With a terrific half-century from Captain Virat Kohli (61*), India listed a six-wicket win against Australia in the third and final T20I in Sydney on Sunday. With the win in the Last match, India drew the series at 1-1 after the second game was abandoned because of rain. Chasing a taut target of 165, India got off to a great start. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma (23) played excellent knocks, adding 67 runs for the first wicket. Dhawan played a sizzling 41-run knock off 22 balls, making complete use of the power-play overs.
Rohit provided an outstanding supporting role before getting out in the seventh over. KL Rahul (14) and Rishabh Pant (0) got out in quick succession, putting India in a spot of difficulty but chase-master Virat Kohli with skilled Dinesh Karthik (22) played beautifully in the middle overs. The pair stitched a terrific 60-run partnership for the fifth wicket taking India across the line. For Australia, it was a poor day on the field. Wickets were required at regular intervals but bowlers failed beside the experienced Indian batting order. Adam Zampa (1/22) was the most effective bowler for Australia.