WEB DESK: India beat Australia by 7 wickets in the third and final Twenty20 match to wrap the tour on high note before Asia cup and Twenty20 World Cup, Aaj News reported.
India whitewashed Australia on their home and won fourth consecutive match during this tour. Interestingly, they lost four matches and aftermath of the India tour is that, they lost 4-1 in the ODI series but hammered and whitewashed Australia by 3-0 in the T20 series.
This is for the first time in the history of 140 years of cricket that a team whitewashed a series against Australia on their home.
Earlier, Australia led by acting Captain Shane Watson, won the toss and elected to bat first and in absence of Aaron Finch, he played the captain’s innings and Australia set target of 197 with the help of his unbeaten 124.
In reply, team India started dominating streak from the very first ball, half centuries made by Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli but Suresh Raina played a match-winning innings and played an astonishing square cut on the last ball to whitewashed Australia.
Shane Watson won the player of the match for his unbeaten 124 and player of the series went to Virat Kohli for his 199 runs in three match series.
India after this whitewash won over Australia, they have now become the number 1 in T20 rankings. They are also number 1 team in Tests.