The final three overs were all that mattered. The Australians scored 46 runs in the remaining three overs, finishing the 17th over with a total of 140 for six. The Indians overcame a determined comeback to post a crushing six-wicket victory in the third and final T20I match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday. The Indians had set up the chase admirably, needing just 32 runs to win the series.
Despite falling with just five required off of five balls, Virat Kohli’s 48-ball 63 (3×4, 4×6), which was a welcome return to form, had already secured victory for Delhi. As the Indians responded with 187 for four and one extra ball, Hardik Pandya continued to go unbeaten at 25. The Indian batsmen’ consistent performance in the middle overs ultimately made the difference between the teams.
But the Mumbaikar who truly believes that the sky is the limit set up the victory. The Australians lost the battle to Suryakumar Yadav. Virat Kohli and Suryakumar put up a game-winning 104-run partnership off 62 balls for the third wicket as India entered the batting order chasing a difficult 188, delicately positioned at 30 for two.