengths I bowl and even if the batter takes me on I back myself.”