India vs Australia 3rd T20I Live Updates

That’s all for today. Hope you guys enjoyed our coverage for this game. It was a fantastic series that was well contested by both sides, and it couldn’t produce a series winner. Plenty of positives for both sides and it was fun to watch a fit-again Mitchell Starc in action in the 3rd T20I. However, nothing could beat the fun of watching the genius himself, Virat Kohli.

Player of the Series: Shikhar Dhawan – 117 runs

Player of the Match: Krunal Pandya – 4/36

16:50 IST: India win the match and level the series, 1-1. Andrew Tye began the series well with two dot balls, but Kohli replied with two boundaries in successive deliveries, taking India home. They win by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare. What a fantastic knock by the Indian skipper who ends with 61(41)*. He did what he does best – stars in a tough chase. Even though he was losing partners at the other end. The T20I series ends 1-1. India could’ve had a better result if not for rain. Tough choice to select one between Kohli and Pandya for the Man of the Match award.

16:45 IST: India have shown why they are the best in the world. Kohli has shown why he is the best in the world. They had their troubles but they’ve come back each time. Starc ran in to bowl the 19th over and the DK/Kohli duo scored 11 off it. India need just 5 runs in the final over now.

16:40 IST: There’s only one man you want out at the crease when you have to chase runs under pressure – VIRAT KOHLI. He hits Maxwell for another six and scores 13 runs in the 16th over, followed by another big over of 11 runs in the 17th over. Kohli brings up his first T20I fifty of 2018, now batting at 50(34)*. DK is struggling but a six off Tye has broken the shackles for him. India seem back in the driver’s seat now, needing 16 runs in 12 balls. Starc and Tye have one each left.

16:30 IST: Kohli seems to have shifted gears now and the best part about it is that he played a couple of beautiful looking strokes in the 16th over. He hit Andrew Tye for an uppercut boundary over point, followed by a majestic six over long off. DK is still getting himself in. India need 40 runs in 4 overs. Kohli needs to takes India home – 38(28)*.

16:25 IST: Not sure how India managed to lose sight of this game, but they’ve allowed the required run rate to go up to 10.4 runs an over. Kohli seems a little too eager to get things going as is still out there 27(23)* but he seems to be playing a few rash shots. DK is also out there on 3(8)* and is taking a little too long. Zampa ends his spell with 1/22. India 113/4 in 15 overs.

16:22 IST: Rishabh Pant comes and Rishabh Pant goes. Andrew Tye was introduced into the attack and Pant goes for the pull against Tye’s knuckle ball, only managing to glove it up to the wicket keeper. Pant bags a golden duck as India slump to 108/4 in 13.1 overs. It’s actually a good wicket for India, as Dinesh Karthik would’ve been a much better option at this point of time. He’s doing well as a finisher and certainly has much more experience. Pant dismissed by Tye – 0(1).

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16:20 IST: KL Rahul has given it away. OUT! Spin was working with the pressure building, but Rahul didn’t need to do this. KL Rahul lofts it straight down the ground and loses his wicket for 14(20). 6 overs of spin and 30 runs to go with 2 wickets. The pressure will certainly get to Kohli now – 108/4.

16:15 IST: Only 24 runs have come from 5 overs of spin so far, but India are motoring along finely at the moment. They needed a partnership and that’s exactly what they did. 102/2 after 12 overs and the required rate is at around 7.8. Kohli is batting at 20* and Rahul is at 13*, and Kohli will get India home if he’s around for the next 4-5 overs.

16:05 IST: The pressure was building at the moment with the spinners not giving anything away. However, Kohli ended Zampa’s second over with a boundary, taking 11 runs off it including a couple of wides. 14 runs and a wicket from three overs off spin. India 92/2 after 10 overs, and they need just 73 from the final 10 overs.

16:00 IST: Zampa bowled a wicket maiden but he was immediately taken out of the attack and replaced by Glenn Maxwell. The Indian spinners got 5/55 in their 8 overs, so Finch will be wanting to use his spinners very wisely tonight. However, he doesn’t have too much to play with, as Starc just has one over left and the required run rate is just a little above 7.6 runs an over. India playing it out quietly and building a partnership at the moment. 81/2 after 9 overs. Three runs from Maxwell’s first over. Kohli 6*, Rahul 8*.

In case you missed it, here’s the Rohit Sharma wicket:

Kohli played 3 dots to Starc in the last over, followed by a wicket maiden for Zampa. Nine consecutive balls without a run for India, but they still seem to be slightly ahead, thanks to that rollicking start Dhawan provided them with. The Indian captain is out there and is joined by KL Rahul at #4.

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15:55 IST: WICKET. OUT! Complete shift in momentum here. India were completely on top of this game ten minutes ago, but it has levelled out now. Adam Zampa was brought on to bowl the first over after the powerplay and he gets Rohit clean bowled. He built the pressure with four consecutive dot balls, before hitting timber on the fifth. Rohit Sharma bowled Zampa – 23(16).

15:48 IST: First breakthrough for Australia. They needed to do something and Finch went back to his main bowler Starc, and he didn’t disappoint his captain. Fires in a yorker and it strikes Dhawan on the pad and then bat, as confirmed in the review that was taken by Australia. All three reds and the carnage comes to an end. Dhawan lbw Starc – 41(22). However, he has done his job as the Indian captain strides out to the center. He’s batting at #3 for the first time this year in a T20I. India 67/1 in 5.3 overs.

