Kohli, Yadav power India to series-clinching victory over Australia
The hosts prevailed by six wickets, with just only one ball left to play after Hardik Pandya, who was unbeaten on 25th of April, struck his winning boundaries.
Kohli and Yadav have put together 100 runs to stabilize the game after India lost both openers– Rohit Sharma (17) and K.L. Rahul (1) K.L. Rahul (1)early in their chase following Australia recorded 186-7.
Yadav scored five boundaries and a number of sixes in a 36-ball 69 . He was unstoppable when the loss before Josh Hazlewood, with Kohli the next to take over after the batsman scored 63 runs off 48.
Pandya was cool and collected while being a victim of an unstoppable Australian attack following Kohli’s dismissal during the final over, leaving India just five short of winning and won the match by scoring an unbeaten boundary off Daniel Sams.
In the middle incredible fifties from Tim David and Cameron Green led Australia to a colossal score.
The rookie opener Green scored a 21-ball 52 which included seven fours as well as three sixes, putting the hosts in the middle.
However, Green did not receive much support from other top-order batsmen in the left arm spinner Axar Patel who was India’s best bowler throughout the three-match series at the other end of the spectrum.
Patel was able to finish with 3-33. He also took the crucial wickets of captain Aaron Finch (7), Josh Inglis (24) and an in-form Matthew Wade (1).
The hosts appeared to hold Australia to a score below par prior to the latest T20 phenomenon Tim David dismantled the Indian pacers with a stunning display of strength hitting.
David struck a 27-ball 54 including four sixes, two boundaries, but David was dismissed by Harshal Patel. He finished with 1-18 in two overs.
Green was the most impressive bowler in Australia with just three wickets in just 14 runs.
Leg spinner Adam Zampa, who impressed with his leg-spin skills in the previous match, squandered 44 runs in the four overs without wickets.
Daniel Sams took two wickets for 33 runs, while senior players Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood each took one wicket and conceded 80 runs over their eight overs.
The series will be played prior to the T20 World Cup in Australia next month.