The visitors India secured the three-match T20I series against the hosts Australia after winning the second game of this series by 6 wickets at Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney).
After the visitors sent the hosts to bat first, Australia scored 194/5 in 20 overs. However, India chased down that target in 19.4 overs after losing four wickets.
Brief Scores: Australia – 194/5 in 20 overs (Matthew Wade 58, Steven Smith 46; T Natarajan 2/20)
India – 195/4 in 19.4 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 52, Hardik Pandya 42*; Mitchell Swepson 1/25)
The result – India won by 6 wickets
Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:
Australia – 3rd highest first innings total in the losing cause
i) Australia suffered a six-wicket defeat despite scoring 194 runs in the first innings. It was their third highest first innings total in the losing cause.
|201/7 (20)||India||Rajkot||10th October 2013|
|197/5 (20)||India||Sydney||31st January 2016|
|194/5 (20)||India||Sydney||6th December 2020|
|183/8 (20)||Pakistan||Harare||8th July 2018|
|178/8 (20)||West Indies||Dhaka||28th March 2014|
India – 4 batsmen scored 30 or more runs, 4th highest successful T20I chase at away venues
i) A total of 4 Indian batsmen managed to score 30 or more runs during this successful chase (KL Rahul 30, Shikhar Dhawan 52, Virat Kohli 40 and Hardik Pandya 42*). It was the only second time when a total of four Indian batsmen managed to score 30 or more runs in the same T20I innings. Earlier, during the Indore T20I against Sri Lanka on 7th January 2020, a total of four Indian batsmen managed to score 30 or more runs in the same T20I innings.
ii) India successfully chased down the 195 runs target. It was their fourth highest successful T20I chase at away venues.
|204/4 (19)||New Zealand||Auckland||24th January 2020|
|201/3 (18.4)||England||Bristol||8th July 2018|
|200/3 (20)||Australia||Sydney||31st January 2016|
|195/4 (19.4)||Australia||Sydney||6th December 2020|
|174/7 (19.2)||Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)||10th February 2009|
|174/3 (19.2)||Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)||6th September 2017|
Matthew Wade – 50+ score as a new T20I captain
i) Matthew Wade became the 11th Australian T20I captain.
ii) During his T20I captaincy debut, Matthew Wade scored 58 runs. He became the fourth Aussie captain to score 50+ runs on T20I captaincy debut.
|Shane Watson||124*||India||Sydney||31st January 2016|
|Ricky Ponting||98*||New Zealand||Auckland||17th February 2005|
|Steven Smith||90||England||Cardiff||31st August 2015|
|Matthew Wade||58||India||Sydney||6th December 2020|
Steven Smith – 2nd most home international run-scorer against India
i) After this match, Steven Smith has scored 1531 international runs against India at home.
- Steven Smith became the third Australian cricketer to score 1500+ home international runs against India.
- Surpassing David Boon (1525 runs), Steven Smith became the second most international run-scorer for Australia against India at home. Only Ricky Ponting is now ahead of Smith with 2403 home international runs against India.
Yuzvendra Chahal – Joint-most T20I wicket-taker for Men in Blue
i) Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 59 T20I wickets. Chahal equaled the record of his national team-mate Jasprit Bumrah as both have bagged 59 T20I wickets each and they are holding the joint leading position in the list of most T20I wickets among the Indian bowlers.
Shikhar Dhawan – most T20I runs as an Indian left-handed batsman, 3rd most T20I run-scorer for Men in Blue
i) Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has scored 1641 T20I runs.
- Surpassing Suresh Raina (1605 runs), Shikhar Dhawan became the most T20I run-scorer as a left-handed Indian batsman.
- Shikhar Dhawan also surpassed MS Dhoni and climbed up to the third position in the table of most T20I runs among the Indian batsmen.
Virat Kohli – 2nd most T20I runs at away venues
i) Virat Kohli has scored 1108 T20I runs at away venues (only the home venues of the opposition teams). Surpassing English cricketer Eoin Morgan (1068 runs), Kohli became the second most T20I run-scorer at away venues. Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez is leading this table with 1110 T20I runs at away venues.