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
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.
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!!"
swing and a miss. Excellent 117kph slower ball bouncer that beat him and stayed under head high
119kph, short slower, he pulls in the air but it lands short of Tye at deep square and they only get two
smoked over midwicket! Hold on! Knee high full toss on middle and he launched it over the long boundary at deep midwicket! Superb strike
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
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
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
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!!"
141kph, higher full toss, not a no-ball though, he miscues safely to deep cover-point
141kph knee high full toss, he misses trying to thrash through point
Prasanth: "Catches win matches"
117kph, slower ball, it dips on middle, he adjusts late and tucks it into the legside
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
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
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."
92kph, wrong un, he misses trying to sweep. Well bowled
99kph quicker on middle, he drives firmly to deep cover
drilled straight of long off! 95kph, flatter on leg, he advances and drills a drive straight and beats long off coming across
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
Vanessa L: "Get henriques to bowl already!!!" It's Zampa. three back on the leg side. Deep cover and long off
119kph, short slower ball outside off, he stands up and slaps this firmly to deep cover
bouncer but too high and rightly called wide
|Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Toss||India, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||India won the 3-match series 2-1|
|Match number||T20I no. 1116|
|Hours of play (local time)||19.10 start, First Session 19.10-20.40, Interval 20.40-21.00, Second Session 21.00-22.30|
|Match days||08 December 2020 - night (20-over match)|