result
3rd T20I (N), Sydney, Dec 8 2020, India tour of Australia
(20 ov, target 187)174/7
Australia won by 12 runs
Player Of The Match
3/23
mitchell-swepson
Player Of The Series
78 runs
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• Deivarayan Muthu

Wade, Maxwell, Swepson help Australia avoid clean sweep as Kohli 85 is in vain

Wade and Maxwell struck fifties, while Mitchell Swepson took a 3 for 23 against India in the third and final T20I

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Australia186/5(20 overs)
India174/7(20 overs)
end of over 2014 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 174/7CRR: 8.69 
Shardul Thakur17 (7)
Deepak Chahar0 (0)
Sean Abbott 4-0-49-1
Andrew Tye 4-0-31-1

Here are some of the match highlights if you're tuning in from the Indian subcontinent or the US:

Full highlights: Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell set up win for Australia (Indian subcontinent only)

Kohli's knock: Watch Virat Kohli's half-century (Indian subcontinent only)

Kohli's knock: Virat Kohli's 85 not enough for India (US only)

WATCH: Steven Smith drops sitter off Virat Kohli (US only)

That wraps up the limited overs portion of the tour. India win the T20I series 2-1 after Australia won the ODI series 2-1. The Tests begin next Thursday in Adelaide. India play Australia A in another three-day tour match at the SCG starting on Friday. Virat Kohli said he might play depending on how he pulls up tomorrow. On behalf of Deiva and Chandan, thanks for being with us tonight. Stay safe.

11pm Presentation

Hardik Pandya is Player of the Series "I'm quite pleased. I felt it was a team effort not an individual one. We all decided after the 2nd ODI that we'll treat this as a four match series now and we were hoping that we would win 3 out of 4 and that's what we got. I think I should head back home and spend some quality time with my family. I haven't seen them for four months. Maybe in the future (for Test cricket), I don't know, maybe."

Virat Kohli picks up the trophy "T20 cricket you have to take your chances. I thought when Hardik got going we could pull this one off and eventually we found out we had a bit too much to do in the end. I think the middle overs while we were batting was the phase that cost. If we had one partnership of 25-30 that means Hardik comes in when we need less than 60, not 80 plus. This series win is a nice little asterisk for us finishing the limited overs leg of 2020 on a high. I honestly feel that the crowd was a factor as well. It's great we can play infront of crowds in Australia. That gives you another dimension of motivation when you're in a tough situation. Our fans pulled us through a couple of times and Australia has got great support too."

Aaron Finch "Very good to be back and good to be on the right side of the result. Over the three games it was a great series we were just on the wrong end on the first two. It's the first time we've had two legspinners and that shows a lot of character from two guys to bowl to a really short boundary here. It shows a lot of courage, they backed their skills really well. I'm proud of them."

Mitch Swepson is player of the match "It was obviously really nice to get some wickets through the middle there. It was nice to have an impact and a good way to finish on a win like that. You want to challenge yourself against the best and these guys have proven they are the best T20 side in the world at the moment. A great challenge and I loved every minute of it out there."

10.50pm Australia win by 12 runs. Great game. India left it a touch late but they still win the series. Great performance by Australia's two leg spinners again. Mitch Swepson took career-best figures while Adam Zampa claimed the key wicket of Hardik Pandya leaving Virat Kohli with too much to do.

Urmila: "Swepson & Zampa were the turning point for Aussie win."

Abishek Shrivas: "Extras cost India the game!!"

Chief Selector: "Beauty of the series has been new players tried by both teams which make it open rather one sided Aussie wins like first two ODIs. 100 pc crowd had value for money though with high scoring games."

Abishek Shrivas: "Extras cost India the game!!"

19.6
2
Abbott to Thakur, 2 runs

Sams drops a sky ball at deep midwicket! They get two but it's not enough. Another slower ball bouncer, he pulled it high to Sams at deep midwicket but he spills it. It matters not

19.5
Abbott to Thakur, no run

swing and a miss. Excellent 117kph slower ball bouncer that beat him and stayed under head high

19.4
2
Abbott to Thakur, 2 runs

119kph, short slower, he pulls in the air but it lands short of Tye at deep square and they only get two

19.3
6
Abbott to Thakur, SIX runs

smoked over midwicket! Hold on! Knee high full toss on middle and he launched it over the long boundary at deep midwicket! Superb strike

19.2
W
Abbott to Sundar, OUT

caught at deep point! It would have been a wide if he didn't hit it! It was a thigh high full toss way wide of off, he reached out and got it off the toe, slicing it to deep backward point and Tye runs in and judges the catch well sliding on his knees

