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IND Vs AUS 3rd T20I: India Lose Last-Ball Thriller To Australia After Glenn Maxwell Masterclass - As It Happened

Australia chased down a 223-run target set by India thanks to Glenn Maxwell's fourth T20I century and Matthew Wade's calm and composed batting in the 3rd T20I at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Catch the highlights of IND Vs AUS 3rd T20I here

Glenn Maxwell shaking hands with Avesh Khan after his match-winning knock in Guwahati
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Mere days after their meeting at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final, India and Australia renew their rivalry, albeit in a shorter format. After winning the first two matches in Visakhapatnam and Thiruvananthapuram respectively, the teams reached Guwahati's Barsapara Cricket Stadium where India set a 223-run target, guided by Ruturaj Gaikwad's maiden T20I century. Australia chased down the total with the help of Glenn Maxwell's gritty knock and Travis Head's flying start; they won by five wickets, a game that can be best classed as a last-ball thriller. Catch the highlights of IND Vs AUS 3rd T20I here (Scorecard | Match ReportFull Coverage)

That's all from our side!

Brief score: AUS - 225/5 (20)

Glenn Maxwell - 104(48),  Travis Head - 35(18)  |  Ravi Bishnoi: (4-0-32-2)

Australia win by 5 wickets!

10:46 pm: AUS - 225/5 (20)
Prasidh Krishna was given the responsibility to defend 21 runs in the last over and he failed miserably. Glenn Maxwell hit five boundaries including four fours and a six to win the match for Australia. Australia are alive in the series with Maxwell's master batting. Australia win this match by 5 wickets.

10:37 pm: AUS - 202/5 (19)
Axar Patel bowled the 19th over and Wade smashed two fours in his first three deliveries then Axar got fined because Kishan collected the ball before the stumps. It was a no-ball and Wade struck for a six on free hit. Then a byes four. 22 runs from the over. Now Australia need 21 runs off 6 balls.

10:30 pm: AUS - 180/5 (18)
Prasidh Krishna was brought back into the attack after being very expensive in his last two overs. And he delivered a brilliant over conceding just six runs from that. Now, Australia need 43 runs in 12 balls. After 18 overs, India were also at 180. Here Australia need a Maxwell's over that got 30 runs for India. Axar Patel has one over left. Will he bowl the 19th over?

10:22 pm: AUS - 174/5 (17)
Arshdeep Singh was brought back into the attack and he was welcomed with two back-to-back sixes from Maxwell. Then four singles make this over and expensive over that leaked 16 runs. Australia now need 49 runs in 18 balls.

10:17 pm: AUS - 158/5 (16)
Avesh Khan was hit for a six and then a four by Maxwell in this over. 13 runs ca,e from this over. Now, 65 runs are needed in 24 balls for Australia to win this match.

10:10 pm: AUS - 145/5 (15)
Arshdeep Singh was brought back into the attack and he was smacked for a six by Maxwell and with that six, Maxwell completed his fifty. Matthew Wade and Maxwell pair need to add 78 runs in 30 balls now.

10:05 pm: Bishnoi gets David!
Ravi Bishnoi struck again and got the wicket of dangerous hitter Tim David early. Only 8 runs from his over with a crucial wicket of Tim David.

AUS - 136/5 (14)

10:00 pm: Axar removes Stoinis!
Axar Patel who had bowled good overs so far was smacked by Maxwell for a six. He backed his bowling length and removed Stoinis who was struggling to connect the balls. 10 runs from the over.

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AUS - 128/4 (13)

9:55 pm: AUS - 118/3 (12)
Avesh Khan bowled an economical over and gave just seven runs including a four from Stoinis' bat. India would need these good overs and Avesh had bowled beautifully so far. The 50-run stand between the two batters was also completed. They may look to change gears now.

9:50 pm: AUS - 111/3 (11)
Axar Patel was smashed for a boundary on the very first ball of the over, but he backed his length and gave just 6 runs off the over.

9:43 pm: AUS - 105/3 (10)
Ravi Bishnoi continued his bowling from the other end and bowled a very economical over conceding just six runs off that over. It's time for drinks!

9:40 pm: AUS - 99/3 (9)
Axar Patel was introduced late into the attack and he delivered with a tight over and just gave three runs off the over. 

9:35 pm: 23 runs off Krishna's over!
Prasidh Krishna's bad form continues. After being hit for 16 runs in the first over, he was charged by Maxwell and Stoinis in his next over and Maxwell smashed him for two sixes and a four. 23 runs from the over.

AUS - 96/3 (8)

9:30 pm: Bishnoi gets Inglis!
Ravi Bishnoi bowled Josh Inglis and gave just 6 runs off his over. Marcus Stoinis joined Glenn Maxwell at the crease.

