Sydney: Virat Kohli blasted 85 shots, but that was not enough to prevent Australia from beating the T20 series with an exciting 12 shots in the Sydney final on Tuesday.
Although Kohli was in the crease in his countless 61 ball hits, India still hoped to win, but when he fell to Daniel Sams (Daniel Sams) sensational diving outfield to catch the ball, India’s Hope to end with him.
Before the noisy crowd of more than 30,000 people-the New South Wales government removed attendance restrictions in the new Covid-19 agreement-Australia has set India as a competitive target for 187 chases.
But India could not replicate their dynamic batting at the Sydney Cricket Ground two nights ago when they sealed the T20 series after losing the preceding one-day international series 2-1 to the home side.
“At one stage when Hardik (Pandya) started going we thought we could pull it off,” Kohli said.
“The middle over phase during our batting cost us the game. A partnership of 30-odd would ve made it easier for Hardik.
“We are finding ways to come back and give the opposition a scare and the series win is a little asterisk for us to finish the 2020 season on a high.”
Matthew Wade broke his highest T20 score, and more than half a century after winning the game in India, Glenn Maxwell raised Australia to 186, which is five.
Maxwell had one night. He survived two reviews, did not play, was blocked by six strokes on the rope of the sport Sanju Samson, and ended with three strokes and six strokes, then he went out with 36 strokes and 54 strokes.
Wade and Maxwell handed over 90 points to become his third wicket, and then the calf. The wicket was Shardul Thakur, who scored T20. Highest-Finished with 53 balls with 7 four-pointers and two six-pointers.
“It was a great series, and we just happened to be on the wrong end of the first two,” Australia captain Aaron Finch said.
“It s the first time in a T20 series we ve had two leg-spinners in the side, and they were bold with the short boundaries here, so credit to both of them.”