India vs Australia 3rd T20I SCG: Man of the series Shikhar Dhawan showed some swag as he picked up a young fan like a WWE wrestler at the post-match presentation after the win at Sydney Cricket Ground. His heartwarming gesture is surely going to win hearts after India managed to beat Australia by six wickets to square the series 1-1. It was a must-win game for India and chasing 165 the batsman put up their hands and got counted. Kohli once again proved why he is called the chasemaster. Kohli remained unbeaten on 61 off 41 balls to see India through in the final over of the match. Also Read - PSL Franchises Ask PCB to Move Remainder of Tournament to UAE
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The host was clearly impressed with the southpaw’s gesture.
In the video, you can see the fan is delighted as the crowd eggs on Dhawan and is happy with his gesture. Dhawan surely gave a moment to remember for the young kid.
Earlier, Australia won the opening T20 by four runs while the second game was a washout, putting additional pressure on India who came here at the back of winning six T20 series in a row. Kohli’s sublime 41-ball knock and his 60-run unbeaten stand with Dinesh Karthik (22 not out off 18) gave India the much needed series-leveling win ahead of the all-important Test series beginning December 6 at Adelaide. The captain’s perfectly executed chase in 19.4 overs came after Shikhar Dhawan (41 off 22 balls) and Rohit Sharma (23 off 16 balls) provided a flying start to the innings.
Meanwhile, Krunal Pandya took career-best figures of 4-36 as Australia were restricted to 164-6 in 20 overs. Chasing 165, Dhawan and Sharma put on 50 runs off just 28 balls. Both batsmen took the aerial route with aplomb and hit seven fours and four sixes between them to leave the Australian bowlers clueless. Overall, India scored 67-1 in the powerplay overs.
D Arcy Short, Aaron Finch (c), Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed, Jasprit Bumrah