Yuzvendra Chahal pegged Australia back once again when he dismissed Maxwell for the fourth time in as many innings. Playing their part in the short run chase were Virat Kohli who made 22 not out off 14 balls and Shikhar Dhawan who scored an unbeaten 15 off 12 deliveries.
It was when there was a long rain delay as the target for the hosts were reduced to 48 off six overs, a target that won't bother the batting much in a T20I.
After bagging a 4-1 victory over Australia in the five-match ODI series, Team India is now all geared up to extend their domination in the three-match T20I series which kicks off today at JSCA Stadium, Ranchi.
Aussie opener Aaron Finch, who put up a strong fight, also went down facing the Indian bowling attack. "Following the match he complained of shoulder soreness, which has not settled and is restricting his ability to bat and throw", Richard Saw said, reported Cricbuzz. Only Tim Paine (17) managed to cross the double-digit mark as Australia were reduced to 118 for eight in 18.4 overs when rain arrived.
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Australia skipper Steve Smith has returned home after suffering a shoulder injury during the final ODI against the same opponent. Indian fielding also has to be complimented for being discipline and India also clean bowled 6 batsmen of the visiting team. Kuldeep Yadav was awarded the Player of the Match.
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Australia included Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian and Andrew Tye in its team. On the other hand, the Indian cricket team would be full of confidence after dominating the ODI series.
Kohli announced two changes in the playing XI from the last game - Kuldeep Yadav replaced Axar Patel and Shikhar Dhawan came in place of Ajinkya Rahane.