AUS - 73/3 (7)

9:24 pm: Avesh gets Travis Head!
Avesh Khan after bowling a good over was brought back into the attack and he delivered with the wicket of dangerous batter Travis Head. Glenn Maxwell joined Inglis at the crease. 11 runs and a wicket from the over.

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AUS - 67/2 (6)

9:18 pm: Arshdeep removes Hardie!
Arshdeep Singh was introduced into the attack and he delivered with the much-needed breakthrough. Aaron Hardie lost his wicket with an edge and was taken by keeper Ishan Kishan. Josh Inglis joined Travis Head at the crease and he started his inning with a boundary on the very first ball. Travis Head finished the over with another boundary.

AUS - 56/1 (5)

9:12 pm: AUS - 46/0 (4)
Avesh Khan who is making his comeback into the side bowled a very good over. Hardie hit him for a boundary but including that, he only conceded six runs from his over, which is a very good over considering the situation.

9:06 pm: AUS - 40/0 (3)
Ravi Bishnoi was introduced early into the attack and he was also smashed for boundaries. Hardie hit a four on the first and last delivery of the over. 15 runs from the over. India are in desperate need of a breakthrough.

9:00 pm: AUS - 25/0 (2)
Prasidh Krishna was introduced into the attack and he was hit for four boundaries. His bad form with the ball continues. Travis Head continued his form in the Cricket World Cup final and smashed four fours in his over. 16 runs from the over.

8:55 pm: Australia start batting
Aaron Hardie along with Travis Head opened the batting for the Australian side and Arshdeep Singh started the Indian bowling attack. The first ball was smacked for a four by Head. Head again charged on the fourth delivery and gained four more runs. 9 runs from the first over.

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AUS - 9/0 (1)

Innings Break!

Brief score: IND - 222/3 (20)

Ruturaj Gaikwad - 123(57),  Suryakumar Yadav - 39(29)  |  Jason Behrendorff: (4-1-12-1)

Target set for Australia - 223 runs in 120 balls

8:43 pm: Gaikwad completes century! 30 runs off Maxwell's over!
On the first delivery of Glenn Maxwell, Gaikwad hit him for a six and completed his maiden T20I century. Then the next delivery was a no-ball that went for a boundary as well. Then Gaikwad finished with two more sixes followed by a four. 30 runs came from this over of Maxwell. 

IND - 222/3 (20)

8:36 pm: IND - 192/3 (19)
Nathan Ellis started with two wides and then bowled some good deliveries. Tilak Varma hit him for a boundary and took a double on the last delivery. 12 runs from the over.

8:32 pm: 25 runs off Hardie's over!
Ruturaj Gaikwad targeted Aaron Hardie and hit him for four boundaries including three sixes and a four. 25 runs came from his over and Ruturaj is into the 90s.

IND - 180/3 (18)

8:26 pm: IND - 155/3 (17)
Jason Behrendorff who had bowled brilliantly was brought back into the attack and he delivered a good over again. Only seven runs from the over. Behrendorff finished his spell with an impressive figure of 4-1-12-1.

8:22 pm: IND - 148/3 (16)
Nathan Ellis bowled a brilliant over and gave just five singles in the 16th over. Tilak Varma and Gaikwad tried but could not connect the ball. He kept a good mix-up of pace in his bowling.

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8:20 pm: IND - 143/3 (15)
Tanveer Sangha was introduced again and Gaikwad hit him for two back-to-back boundaries. 11 runs from his over.

8:15 pm: 19 runs off Hardie's over!
Aaron Hardie was brought back into the attack after being successful in removing SKY in his last over. Gaikwad hit two fours and also completed his fifty in the over. Hardie bowled three wides before Varma hit him for a six on the last delivery. 19 runs from his over. Fifty-run stand between the two was also completed.

IND - 132/3 (14)

8:07 pm: IND - 113/3 (13)
Tanveer Sangha was hit for two back-to-back boundaries on the last two balls by Ruturaj Gaikwad. 12 runs came from this over of Sangha.

8:02 pm: IND - 101/3 (12)
Kane Richardson was welcomed with two fours from Tilak Varma then Ruturaj Gaikwad also smashed a boundary on the last delivery of the over. 13 runs from the over.

7:56 pm: Hardie gets SKY!
Aaron Hardie was brought back into the attack right after the drinks and he delivered with the wicket of dangerous Suryakumar Yadav. Tilak Varma joined Ruturaj Gaikwad at the crease. With a last-ball four, India managed 8 runs from his over.

IND - 88/3 (11)

7:50 pm: 80/2 (10)
Nathan Ellis was brought back into the attack and SKY hit him for a boundary on the second delivery. But he backed himself and his lengths and gave just two more runs from the over. A good comeback from Ellis. 6 runs from the over.

