Skipper Virat Kohli showed yet why he is the best batsman in World cricket today with yet another masterclass innings. The Indian skipper scored an unbeaten 61 off 41 balls to power India to win the third T20 in Sydney against Australia by six wickets and level the series 1-1. India finished at 168 / 4 . It was Kohli’s 19 T20 half century.
Dinesh Karthik was unbeaten on 22 from 18 balls at the other end, as the duo put on an unbroken stand of 60 from 39 balls for the fifth wicket to carry India to victory.
Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan had given India a blazing start as he smashed 41 from 22 balls, adding 67 runs for the opening wicket with Rohit Sharma (23). K L Rahul and Rishabh Pant feel early.
Australia won the toss and batted first and could not get going . There were contributions nevertheless with Aaron Finch (28) , D’Arcy Short (33). Krunal Pandya claimed four for 36 to restrict Australia to 164 for six.
The four match Test series begin with the first Test on December 6 .