Virat Kohli, Krunal Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a 6 wickets win over Australia in the third and last T20I series and helped the visitors to level the three match T20I series 1-1. On a batting track Aaron Finch opted to bat first and Aussies openers gave a good start to their team as they added 68 runs for the first wicket but Krunal Pandya's 4-fer in middle overs brought India back into the game and in the death overs Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter Nile's cameo helped Australia to post a total of 164/6 on the board. In reply, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma gave a brisk start to India and added 67 runs in just 5.3 overs for the opening wicket. In middle overs India lost both openers and KL Rahul and were in trouble but captain Kohli was rock solid at the other end and his unbeaten 61 helped India to cross the line.
All the major stats and facts from the third T20I between Australia and India in Sydney :
0 - Number of times India lost the third match of a bilateral T20I series. This was the 10th occasion when India won the third match of a T20I series.
4/36 - Krunal Pandya picked 4 wickets for 36 runs - career best bowling figures for him and second best for India against Australia in T20Is.
Best bowling figures for India against Australia in T20Is -
4/11 - R Ashwin at Dhaka, 2014
4/36 - Krunal Pandya at Sydney, 2018
3/23 - Jasprit Bumrah at Adelaide, 2016
3/26 - R Vinay Kumar at Rajkot, 2013
3/35 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar at Rajkot, 2013
31 - Andrew Tye took 31 wickets in T20Is this year - the most in a single calendar year.
Most wickets in T20Is in a single calendar year -
31 - Andrew Tye (2018)
28 - Shadab Khan (2018)
28 - Jasprit Bumrah (2016)
27 - Dirk Nannes (2010)
25 - Billy Stanlake (2018)
25 - Saeed Ajmal (2012)
61* - Virat Kohli scored his first fifty in T20Is since November 2017 and after 9 innings. Before this match his last T20I fifty came against New Zealand in Rajkot last year.
120.62 - Virat Kohli's batting average in succesful run chases - the highest for any batsman. He has scored 965 runs at this average in 20 successful run chases.
Highest batting average in successful run chases (Min 500 runs) -
120.62 - Virat Kohli
82 - Alex Hales
68.11 - Martin Guptil
57.20 - Brendon McCullum
56.72 - Shoaib Malik
506 - Glenn Maxwell completed 500 runs in T20Is in 2018 - he is the ninth player to score 500 or more runs this year.
Most runs in T20Is in 2018 -
689 - Shikhar Dhawan (the most in a single calendar year)
590 - Rohit Sharma
576 - Fakhar Zaman
563 - Babar Azam
531 - Aaron Finch
515 - D'Arcy Short
506 - Glenn Maxwell
500 - Colin Munro