Date: 25 September 2022
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
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The India-Australia T20I series reaches its finale as both teams head to Hyderabad for the third T20I with the tournament on the line. After losing the first game, the Men in Blue retaliated with an incredible batting effort in an entertaining eight-over affair. Aussies batted first and posted 90 with quality knocks by Aaron Finch and Mathew Wade. But the Men in Blue led by Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 46 cruised to win the game to level the series 1-1.
The Indian team is finally living up to the expectations as they registered an entertaining victory on the back of some blistering batting performances. All batters barring Virat Kohli have scored big runs in the first two games. But the bigger issue for the Men in Blue has been their bowling as they once again conceded big runs. Harshal Patel went for 32 runs in his two-over spell making this the second consecutive fixture where he had an economy of 11. But on these sub-par bowling nights, Axar Patel has been the biggest positive for India as he picked up five wickets in the series.
Whereas the Australian team had a similar performance in their first game, they couldn’t get the result in their favour in the 2nd T20I. Their batting came up strong with Mathew Wade leading the way as he scored 43* in 20 balls. Aaron Finch has continued his great form with another crucial knock in Nagpur. Talking about their bowling, the Aussies have also struggled as they conceded big runs like their counterparts. In the second T20I, Adam Zampa was their best bowler as he picked up three wickets while giving away just 16 runs.
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Aaron Finch (c), Josh Inglis, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Daniel Sams, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott.
Grand League team
Head to head team
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith,
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
Wicket-keepers: Dinesh Karthik, Matthew Wade
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green
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