|Sunday January 31, 2016
|Sydney Cricket Ground
|Time : 19:38 local (08:38 GMT | 14:08 IST)
Sunday Jan 31, 2016
Last and 3rd twenty20 international match of Australia vs India series 2015 has been played at Sydney Cricket Ground Today. Opting to bat first, Australia put huge score of 197 runs with SR Watson's splendid 124* ton in 20 overs. India with superb batting performances won the match on the last ball with 7 wickets. RG Sharma 52, V Kohli 50 and SK Raina 49* were top scorer for winning India team. India won t20i series 3-0. SR Watson declared man of the match for his 124* runs. V Kohli declared man of the series for his consistant batting with 199 runs in 3 matches.
Earlier, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first on batting pitch of Sydney Ground. Australia made firing start with UT Khawaja and Shane Watson initially. Australia lost UT Khawaja early scoring 14 runs of just 6 balls. SE Marsh come in middle and became victim of Ashwin early. Next coming GJ Maxwell also made his way early. Skipper Watson at other end continued to go after Indian bowlers well and played superb cricket for Australia till end. He smashed 124 unbeaten runs and put huge score of 197 runs for India in 20 overs.
Following huge target of 198 runs, India made firing start with S Dhawan and RG Sharma initially. S Dhawan played super fast inning of 26 runs of just 9 balls before left the field. RG Sharma also played quick 52 runs inning of 38 balls before left his wicket. V Kohli as usual played useful inning of 50 runs just in 36 balls. Middle oders batsmen SK Raina and Yuvraj Singh played superb knock for India and won the match on the las balls of 20th over by 7 wickets. SK Raina contributed 49 unbeaten runs just in 25 balls and smashed boundry on the last ball when 2 runs required to win. India won all three matchs of the series.