IND vs AUS, 3rd T20I, Highlights: Job done! India win by 6 wickets
Superb advertisement for T20 cricket. The match swung like a pendulum, but it was Kohli, SKY, and Hardik in the end who help their nerves till the very end and won the game for their team. What an outstanding effort.
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It's all over. India win by 6 wickets.
WOW! 6 off the first ball of the last over and he is back in the hut on the very next ball. Well, they don't call Karthik the finisher for nothing.
Well well well, you like last-over thrillers? Here is one for you! India need 11 off the last 6. Kohli will be on strike.
It has come down to 21 runs needed off 12 deliveries. Hardik looks a bit out of touch. Can Kohli do the job today?
The equation for India is simple. They need 32 runs in the last three overs. With Hardik and Kohli at the crease, and DK still to come, India would fancy their chances.
Another typical Virat innings. He has held one end up and has reached his fifty in 37 balls. Can he finish the job? Exceptional innings nonetheless.
Alright, SKY is back in the hut after another masterclass. Outstanding innings. He has put India in the commanding position and now it is up to Hardik and Kohli to finish this.
Well, this is not what Finch would have thought when he handed out the ball to Zampa. SKY takes full toll of the spinner and smashes him for 15 runs off the over and also got to his fifty in the process. WHAT. A. PLAYER.
Kohli and SKY are continuing the good work. They have laid a solid foundation now. Well, much more than a foundation. The work is not done yet though. Let's see where these two can take the team.
Well, this is some special hitting from Kohli and SKY. They have struck some lusty blows and haven't let the run-rate slip one bit. Both of them are trying to one-up the other in terms of glorious hitting.
Surya, in particular, has raced away to 31 off just 17 balls. Australia under the pump here. Kohli, on the other hand, have played some really eye catching shots. Both of them are looking in prime touch.
Kohli is looking in fine touch. The two hits vs Hazlewood seemed to have charged him up. Way to go though. These are good signs for India nonetheless.
Big big wicket for Australia. India lose Rohit Sharma and are now in some trouble. Kohli is still there but they will need SKY to play an able hand now.
Kohli and Rohit hit some lusty blows and is keeping the scoreboard ticking. Let's see how much longer these two can continue.
Big run chase, pressure on the team with an early wicket, and Kohli walks in. Can he don his vintage avatar?
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma walk out to the middle. Rahul on strike. Sams to open the attack for Australia.
Great start from Sams. India weren't expecting the short stuff, and Rahul is back in the hut. His poor form continues.
Well, India were well and truly in control of the game, until all hell broke loose and Tim David came into his own. He reached to his fifty in 25 balls and powered Australia to a very good total of 186.
Sams played an able hand, scoring 28 off 20 deliveries.
India now have some chasing to do..Stay Tuned! We'll be back in a while.
Well, well, well, Tim David is having fun out there. What hitting! 21 runs off the over, and it is once again, Bhuvneshwar Kumar that is on the wrong side of the result. Serious issue for India heading into the World Cup.
India have pulled things back pretty nicely and they are in total control in Hyderabad. One of Sams or David will have to inspire a powerful finish here, or else India could be looking at a rather low total to chase.
Inglis is back in the hut and that will bring out Matthew Wade. Can he stir up another storm today?
Australia have a fairly good score at the 12th over mark, but they'll need Tim David and Inglis to fire today.
Chahal come in - Smith goes out. India well and truly on top here.
Glenn Maxwell is run-out. India are back in the game. After Green, the Aussies haven't really fired the way they would have liked to
And the madness is over. Bhuvneshwar kept bowling wide to Green and finally gets the reward. Big wicket for India
Alright. This has been some show by Green. The wonderful striking of the white-ball and this has got to be one of the better innings against India in while. 50 off just 19 deliveries for Green.
The game is 4 overs in and Green is 1 run short of a 50. This is madness. Pure brutality from the Aussie opener. India is in some serious trouble here. Axar has been smacked like a club bowler here.
Finally..some respite for India. Axar comes in and sends Finch packing. Green is still there though.
Alright, Green means business. He is striking them hard and looking to send every other ball into the orbit. The Indian bowlers need to careful here not to lose control of the game in the Powerplay itself. He has raced away to 21 off just 10 deliveries.
Australia Playing XI
Aaron Finch(c), Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Josh Inglis, Matthew Wade(w), Daniel Sams, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Josh Inglis in; Sean Abbott out
India Playing XI
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
Just one change for the Men in Blue: Bhuvneshwar comes in; Rishabh Pant misses out!
India have won the toss and opted to bowl.
The Pitch at Hyderabad remains the same throughout the course of 40 overs. Keeping that in mind, the skipper that wins the toss might want to chase. Historically too, the chasing teams have had better of their opponents at this venue. But it won't be win the toss - win the match kind of day for sure.
The last match saw Pant come in place of Bhuvi due to the game being reduced to an 8-over affair. But since it is expected to be a longer affair today, Bhuvi may get back in the 11. The team may even go ahead to replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar with Deepak Chahar.
Hello & Welcome to the live blog of India vs Australia, 3rd T20I. I am Kartik Mehindru, and I will be taking you through all the latest updates from the series decider.