International Cricket: 3rd Twenty20 Match of the 2018 Gillette T20 Series Schedule: Australia v India 2nd Innings Write-Up at the Sydney Cricket Ground


Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan fired off to a great start for India’s response in the crease.

Dhawan and Sharma took advantage through the poor balls set by the bowler.

They’re able to execute the shots they’re after with the ball connecting to the bat.

Again, Dhawan took two sixes in hand when he used a few his feet and let his bat control past deep mid-wicket.

Besides, Sharma stood tall and easily enticed the cover drive by presenting the full face of the bat.

Don’t forget Sharma’s able to rotate the strike without much stress with his shot selection.

As long as the ball came to him, Sharma & Dhawan won’t have a problem getting dismissed via a catch or the stumps.

Hence, they helped India reach past 60 in five overs.

However, Mitchell Starc had the last laugh when he produced a brilliant yorker.

Dhawan looked clueless when the ball hit the bottom of his front pad before the bat.

Hence, Starc & Finch won the referral when Dhawan left on 41, India 1-67.

Not long later, Adam Zampa ended Rohit Sharma’s time in the middle on 23.

Sharma looked on to flick as he looked on to claim some runs.

But with minimal foot movement, it hit his inner thigh pad before knicking the stumps.

2nd Innings, Last Ten Overs

India 2-93 during the halfway stage with 72 runs needed to win off 59 balls as Virat Kohli & KL Rahul in the crease.

KL Rahul looked to go deep and bat on the up before Nathan Coulter-Nile caught him on 14.

Immediately, Andrew Tye struck a jaffa pitching a short slow ball where Rishabh Pant pulled too early.

That allowed Pant to clip the outside edge straight to Alex Carey’s hands as he left on a duck, first ball.

Virat Kohli continued to stay in the middle and pile up runs with India needing 41 runs off 27 balls.

It didn’t take long for Kohli when he secured his 50 having used quick singles & remained patient through crucial boundaries.

Furthermore, Kohli and Dinesh Karthik pushed India nearly on the home stretch with 16 runs to win off 12 balls.

And the Kohli-Karthik stand helped their country wrap up with a win by six wickets.

FINAL SCORE: India 4-168

India and Australia conclude the three-match 2018 Gillette T20 Series sharing one apiece.

However, India still took home the trophy having won the previous T20 series against Australia back in January 2016.

That’s where they defeated them on their home turf 3-0 during that time.

Now, the attention turns to the four-match Domain Test Series between the two teams.

The 1st meeting will begin from Thursday, December 6 to Monday, December 10 at Adelaide Oval.

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