Sports: India beats Australia to complete T20 series sweep

(From PTI)

Australia captain Shane Watson struck the second-highest Twenty20 international score ever but his 124 not out went in vain as a combined batting effort helped India score a thrilling last-ball victory to complete a 3-0 whitewash on Sunday.

Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya celebrate India's 3-0 T20 series win at the Sydney Cricket Ground Jan. 31

Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya celebrate India’s 3-0 T20 series win at Sydney Cricket Ground Jan. 31

Opener Rohit Sharma (52), Virat Kohli (50) and Suresh Raina (49 not out) helped India reach 200-3 in reply to Australia’s 197-5.

Watson, who led after first-choice captain Aaron Finch was ruled out due to a hamstring injury, smashed six sixes and 10 fours off 71 deliveries.

Finch holds the record for the highest individual T20 score of 156, which he got against England at Southampton in 2013.

India had won the first game at Adelaide by 37 runs and the second at Melbourne by 27 runs.



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