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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, 17:11 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, 17:04 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, 17:00 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, 16:54 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, 16:49 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, 16:43 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, 16:38 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, 16:34 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, 16:29 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, 16:24 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, 16:21 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, 16:16 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, 16:13 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, 16:08 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, 16:04 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, 16:01 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, 15:55 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, 15:49 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. 

31 January 2016, 15:45 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, 15:43 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, 15:13 PM

Over 20 | Score 197/5 | (Watson 124*, Bancroft 0*)​

Bumrah with last over of the innings. Boundary came off the 3rd ball from Lynn's willow after two singles from the first two balls. Lynn Out! Outstanding catch by Jadeja at the long on boundary. Then came two doubles as Australia put up a mammoth total of 197 runs. Sensational unbeaten knock by Watson helped Australia to reach such a big score.

CA Lynn c Jadeja b Bumrah 13 (9b)



31 January 2016, 15:08 PM

Over 19 | Score 187/4 | (Watson 119*, Lynn 9*)​

Nehra to bowl the penultimate over. Three singles from the first three balls. Six off the next from Watson's willow towards long on. Then came two more singles.    

31 January 2016, 15:03 PM

Over 18 | Score 176/4 | (Watson 111*, Lynn 6*)​

Bumrah is back to bowl in the death overs. Chris Lynn is the new man in. The new man collected his first boundary towards short fine leg off the 3rd ball. Decent over by the youngster. Eight from the over.

31 January 2016, 14:59 PM

Over 17 | Score 168/4 | (Watson 109*)​

Jadeja to bowl the over. In form Watson first hit a six then a boundary to complete his hundred. Captain's knock by the veteran player. He then celebrated his ton with another six, this time over long off. Jadeja picked his 1st wicket of the match in the form of Head. 19 runs came from the over.   

TM Head b Jadeja 26 (19b)

31 January 2016, 14:55 PM

Over 16 | Score 149/3 | (Watson 90*, Head 26*)​

Ashwin with his last over. Watson hit the offie for a straight six over his head off the 3rd ball. Watson has reached to 90. Nine from the over. 


31 January 2016, 14:52 PM

Over 15 | Score 140/3 | (Watson 82*, Head 25*)​

Jadeja with his 3rd over. Dhoni missed a simple run-out chance of Watson. This man is riding on his luck today. 2nd ball was launched for a six by the burly Watson. Another big over as 13 came off it. Head and Watson are looking unstoppable at the moment. 

31 January 2016, 14:50 PM

Over 14 | Score 127/3 | (Watson 72*, Head 22*)​

Though Ashwin couldn't gave a boundary in the over but still Aussies collected nine from the over.

31 January 2016, 14:46 PM

Over 13 | Score 118/3 | (Watson 68*, Head 18*)​

Pandya bowled at a wrong line and length and was punished by Watson as he slapped two boundaries in the over. Though, Watson proved lucky as Kohli couldn't hold on to a difficult catch off the 2nd ball. Big over as 15 runs came from it. 


31 January 2016, 14:39 PM

Over 12 | Score 103/3 | (Watson 56*, Head 17*)​

Yuvraj Singh proved too expensive in his 2nd over as Head hit him for a boundary and a six to break the shackles. Aus have also crossed the 100-run mark. 14 runs from the over. 

31 January 2016, 14:34 PM

Over 11 | Score 89/3 | (Watson 53*, Head 6*)​

Hardik Pandya has the ball in hand. And Watson welcomed him with a boundary off his 2nd ball. And with that shot, Watson completed his fifty. Captain's knock by Watson. Nine runs from the over. 

31 January 2016, 14:28 PM

Over 10 | Score 80/3 | (Watson 47*, Head 4*)​

Yuvraj Singh has been introduced into the attack. Maxwell Out! First ball by Yuvi and Maxi gave a catch to Raina at extra covers. Big wicket. Travis Head came to the middle after Oz lost their third wicket.  

GJ Maxwell c Raina b Yuvraj Singh 3 (5b)

31 January 2016, 14:23 PM

Over 8 | Score 75/2 | (Watson 46*, Maxwell 3*)​

Jadeja to continue. And the left-arm bowler produced an excellent over by conceding mere three runs in it.

31 January 2016, 14:21 PM

Over 8 | Score 72/2 | (Watson 45*, Maxwell 1*)​

Ashwin gave India their 2nd breakthrough as Australia lost the wicket of Marsh, who was well deceived by the offie. Dangerous Maxwell is the new man in. 15 runs came in the last two overs.   

SE Marsh b Ashwin 9 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

31 January 2016, 14:17 PM

Over 6 | Score 57/1 | (Marsh 37*, Watson 3*)​

First bowling change! Ashwin went for runs in his opening over as Watson hit him for a boundary off the third ball. And with that Australia have crossed the fifty-run mark as well. Nine from the over.

31 January 2016, 14:13 PM

Over 5 | Score 48/1 | (Marsh 3*, Watson 28*)​

Nehra went for runs in his 3rd over as the seamer leaked 11 runs. Watson is looking unstoppable at the the moment as he is hitting boundaries at will. 

31 January 2016, 14:06 PM

Over 4 | Score 37/1 | (Marsh 1*, Watson 19*)​

Watson, who is leading the side, is looking in good nick as he has already collected 19 runs off 17 balls, with the help of two boundaries and a six.  




31 January 2016, 13:57 PM

Over 2.2 | Score 15/1 | (Watson 2*)​

Nehra to continue. Khawaja Out! What a delivery by the left-arm pacer as the southpaw gave a simple catch back to Dhoni.   

UT Khawaja c Dhoni b Nehra 14 (6b) 

31 January 2016, 13:54 PM

Over 2| Score 14/0 | (Khawaja 14*, Watson 1*)​

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the 2nd over. He has been impressive thus far in the series. Expensive first over by the youngster as he was hit for two consecutive boundaries by Khawaja to collect 14 from the over.    

31 January 2016, 13:50 PM

Over 1| Score 1/0 | (Khawaja 1*, Watson 0*)

Tight first over by Ashish Nehra as he bowled at a tight line and conceded mere a single in it. 

31 January 2016, 13:42 PM

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31 January 2016, 13:17 PM

Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. 

31 January 2016, 13:11 PM

Though Indian women's team lost the 3rd T20 against Australia few minutes back, they still managed to win the three-match series 2-1. Jhulan Goswami named Player of the Series.