Team India Chase 187 To Clinch T20I Series Against Australia
Hyderabad: Team India will have to score 187 to beat Australia and lift the T20 International series.
Asked to bat first in the series-decider after Rohit Sharma won the toss, Cameron Green went berserk at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Sunday evening,
The tall allrounder, opening the batting in this series in the absence of David Warner, raced to 52 off 21 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes to bring up the second-fastest fifty by an Australian in a T20I.
After motoring to 62/2 in just 5 overs, Australia lost a flurry of wickets as left-arm spinner Axar Patel (3/33 in 4 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1/22 in 4) brought the home team back in the game.
However, another strokeful fifty by Tim David helped Australia finish strongly at 186/7 in 20 overs.
David smacked 54 off 27 balls as he and Daniel Sams added 68 runs for the seventh wicket in less than 6 overs.