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Third T20: Australia Beat India By 12 Runs:- India slammed Australia and registered two back to back victories in the first two T20 matches. India bagged the T20 series and the third, final T20 took place today. India won the toss and elected to field first. The match took place in SCG and Australia registered a massive total of 186 for the loss of 5 wickets. Matthew Wade (80), Glenn Maxwell (54) and Steve Smith (24) are the top scorers for the side. Washington Sundar (2/34) had the best figures for the Indian side and T Natarajan (1/33), Shardul Thakur (1/43) bagged the other wickets for India.
Team India fell short of chasing the total and Australia restricted them to 174 for the loss of 7 wickets. Virat Kohli (85), Shikhar Dhawan (28) have been successful and the other batsmen tumbled down without registering good numbers for the side. Though India looked quite confident on the chase, things changed after Virat Kohli's departure. Mitchell Swepson (3/23) did enough damage and Glenn Maxwell (1/20), Adam Zampa (1/21) have been decent. Mitchell Swepson is awarded with the Player of the Match and Hardik Pandya is named as the Player of the series.