Washington Sundar c Tye b Abbott 7 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66
19.1
4
Abbott to Sundar, FOUR runs

lifted over cover off the back foot! What a shot! Length ball outside off, he was up on the toes and with a vertical bat lofted it over cover to the gap, one bounce four. Incredible stroke

Sean Abbott to bowl the last

end of over 199 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 160/6CRR: 8.42 RRR: 27.00
Shardul Thakur7 (3)
Washington Sundar3 (4)
Andrew Tye 4-0-31-1
Adam Zampa 3-0-21-1
18.6
6
Tye to Thakur, SIX runs

flicked over backward square into the crowd! Length but in the slot! He set himself and used the bottom hand to lift it over deep square

18.5
1
Tye to Sundar, 1 run

119kph, slower ball on leg, he flicks this in the air but it lands short of deep backward square

Ahsan: "Smith must be feeling SO RELIEVED right now!!"

18.4
1
Tye to Thakur, 1 run

141kph, higher full toss, not a no-ball though, he miscues safely to deep cover-point

18.3
Tye to Thakur, no run

141kph knee high full toss, he misses trying to thrash through point

Prasanth: "Catches win matches"

18.2
1
Tye to Sundar, 1 run

117kph, slower ball, it dips on middle, he adjusts late and tucks it into the legside

18.1
W
Tye to Kohli, OUT

caught at deep backward point! Great catch by Sams! Full and wide, Kohli slices a square drive flat and low and it's dipping away from Sams as he runs forward, but he dives and takes it cleanly above the turf

Virat Kohli c Sams b Tye 85 (61b 4x4 3x6) SR: 139.34

Tye again

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 151/5CRR: 8.38 RRR: 18.00
Virat Kohli85 (60)
Washington Sundar1 (2)
Adam Zampa 3-0-21-1
Andrew Tye 3-0-22-0
17.6
1
Zampa to Kohli, 1 run

nearly bowled him! Kohli advanced, it deflect off the back pad and just missed leg stump, Wade had no chance to glove the deflection and it runs away

There is man at the sightscreen

17.5
1
Zampa to Sundar, 1 run

quicker short ball, he tries to pull and mistimes it, slicing it over the bowler but they opt not to take two! Kohli wants the strike

rohan bandaru: "Very smart bowling by Zampa. He bowled wide knowing that Pandya would hit that way and spun it a bit more."

17.4
Zampa to Sundar, no run

92kph, wrong un, he misses trying to sweep. Well bowled

17.3
1
Zampa to Kohli, 1 run

99kph quicker on middle, he drives firmly to deep cover

17.2
4
Zampa to Kohli, FOUR runs

drilled straight of long off! 95kph, flatter on leg, he advances and drills a drive straight and beats long off coming across

17.1
W
Zampa to Hardik, OUT

top edge caught at short third man! Finch took the catch after taking the gamble. Brilliantly bowled from Zampa. He tossed it up with enough flight, dip and spin, Pandya tried to launch against the turn over long, got a top edge and it sliced to Finch at short third man who takes the catch easily

Hardik Pandya c Finch b Zampa 20 (13b 1x4 2x6) SR: 153.84

Vanessa L: "Get henriques to bowl already!!!" It's Zampa. three back on the leg side. Deep cover and long off

end of over 1713 runs
INDIA: 144/4CRR: 8.47 RRR: 14.33
Hardik Pandya20 (12)
Virat Kohli79 (57)
Andrew Tye 3-0-22-0
Daniel Sams 2-0-29-0
16.6
1
Tye to Hardik, 1 run

119kph, short slower ball outside off, he stands up and slaps this firmly to deep cover

16.6
1w
Tye to Hardik, 1 wide

bouncer but too high and rightly called wide

Best performances - batters
Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli INDIA
85 runs (61)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
flick
21 runs
1 four
1 six
79489171021
Matthew Wade
MS Wade AUS
80 runs (53)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
pull
22 runs
5 fours
0 six
54217277414
Best performances - bowlers
Mitchell Swepson portrait
MJ Swepson AUS
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
3
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Washington Sundar portrait
Washington Sundar INDIA
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
2
ECO
8.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of Australia
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Mitchell Swepson
Mitchell Swepson
Player Of The Series
Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 1116
Match days08 December 2020 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Gerard Abood
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Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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Paul Wilson
Reserve Umpire
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Sam Nogajski
Match Referee
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David Boon
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