The ICC T20 World Cup is well and truly making headlines around the world as teams fight for glory to claim the top prize. The third T20I match between India and Australia had all the excitement and hype that surrounded the tournament, and it was the Australian team that made their mark in this thrilling match.
It was an incredible match that saw Australia emerge triumphant with a five-wicket victory against the Indians in a truly thrilling game. Australia's batting combination proved too good for the Indian bowlers, with skipper Aaron Finch leading the way with an impressive knock of 61 off just 40 deliveries. He was ably supported by Cameron Green, who scored a vital 26 off 26 deliveries. Ashton Agar was the star for the Australians, scoring an incredible 30-ball 48 to take Australia to the finishing line in the dying stages of the game.
The match was a see-saw battle between the bowlers of both sides with the Indians bowling brilliantly to keep the Australian batsmen on the defensive. Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers for the Indians, returning with figures of 4/15 from his four overs. Navdeep Saini bowled a disciplined line and length, returning with figures of 2/24 off his four overs. Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Shardul Thakur also kept the run rate in check with some tight bowling.
For the Indians, spinner Kuldeep Yadav caused the most havoc with his wrist-spin, picking up a terrific 3/22 in his spell of four overs. Skipper Virat Kohli played a captain's knock with a fantastic 46 off 39 deliveries, and young Yuzvendra Chahal scored a quick-fire 17 off 8 deliveries to keep the Indian innings steady.
Ultimately, it was an Australian team effort that saw them emerge triumphant in the end. The Australians will be looking to build on this momentum as they look forward to the semi-finals of the tournament. It was a great show by the Australians and one that will be remembered for a long time.