Opener Shane Watson scored a superb unbeaten century (127) to guide Australia to a strong total of 197/5 in the third and final T20 International against India here on Sunday.

Watson hit the Indian bowlers to all corners of the Sydney Cricket Ground in his 71-ball knock, with 10 boundaries and six sixes.

Middle-order batsman Travis Head was the next most successful scorer with 26 runs off 19 balls.

Left-arm pacer Ashish Nehra (1/32) was the most impressive bowler for India.

India have already clinched the series with an unassailable 2-0 lead.

The following is the scoreboard of Australia’s innings against India in the third and final T20 International here on Sunday.

Australia —
Usman Khawaja c Dhoni b Nehra 14
Shane Watson not out 124
Shaun Marsh b Ashwin 9
Glenn Maxwell c Raina b Yuvraj Singh 3
Travis Head b Jadeja 26
Chris Lynn c Jadeja b Bumrah 13
Cameron Bancroft not out 0
Extras (lb 2, w 4, nb 2) 8
Total (5 wickets; 20 overs) 197

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Khawaja, 2.2 overs), 2-69 (Marsh, 7.4), 3-75 (Maxwell, 9.1), 4-168 (Head, 16.6), 5-193 (Lynn, 19.4)

Asish Nehra 4-0-32-1
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-43-1
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-36-1
Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-41-1
Yuvraj Singh 2-0-19-1
Hardik Pandya 2-0-24-0

Match details:
Toss – Australia, chose to bat
T20I debuts – Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja (Australia)
Umpires – Simon Fry and John Ward
TV umpire – Paul Wilson
Match referee – Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire – Geoff Joshua

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