Kohli, bowlers help India clinch series

Australia v India, 2nd T20I, Melbourne
India were off to a fiery start at the MCG as openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma added 97 runs in 11 overs© AFP
© AFPIndia were off to a fiery start at the MCG as openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma added 97 runs in 11 overs
Rohit took India close to 150 with a brisk 47-ball 60© Cricket Australia/Getty Images
© Cricket Australia/Getty ImagesRohit took India close to 150 with a brisk 47-ball 60
Kohli took charge of India's innings at the death, smacking seven fours and a six in his unbeaten 33-ball 59© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesKohli took charge of India's innings at the death, smacking seven fours and a six in his unbeaten 33-ball 59
Kohli's late surge took India to a competitive total of 3 for 184© Cricket Australia/Getty Images
© Cricket Australia/Getty ImagesKohli's late surge took India to a competitive total of 3 for 184
Australia too started well, Aaron Finch leading the way with a quick fifty, as the openers added 94 in 9.5 overs© Cricket Australia/Getty Images
© Cricket Australia/Getty ImagesAustralia too started well, Aaron Finch leading the way with a quick fifty, as the openers added 94 in 9.5 overs
India then clawed their way back into match with quick wickets in the middle overs, to reduce Australia to 5 for 124© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesIndia then clawed their way back into match with quick wickets in the middle overs, to reduce Australia to 5 for 124
Ravindra Jadeja took a stunning return catch to dismiss Shane Watson, tilting the match in India's favour© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesRavindra Jadeja took a stunning return catch to dismiss Shane Watson, tilting the match in India's favour
Australia's slide continued as they ended at 8 for 157, meaning India clinched the T20I series with a 27-run win© Getty Images
© Getty ImagesAustralia's slide continued as they ended at 8 for 157, meaning India clinched the T20I series with a 27-run win

68

The umber of balls taken by India to reach 100 runs is the second-least against Australia in Australia.

0

Number of India players who have scored more than one 50-plus score in a bilateral T20I series before Kohli in this series.

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  •   Akm Dhl on January 30, 2016, 4:54 GMT

    Donot.They have just won 2. Give Aus some break. See if they repeat the same performance in Mar?

  • Sunil on January 29, 2016, 23:23 GMT

    Indian team has played like a great team to support each other with batting, Stumping, bowling and fielding like a tiger on attack with brute force doing damage to Australian T 20 team with high intensity and ferociousness. Congratulations to Dhoni and all team members especially new arrivals like Burmah, Panday, Youvraj, Nehra, Ashvin,

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