Indian players pose for photos with the trophy after winning the 3rd and final T20 cricket match of the series against Australia, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. India beat Australia by 6 wickets and won the series by 2-1.
In the last third of his 48-ball 63, Virat Kohli hit just one boundary, but it was a critical one – a six over wide long-on off the first ball of Daniel Sams’ last over of the chase with 11 runs needed
A squirted outside edge for four by Hardik Pandya past short third man off the penultimate ball gave India the T20I series 2-1 in Hyderabad, the six-wicket win sealing a fine comeback after Australia had steamrolled them in the Mohali opener.
In the absence of any significant movement with the new ball, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Co. were again blown away in the Powerplay by the looming presence of Cameron Green, who bashed 52 off just 21 balls.
India did well to claw back from a start of 56 for 1 in four overs. But from a position of 140 for 6 after 17, the 18th and 19th overs from Bhuvneshwar and Jasprit Bumrah cost them a collective 39, as another strapping batsman, Tim David, hauled the Australians to 186 for 7 with a 27-ball 54.
Kohli alternated between trying to slog the ball out of the ground, something that never came off, and picking his areas and timing the lofted boundaries, which he pulled off with class
As Suryakumar overtook him at searing pace, he sensibly turned the strike over to his partner during their 104-run third-wicket stand that consumed only 62 balls.