Australia might have lost the T20I series; however, they have avoided a whitewash by winning the third T20I by 12 runs. Australia had plenty of injury concerns ahead of the T20I series which was partly responsible for their defeat. At the same time, there were crucial points, which they failed to seize in the first and second game.
Nevertheless, in the third T20 international, the hosts put up a much more improved performance. While there were a few dropped catches and sloppiness, including that of Virat Kohli; however, the Australians managed to hold their nerve and eke out a victory. By avoiding the whitewash, Australia will go into the four-match Test series with considerable confidence.
We take a look at Australia’s performance ratings for the T20I series:
Matthew Wade – 9.5/10:
Matthew Wade had been outstanding with the bat at the top-order, a position in which in the last two games. Matthew Wade struck 58 and 80 in a couple of games and at excellent strike rates to get Australia through to a solid start. It was indeed a surprise since the Tasmanian did not open the innings in the first T20I too. While as a captain in the second T20I, his decisions were questionable, the keeper-batsman earns a rating of 9.5 for his outing with the bat.