Sydney:Australia defeated India by 12 runs in the third and final T20I to avoid a 3-0 whitewash against the visitors, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), hereon Tuesday.
Batting first, a 53-ball 80 from Matthew Wade and a well made fifty from Glenn Maxwell (54)
powered Australia to 186/5 in 20 overs. For India, Washington Sundar (2/34) in 4 overs) and Thangarasu Natarajan (1/33) were among the wickets.
In reply, Virat Kohli (85) led India's chase and played a terrific knock of 85 runs (61 balls) but failed to take India over the line as wickets kept on falling from the other end.
India finished with 174/7 in 20 overs, losing the match by 12 runs.With this win, Australia gain a consolation win. India won the series 2-1.(UNI)