The final time India clear swept Australia in a T20I sequence was on their 2015-16 tour when Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni had been nonetheless energetic in worldwide cricket. Since then, there have been three bilateral sequence between the groups with Australia profitable considered one of them. The remaining two have been tied. As such, it is India’s likelihood to settle scores after they meet Australia within the final of the three T20Is on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday. India, who’re on a 10-game winning-streak in T20Is, received the primary two video games, the latest being the second T20I on the identical venue on Sunday, and can look to complete the sequence on a excessive. Australia, however, will play for satisfaction.
India have discovered a strategy to win after Australia had began nicely in every of the 2 video games.
In the primary T20I, Australia had restricted India to 161 for 7 earlier than Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja’s concussion substitute, picked up three for 35 to limit Australia to 150 for 7.
In the second recreation, the hosts posted a difficult 194 for five after being requested to bat by India. However, Shikhar Dhawan’s 52, captain Virat Kohli’s 40 and Hardik Pandya’s 42 not out helped India chase it down with six wickets in hand and two balls to spare.
Chahal’s prowess with the spin apart, quick bowler T Natarajan, who made his T20I debut at the beginning of the sequence, has picked up 5 wickets from two video games to date and he has been probably the most economical of the India bowlers.
Dhawan, KL Rahul, Kohli, Pandya have all chipped in with the bat whereas Washington Sundar provides India an additional choice with the brand new ball.
Australia, who’re lacking David Warner and missed Aaron Finch within the second T20I because of harm, will look to salvage a win to forestall a second sweep prior to now 5 sequence.
Stand-in captain Matthew Wade‘s attacking 58 off 32 balls and useful contributions from Steve Smith (46), Glenn Maxwell (22) and Moises Henriques (26) within the final match maintain them in good stead.
However, the bowling was a trigger for concern within the final match and Australia must discover a strategy to get by means of the Indian high three early within the innings.
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