India vs Australia: 3rd T20I - As it happened...

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 18:07

Welcome to our Live Updates of the 3rd T20 between India and Australia being played at Sydney Cricket Ground. Watson played a captain's knock (124*) as hosts put up a challenging total of 197 in front of visitors.


31 January 2016, 17:05 PM

Over 20 | Score 200/3 (Yuvraj 15*, Raina 49*)

India need 17 runs off the last six ball. Tye to bowl the over. First ball, Yuvi hit a boundary towards fine leg. 2nd ball, Yuvi then slapped a flat six towards deep mid-wicket. Single off the next ball. From the fourth came a double from Raina's willow. India need four from two balls. Raina ran another double. Last ball, two runs needed. Everyone is under pressure. And Raina pushed the ball towards point region for a boundary. India won the third match by seven wickets to clean-sweep the series.    

31 January 2016, 17:00 PM

Over 19 | Score 181/3 (Yuvraj 5*, Raina 41*)

Watson to bowl the penultimate over of the match. Single came off the first two balls. Raina on strike. Single by Raina. Then came a dot. Pressure is on Yuvi to play a big shot. Double came off the 2nd last ball. Single off the last. Good over by Watson, who is leading the side today.    

31 January 2016, 16:54 PM

Over 18 | Score 176/3 (Yuvraj 1*, Raina 40*)

Tye to bowl the over. First ball, a perfect yorker. Double off the next from Raina's willow. Third ball, a dot one. Then came another double. Good over so far. A much-needed boundary came, as thick edge went past the wicketkeeper. Second boundary off the last ball. 12 from the over. India need 22 off 12 balls.

31 January 2016, 16:49 PM

Over 17 | Score 164/3 (Yuvraj 1*, Raina 28*)

Watson is back into the attack. Short first ball to Raina and he pulled it towards deep square leg for his third boundary. Yuvraj opened his account with a single. It can still be anyone's game. Eight from the over. India still need 34 off 18 balls to win the match.    

31 January 2016, 16:45 PM

Over 16 | Score 156/3 (Yuvraj 0*, Raina 22*)

Yuvraj has a chance to become a hero tonight. Third ball was on the leg stump by Andrew Tye as Raina placed it towards fine leg for a boundary. Then came a double. Single off the next. Last ball, excellent dot ball by the pacer.    

31 January 2016, 16:39 PM

Over 15 | Score 147/3 (Yuvraj 0*, Raina 13*)

Cameron Boyce to continue. First ball was dispatched towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary by Kohli. And then he ran a double to complete his fifty. Kohli Out! He was a bit unlucky as the ball kissed the stumps after hitting his bat. Yuvraj Singh is the new man in.

V Kohli b Boyce 50 (36b)


31 January 2016, 16:36 PM

Over 14 | Score 139/2 (Kohli 42*, Raina 12*)

Tait with his last over. After bowling four good balls, came a poor one, which Raina guided towards fine leg for a boundary. Nine from the over.

31 January 2016, 16:29 PM

Over 13 | Score 130/2 (51*, Kohli 40*, Raina 6*)

Rohit Out! Boyce, who bowled two tight overs got the reward as he gave hosts a big breakthrough. Suresh Raina is the new man in. Raina was lucky as wicketkeeper missed his simple stumping chance. And then Raina hit the leggie over deep mid-wicket for a six.  

RG Sharma c Watson b Boyce 52 (38b)

31 January 2016, 16:24 PM

Over 12 | Score 122/1 (Sharma 51*, Kohli 39*)

In the last over Rohit has also crossed the 1000 T20I-run mark. And with a boundary and a six in this over, Rohit completed his fifty in 35 balls. What a series India's Hitman is having. Again a good over for India as ten runs came in it.   

31 January 2016, 16:21 PM

Over 11 | Score 112/1 (Sharma 45*, Kohli 35*)

Handy bowler in Maxwell is set to bowl the over. Three good balls by the offie first up. Next was a full toss and Rohit sent it over mid-wicket for a massive six. Ten runs from the over.   

31 January 2016, 16:16 PM

Over 10 | Score 102/1 (Sharma 37*, Kohli 33*)

Tait is back as Watson is juggling his bowlers at lot. India crossed the 100-run mark. First five balls were right on the money by the pacer. Single off the last as six runs came from the over.  

31 January 2016, 16:13 PM

Over 9 | Score 96/1 (Sharma 35*, Kohli 29*)

Cameron Boyce to continue. The leggie is bowling well at the moment. He gave mere five runs in the over. 

31 January 2016, 16:09 PM

Over 8 | Score 91/1 (Sharma 32*, Kohli 27*)

Watson is back. First ball was too short as Rohit cut it towards point region for a boundary. Rohit and Kohli are playing sensibly in the middle. Ten runs from the over.


31 January 2016, 16:06 PM

Over 7 | Score 81/1 (Sharma 26*, Kohli 23*)

Leggie Cameron Boyce into the attack. Rohit and Kohli both have scored a lot of runs in the tour and are full of confidence. Tight over first up by the diminutive tweaker as he conceded mere seven in it.     

31 January 2016, 16:01 PM

Over 6 | Score 74/1 (Sharma 24*, Kohli 18*)

Andrew Tye has been introduced for the first time. Off the fourth ball, Kohli danced down the wicket to hit the seamer for a six over long on. Good over for India as 12 runs came off it.  

31 January 2016, 15:58 PM

Over 5 | Score 62/1 (Sharma 24*, Kohli 6*)

Boland back into the attack. And he was slapped for a boundary off the 1st ball by Kohli.  Excellent comeback by the pacer in the next four balls. But off the last, Rohit chipped him over long off to collect a another boundary. 13 from the over.  

31 January 2016, 15:50 PM

Over 4 | Score 49/1 (Sharma 16*, Kohli 1*)

Watson gave Australia their first breakthrough. Dhawan Out! The inform opener gave a simple catch to the wicketkeeper. Watson is in a roll here. Virat Kohli has come to the crease.   

S Dhawan c Bancroft b Watson 26 (9b)

31 January 2016, 15:43 PM

Over 2 | Score 18/0 (Sharma 11*, Dhawan 5*)

Scott Boland to bowl from the other end. Dhawan was offered width off the second ball and he cut it past point for a boundary, good shot! Sharma made room for himself off the fifth ball and handsomely smashed it over covers for another boundary. 11 from the over.

31 January 2016, 15:42 PM

Over 1 | Score 7/0 (Sharma 5*, Dhawan 0*)

Tait to bowl the first over, Sharma and Dhawan will open for India. Third ball was a half-volley and Sharma drove it for his first boundary. Seven from the first over.

31 January 2016, 15:19 PM

Over 3 | Score 42/0 | (Dhawan 22*, Rohit 16*)​

Dhawan is smashing boundaries at will. He first hit Tait straight over his head for a boundary and then flicked him for a six over mid-wicket. The dangerous southpaw then collected another boundary to collect 24 runs from the over.