7:46 pm: 74/2 (9)
Tanveer Sangha was hit for a four on the second last delivery of the over and hence, 8 runs came from his over. Indian batters are looking for ways to score runs now.

7:42 pm: IND - 66/2 (8)
Aaron Hardie was finally introduced into the attack and two consecutive fours from Suryakumar made his over an expensive affair. 12 runs from his first over. India shifting gears.

7:38 pm: IND - 54/2 (7)
Spinner Tanveer Sangha was introduced right after the powerplay finished and SKY welcomed him with a four. He bowled some good deliveries but 11 runs were extracted from his over followed by another boundary from SKY on the fifth delivery.

7:33 pm: IND - 43/2 (6)
Jason Behrendorff bowled another beautiful over and conceded just a four in his over. Ruturaj Gaikwad hit a boundary on the third delivery. Other deliveries were dot balls. The first powerplay is finished and India are at 43 runs with the loss of two wickets.

7:29 pm: IND - 39/2 (5)
Nathan Ellis was introduced into the attack and Indian captain Suryakumar Yadav welcomed him with two sixes in his first over. 13 runs from the over.

7:23 pm: IND - 26/2 (4)
Jason Behrendorff bowled a brilliant over conceding just a run of wide and then he bowled the next six dot balls that too against Suryakumar Yadav. Great stuff from Behrendorff! A maiden over!

7:15 pm: Richardson removes Kishan!
Kane Richardson was struggling to control the new ball as the first delivery went for a wide and four runs. But Richardson backed himself and removed Ishan Kishan after he mistimed the ball and gave a simple catch to Stoinis. Suryakumar Yadav is the new batter.

IND - 25/2 (3)

7:10 pm: Behrendorff gets Jaiswal early!
Jason Behrendorff, who bowled brilliantly in the match struck in his first over and got the wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal. Only a leg-byes four came from his over. 

IND - 18/1 (2)

7:02 pm: India start batting
Making his comeback into the national side, Kane Richardson opened the bowling attack for Australia. Last match's half-centurion Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal pair opened the batting for India. Richardson started with a wide followed by two more wides in the over. Jaiswal hit a cracking shot to open the boundary account then Gaikwad also hit a four to end the over. 14 runs from the first over.

IND - 14/0 (1)

6:32 pm: Toss Update

Australia have won the toss and have opted to field

Teams:

Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, Aaron Hardie, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w/c), Nathan Ellis, Jason Behrendorff, Tanveer Sangha, Kane Richardson

India (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav(c), Rinku Singh, Tilak Varma, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna

6:32 pm: What Captains said
Suryakumar Yadav, India Captain: Happy to bat first, and not shocked by the early dew. We simply want to do the same thing, make plans, and express ourselves. One change for us is that Avesh replaces Mukesh, who is getting married and we wish him all the best.

Matthew Wade, Australia Captain: We'll bowl. I don't think it matters much; dew should fall early. We're not certain, but it's already extremely wet and might become a major concern. We came up short in a few areas, but the lads are in terrific form. Travis Head, Kane Richardson, and Jason Behrendorff are among those leaving following this game.

6:28 pm: Pitch Report
It has 70m and 73m square boundaries, as well as an 83m straight boundary. It's a usual high-scoring venue, although dew might be a concern. The pitch is a black-soil wicket with a nice gloss. Batting conditions will be ideal. In their pitch assessment, Deep Dasgupta and Matthew Hayden speculate that the new ball may swing around a bit.

6:10 pm: Head-To-Head
India and Australia have played 28 times with each other in T20Is and on 17 occasions, India emerged as winners and 10 times Australia came on top. One match ended with No Results.

IND  17-10  AUS

No Result - 1

6:05 pm: Weather Update!
Warm-up matches in the recently concluded Cricket World Cup in India were affected due to rain at this venue. But, according to AccuWeather, there will be no rain at Guwahati's Barsapara Cricket Stadium. There was only 1% probability of rain in Guwahati in the afternoon. However, the risk of rain increases to 2% in the evening.

5:30 PM: Preview! 

Hello and welcome to India versus Australia, 3rd T20I, Australia's Tour of India 2023, Match Blog. The Men in Blue are aiming to conclude a series win early today in Guwahati, having already beaten the Aussies in Visakhapatnam and Thiruvananthapuram. Both times team India has raced to a score past the 200-run mark; they will be aiming to settle around the same target - should they bat first - once more at the Barsapara Stadium.

Squads

India: Suryakumar Yadav (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vc), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Shreyas Iyer (last two matches only)

Australia: Matthew Wade (c), Aaron Hardie, Jason Behrendorff, Sean Abbott, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Matt Short, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

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