15:42 IST: Another massive, massive over for India. Shikhar Dhawan seems extremely confident at the moment, while Rohit looks good too. Both batsmen hit a six each in the over as Stoinis get taken to the cleaners as well. India waaaaaay ahead of the game at the moment, getting 22 runs in the over. 62/0 in 5 overs. Dhawan hits 4 to end the over, scoring a boundary off the last ball in four consecutive overs.

15:35 IST: The Indian openers seem to have made a target out of Nathan Coulter-Nile. Both batsmen hit a six each in the over, while Dhawan hits another boundary off the last ball of the over, making it the third consecutive time he has done this. India 40/0 after 4 overs and this is exactly the over they needed. 20 off it. Dhawan 23*, Sharma 15*. Fantastic start for India. Marcus Stoinis to bowl the 5th over. First change of the game.

15:30 IST: Starc also gets the same treatment from Dhawan. It’s another good over from him, reaching now up to 145 kmph, but Dhawan ends another over with a boundary, smashing the over pitched delivery through the covers for four. 20/0 after 3 overs. Good news for India as Kohli is padded up and seems set to come out to bat next. That’s the man you want out in the middle for a chase.

15:25 IST: Gautam Gambhir is in the commentary box and he believes this wicket will suit Rohit Sharma’s style of play. He flicks Nathan Coulter-Nile four off the first ball of his spell. Over the short fine-leg fielder’s head for the first boundary of the innings and India are on their way. Need a few more of these in the powerplay overs to set the foundation. 9 runs off the over as Dhawan ends with a boundary. India 12/0 after 2 overs.

15:20 IST: If there’s one weapon for the Aussies tonight, it’s Mitchell Starc, who’s back into the side after a while. He’s thrown the ball to bowl the opening over and it was a streaky start by the Indian batsmen, who quietly play him off. An outside edge, a toe-crushing yorker, a 142 kmph bouncer and a few singles constituted this first over. Typical Starky Starc. India 3/0 after 1 over.

15:15 IST: Can India chase this down? It’s been a while since they lost a T20I series so they will be looking to continue this streak. Today seems like a good day for Rohit Sharma to fire at the top of the innings and get his team off to a good start. Kohli too will be looking a good score as he hasn’t got one in this series. Robin Uthappa in the studio says it’s 100% going to be a levelled series.

15:00 IST: The Indian spinners did very well to pull back the game for their country and slow down the pace of the game in the middle overs. However, the last few had to be bowled by Bhuvi and Bumrah, who were taken for a lot of runs leaving India having to score at 8+ runs an over to get to this target and draw the series. Krunal Pandya’s place in the side was in doubt with a very average series so far, but he ended with 4/36 in this game, even after his Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma dropped Aaron Finch off the first ball of his spell. He could’ve very easily had 5 wickets today. Kuldeep Yadav did very well for his 1/19 as the Indian spinners ended with 5/55 in their 8 overs.

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He recorded the best figures by a spinner in T20Is in Australia:

14:55 IST: Australia do well to get past 160 in this innings. They started the over with a boundary hoicked by Marcus Stoinis into the vacant mid-wicket region for four. Bumrah was bowling a lot of slower deliveries which led to a couple of straight shots down the ground where the batsmen came back for two. One particular delivery saw a full-fledged dive by Coulter-Nile to get back for two, where the second run seemed impossible. Australia ended with 164/6 with 15 runs coming from the last over. They can thank Bumrah for a wide and the extra delivery which was inside edged past the short fine leg fielder for four.

14:50 IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile was sent it ahead of Mitchell Starc, who isn’t bad with the bat. However, he does well, swinging his bat to get two boundaries in the 19th over. He takes Australia to 149/6 after 19 overs, scoring 12 off Bhuvi’s last, who ends wicketless – 0/33. Bumrah to bowl the last over with Coulter-Nile on 12(6)* and Marcus Stoinis on 12(10)*.

14:45 IST: Suicide by the batsmen. Jasprit Bumrah runs in to bowl to Marcus Stoinis, who dabs it and calls for the single, only to call it off a second later. However, Lynn was too far down the pitch by then and Bumrah just needed to hit the stumps. Brillint bit of fielding by Bumrah, who hasn’t got a wicket to his name today, but all credit to him for the wicket of Chris Lynn. Direct hit and Lynn was nowhere in the picture. Chris Lynn run out (Bumrah) – 13(10). Australia 131/6 in 17.2 overs.

14:35 IST: Alex Carey is dismissed by Krunal Pandya, who picks up his 4th wicket of the game. It was the penultimate ball of Pandya’s spell and he got the wicket of Alex Carey, who holed out to the captain Virat Kohli in the deep. Kohli doesn’t drop those. Australia 119/5 in 15.5 overs. Alex Carey – 27(19).

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India vs Australia 3rd T20I live updates

Australia completed a victory over India in the 1st T20 down under, winning by 4 runs in a rain affected game. India were set a daunting target of 174 in 17 overs and they fell short eventually, even though Dinesh Karthik did extremely well to get them so close to victory. Australia took a 1-0 lead in the series and the visitors bowled brilliantly in the 2nd T20I to restrict the Aussies to a below-par score until rain came back again. However, this time it was there to stay and the game was abandoned.

Today, these two mighty teams clash in what is the 3rd T20I and India cannot win the series from here, but they can surely win and end the series as a draw. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first, calling up Mitchell Starc for the final game, while India went in with an unchanged side. Read Scoops is doing a live update on the game, so we hope you enjoy it. Due to slight technical difficulties, we began halfway through the Australian innings.

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