India vs Australia 3rd T20I SCG: India beat Australia convincingly to draw the three-match T20I series 1-1. Kohli starred again with a brilliant 61 off 41 balls to take India home to a convincing six-wicket win. After the match, Kohli took to Instagram and posted a picture with young Kuldeep Yadav and praised him and the entire team for the effort they put in, he also mentioned that now it is time to focus on the upcoming Test series that starts from December 6. Kohli’s post read, “Great to see this guy and everyone else stepping up together. 💪🏼 On to the Tests now!” Also Read - ICC World Test Championship Final: Indian Team May Leave Early Due to UK Travel Restrictions
Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan bagged the Man of the Series as Krunal Pandya for his career-best figures of 36/4 clinched the Man of the Match award.
Chasing a competitive target of 165 to win, Kohli along with opener Shikhar Dhawan (41 off just 22 balls) anchored visitors chase to perfection. With this victory, the tourists leveled the three-match rubber 1-1.
Australia won the opening T20 by four runs while the second game was a washout, piling the pressure on India who came to Sydney at the aftermath winning seven T20 series on the trot. Kohli’s sublime 41-ball knock and his 60-run unbeaten stand with Dinesh Karthik (22 not out off 18) fostered India’s much needed series-leveling win ahead of the all-important Test series beginning December 6 at Adelaide.
India will play a four-match Test series against a depleted Australian unit and the tourists will start outright favourites in that as they are the No 1 Test team in the world.