India vs Australia: Matthew Hayden (left) and Sunil Gavaskar (center).
India defeated Australia on Sunday by six wickets in the third and decided T20I to seal the three-game series 2-1. The match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium went to the extreme as the hosts needed four runs to win the last two balls. This is when Hardik Pandya hit a four to take India home. With the win, India recorded their 21st win in T20Is in the current year, which is also the most of any team in a calendar year.
After India’s victory, cricketer and analyst Sunil Gavaskar stole the show with his dance moves. The official broadcaster’s post-match program saw Gavaskar dancing in joy for Australian great Matthew Hayden.
Watch the video of Sunil Gavaskar’s dance here:
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Speaking of the decisive T20I in Hyderabad, India, past Australia in the game, what a perfect rollercoaster ride for both teams. Virat Kohli scored 63 while Suryakumar Yadav hit 69 as India chased a 187-point goal on the penultimate ball of the match.
India faltered 30 for 2 at one point, but the Kohli-Suryakumar duo added 104 runs for the third wicket to keep the game going. After Suryakumar’s wicket, Kohli took over, but he also fell over in the latter before Hardik could give Pandya the finishing touch.
Previously, Tim David knocked out 54 runs and Cameron Green hit a 21-ball 52 while Australia scored 186 for 7 in 20 overs. Axar Patel again played with the ball picking 3 for 33 in his four overs. India had won the toss and chose to field in the series decider.
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