The Indian team sealed a nail-biting last-over six-run win against Australia to seal the five-game T20I series 3-2. Playing on a challenging Bengaluru wicket, the Men in Blue successfully defended 10 runs in the final over, courtesy of Arshdeep Singh and his magical death-bowling performance. With this victory, Team India managed to defeat Australia in the ODI and T20I series around the ODI World Cup.
After losing the toss, the Indian team batted first and had a shaky start with a flurry of early wickets. The Men in Blue were reduced to 55-4 as Jason Behrendorff and Ben Dwarshuis through the Indian top-four. But Shreyas Iyer with batters like Jitesh Sharma and Axar Patel carried the first innings total to 161. The Indian number four ended with a 37-ball 52 with five fours and two sixes.
Then in the second innings, the Australian batting unit led by Travis Head also had a difficult start. But after Josh Philippe's wicket Head and Ben Mcdermott kept the Aussie innings moving with some incredible hitting. Though Head's created a vacuum of runs with the Indian spinners picking up wickets, McDermott continued slogging.
Being supported from one end with short cameos by Tim David and Mathew Short, Ben McDermott scored a crucial 54. But as Mukesh Kumar came back with two back-to-back wickets, Mathew Wade once again stepped in to take the game deep. It was in Arshdeep Singh's last over, where the Aussie captain, after a dodgy umpiring decision, lost his way and got out for the first in this series. With Wade's wicket, Aussie hopes crumbled and India registered a six-run win.