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India vs Australia 2020, 3rd T20I Match at Sydney, Highlights: As It Happened

India vs Australia 2020, Live Cricket Score, 3rd T20I Today’s Match: Shardul gets a six and brings the equation comes down to 17 off 3 balls but can only get two runs off the next ball. Australia end up winning by 12 runs.

India vs Australia (t20)

CONCLUDED

AUS vs IND Cricket Scorecard (t20)

3rd T20I t20, Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney, 08 December, 2020

Australia

186/5

(20.0) RR 9.3

Australia Aaron Finch (C)
Australia beat India by 12 runs
India Virat Kohli (C)

India

174/7

(20.0) RR 8.7

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17:22 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 174-7: Shardul gets a six and brings the equation comes down to 17 off 3 balls but can only get two runs off the next ball. Australia end up winning by 12 runs. 

17:19 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 164-7: FOUR, OUT! Sundar starts the final over from Abbott with a boundary to deeo extra cover but the next ball sees him hole out to Tye. 

17:16 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 160-6: Shardul Thakur the new man in. Him and Sundar manage to take 9 runs off it, thanks largely to a six over deep mid-wicket from Thakur! 27 needed in the final over...

17:12 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 151-6: OUT! Kohli departs now and surely that's the game? Kohli slashes hard at a wide one but picks out Sams at deep point and he has to walk. 

17:07 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 144-5: OUT! Zampa gets the big wicket of Pandya. The all-rounder goes for a big shot but only mistimes it and Finch takes the easy catch at short third man. 

17:05 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 144-4: FOUR, SIX! After three balls from Tye yield just the 1 run, Pandya cuts hard at one that's slightly wide and penetrates the covers. The next ball sees him go straight down the ground and he clear the ropes comfortably. Wow! 13 runs come off the over. 

17:01 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 131-4: SIX, SIX, SIX! Kohli decides to cut loose, smacking Sams over deep mid-wicket before then top edging one over fine leg. Pandya ends the over by slamming one over sweeper cover.

16:55 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 111-4: Kohli is not going down without a fight. Gets a massive six off Abbott and continues to run hard at every opportunity. More boundaries will be needed from him and new man Hardik Pandya though. 

16:46 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 100-4: OUT! Swepson now accounts for Shreyas Iyer as the batsman is unable to pick a googly and is trapped plumb in front of the stumps. He reviews but three reds later, has to walk. 

16:40 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 97-3: OUT! Swepson gets rid of Samson with a full toss of all balls. Samson is unable to cleanly connect with a freebie and Smith takes an easy catch at long-on.

16:38 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 94-2: The spinners continue to prove hard to get away. Swepson's third over goes for just 5 runs and Zampa's second goes for 7 runs - although no boundaries were scored in either over. 

16:30 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 82-2: Adam Zampa comes into the attack now and his first over goes for 7. Kohli and new man Sanju Samson continue to run hard to get the runs. 

16:25 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 74-2: OUT! Dhawan goes for a big pull off Swepson but only picks out Daniel Sams in the deep, who hangs on to the catch after fumbling it the first time around. Exactly what Australia needed.

16:23 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 69-1: Mitchell Swepson comes on and his first over goes for 6 whereas Maxwell's third that follows goes for 8, including a reverse sweep boundary by Dhawan - oh the irony. 

16:14 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 55-1: FOUR, FOUR! Kohli shimmies down and spanks Abbott through the covers. Dhawan then mistimes one but the shot flies over short third man and towards the boundary. 

16:08 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 33-1: The powerplay has been eventful thus far. Runs have mostly come through effort between the wickers and Smith somehow contrived to drop an easy catch that would have seen Kohli walk back. 

15:59 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 15-1: Sean Abbott shares the new ball with Maxwell and the over goes for 11 thanks to some excellent running by Dhawan and new man Virat Kohli. 

15:50 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 0-1: OUT! Maxwell gets the early breakthrough. KL Rahul goes for a big shot but inexplicably picks out Steve Smith in the deep. Just what Australia needed. 

15:48 (IST)

India vs Australia live score IND 0-0: Right, we are about to get back underway here at Sydney. Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul will open the batting for India, Glenn Maxwell will open the bowling for Australia. Here we go! 

15:28 (IST)

India vs Australia live score, AUS 186-5: Finally, after a lot of misses, Maxwell in out for 54. He is bowled by Natarajan in the last over. And Short is run out too, in a bid to get an extra run for his team. Meanwhile, Sams has struck a four on his first ball. 

India vs Australia 2020, 3rd T20I Match at Sydney, Highlights: As It Happened

India vs Australia 2020, Live Cricket Score, 3rd T20I Today’s Match: Shardul gets a six and brings the equation comes down to 17 off 3 balls but can only get two runs off the next ball. Australia end up winning by 12 runs.

PREVIEW: Hardik Pandya's heroics with the bat helped India seal the three-match series with a thrilling victory in the second T20I in Sydney. They will return to the same venue on Tuesday looking for a big series sweep. India would be delighted that they have won the series without the likes of Bumrah and Rohit Sharma. It has been a complete team effort with no real weak link in the XI. KL Rahul has provided India with the starts, Dhawan produced a series-defining performance while Kohli looked in fine touch in the second T20I in Sydney and Jadeja and Hardik have been the finishers at the death. However, the standout performer for India in the series so far has been their left-arm seamer, T Natarajan. He has picked 5 wickets in the two matches at an economy rate of just 6.25 and has continued from where he left in the IPL 2020. Chahal won his team the match as a concussion substitute while Washington Sundar was brilliantly restrictive in Canberra.

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Australia's second string of fast bowlers - the likes of Andrew Tye, Daniel Sams and Sean Abbott - got exposed in Sydney but in all likelihood will get another chance to make amends at the same venue on Tuesday. The home team are unlikely to risk Hazlewood for the dead rubber. There is a possibility of Aaron Finch making a return which will boost the batting line-up.

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Australia may push Marcus Stoinis to open the innings with his captain. The batting will again rely heavily on Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell in the middle order. Australia would be desperate to earn a consolation victory. More than that a 3-0 sweep would give a big psychological advantage to India ahead of the Test series - and the home team would be aware of that. India will, in all likelihood, go in with the same XI. There is no need to take a risk with Bumrah and Shami ahead of the high octane Test series.

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If skipper Finch returns to the XI, it will be at the expense of D'Arcy Short.

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Possible Playing XI: 1 Aaron Finch, 2 Matthew Wade, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Moises Henriques, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Sean Abbott, 8 Daniel Sams, 9 Andrew Tye, 10 Mitchell Swepson, 11 Adam Zampa

KL Rahul has got starts in both the matches in the series - in fact he got a fifty in Canberra - but has not converted them into a really big match-winning score. He is amongst the most prolific run-scorers in T20I cricket in the last few years and would want to end the series on a high.

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RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 Australia 3028 116
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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