India have won the T20 series 3-0. With this series win, India becomes the first team to win all matches in a series against Australia on Australian soil after 140 years. In the final match of the series at Sydney Cricket Ground Australia batting first scored 198 with the help of Shane Watson’s unbeaten 124. But India chased down the target in the last ball of the last over.
Here are the players ratings of Indian players:
Indian left-handed batsman Dhawan scored 26 off 9 balls. He and Rohit Sharma shared a 46 run first wicket partnership. Dhawan nicked behind the wicket. As India were chasing a mammoth 198 Dhawan took a risk and it came off.
After Dhawan’s departure. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added 88 runs. Sharma scored 52 off 38 balls. He hit one six and five boundaries that made India’s chase easy.
His 36 ball 50 kept India on the right track while chasing 198. He shared an 88 run second wicket partnership. He rotated the strike and destroyed Australian bowlers with boundaries.
He held his nerve and played an instrumental 49 runs innings. He hit four while India needed two from the last ball. His 25 balls innings played an important role in winning the match.
He was batting for the first time in the series. Initially, he was finding difficult to connects the ball but in the final over when India needed 17 of the last over he hit four and six in two consecutive balls that made things easy for India. He also got the wicket of Glenn Maxwell.
Captain did not come to bat instead he promoted Yuvraj Singh in the batting order. He took one catch behind the wicket of the delivery of Ashwin to give India the first wicket.
He conceded 24 runs in two overs. The important thing is his fielding at the deep mid-wicket boundary. When Shane Watson played a lofted shot Hardik jumps in the air and pushed the ball inside the boundary. That six prevented Australia from scoring 200.
He conceded 32 runs in his four overs and took the wicket of Usman Khawaja, who was looking formidable.
He was very expensive today as he conceded 43 runs in 4 overs. However, in the last two overs, he bowled well. He got the wicket of Chris Lynn.
He took the wicket of Shaun Marsh. But he conceded 36 runs in four overs.
He conceded 10.25 runs per over. He got the wicket of Travis Head.