Well that brings us to the end of today's live coverage! It was a pleasure bringing our viewers this game LIVE! This is Anirudh Modi, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator AkshayaKrishna Polya, and our scorer/analyst Manish Bishnoi! Take care and see you on the next one!
The Indian Captain receives the trophy on behalf of the team!
Rohit Sharma | India Captain: "I can't hear you, Murali bhai, I can't hear you. Yeah, this is a special place. We have a lot of memories playing here for India. I have a long memory here as I played for Deccan Chargers.
Yeah, playing as a team. We did that. The positives from the series are getting the team out of trouble. People came on top of the pressure. The team management is happy with the players, who came on top under pressure.
Our death bowling hasn't been on song. They were a bit wayward. Yeah, they will learn. It is tough, you know, when playing against these big match players, it is tough. They are coming off a long break. They had no game time before bowling in the series. It was tough. We will try to rectify this when we will back against South Africa in a few days time."
Axar Patel: "When we do well, and the team wins, it feels special and you're able to contribute it's even better. I always back myself and my strengths against a batter who is playing well and hitting good shots. That's what I've been doing since IPL and in domestic circuit but to do it for the Indian team, it feels special."
Player of the Series: Axar Patel.
Energetic Player of the Series: Virat Kohli.
Suryakumar Yadav: "Haha, in that situation, it was needed. The way I was going, I thought about finishing the game early. I was looking for a few shots, but that is okay. Thoughts are all the same. Trying to be positive. Even if I get out on the first ball or hit some shots on the first ball, the thoughts are the same. I love to bat at four. Just love to be there. Love to express myself. Yeah, moving forward, the thought process is the same."
Player of the Match: Suryakumar Yadav.
Energetic Player of the Match: Matthew Wade.
Trusted Player of the Match: Cameron Green.
Aaron Finch | Australia Captain: "Really good series, the series that Cameron Green had was unbelievable, really happy for him. We knew we had to get wickets today, as it gets better and better as the game goes on but to hang in there till the end, all credit to the boys. At times we were sloppy in execution, but playing 3 T20Is against a world class side will give us good momentum heading into the World Cup. Green is class and the way he took the game on, he was just ultra aggressive, a lot of positives but we still need to work on a few things."
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Virat Kohli: "Yeah, that's why I am batting at three. I need to get my experiences into the side and bat accordingly. Once Surya came to bat, I needed to bat there and give the strike to him. With the kind of form he is in, it was a no-brainer. Surya has an array of shots, and to play them perfectly at those crunch times, makes him special.
Once Surya got out, I looked at Rohit, and he said just to keep batting. I needed to take on Zampa, it was coming. He is a class bowler, and in the previous last two games, he had the better of me. Tonight, I stayed leg side and took on the attack. Last two games, I was disappointed not to get enough runs.
I thought we should have finished the game well before. I guess we needed to have four or five runs in the last over. But it couldn't be. Once I struck Cummins for a six, I felt good. It was needed in the first two balls of the over. So, the pressure was always back on the bowler.
Ever since I came back to Asia Cup, I have been happy with my performances. I am hitting the gym hard. Practising well and trying to stay calmer. Nowadays, I am not disappointed if I play one or two matches without big scores. Tonight I hit a couple of good shots and contributed to the team's victory. Yes, Virat Kohli is happy."
India have lost only once during run chases since 2021. India have won 13 of the 14 chases!
Rohit Sharma (33) over takes Virat Kohli's (32) record of total T20I wins as a captain.
AND HARDIK PANDYA'S CLEVER SHOT MEANS INDIA SEAL THE SERIES VICTORY OVER AUSTRALIA 2-1! A thrilling match here to close out a thrilling series! India defeat Australia by 6 wickets and have engineered a fantastic comeback after the loss in the first game!
India won the toss today and elected to field first. In the first power play, Cameron Green took the bowlers to the cleaners as he smashed a 19 ball half-century to give Australia a perfect platform to build on. However, after the powerplay and the loss of Green's wicket, the Indian spinners tightened the screws on the Aussies as they found grip and turn to take wickets at regular intervals.
Axar Patel in particular was the hero of the bowling lineup, as he picked up 3/33 from his full quota of 4 overs. Towards the end of slog overs, Tim David exploded and with a little bit of help from Sams ensures Australia registered a total of 186/7 from their 20 overs.
Come the chase, Australia celebrated early as Daniel Sams induced a false shot from KL Rahul to break the opening stand early. Soon after, India lost their skipper after Rohit hit a couple of boundaries to leave India in a precarious position.
However, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav stitched together a century run stand to bring India closer to victory. SKY eventually scored 69 runs off just 36 balls, while Virat fell before the final four runs were scored! The King registered a score of 63 runs off 48 balls and rolled back the years to bring back the chase master!
Hardik Pandya played a late cameo to ensure India got over the line and sealed the match and the series. India have started looking better and better with each game, with their major batters coming back in form, the only worry for India is now the pace bowling. Both Bhuvi and Bumrah leaked runs today, and there is a decision to be made by the selectors on their final pace lineup for the World Cup.
Australia meanwhile will go back to the drawing board and try to learn from their mistakes in this series before the World Cup!
Ajay: Hardik Pandya seals the deal here for India...What a cracker of a match this was at Hyderabad. India wins the series by the margin of 2-1...
19.5 D Sams to H Pandya
4 FOURRRR!!! Sams cannot defend 11 in the last over! A wide yorker well wide outside the tramline. Pandya stretches and reaches out onto it. The bat turns which indeed helps Pandya to squeeze it past the diving fielder to his left at short third man. It races away to the fence and India win the match by six wickets and grabs the series 2-1!
Ajay: That was a tight call from on field umpire...It was really close to the tramline.