Hyderabad, Sept 26: India beat Australia in a nail-biting run chase in Hyderabad in the decider on Sunday to complete a 2-1 series victory. Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli helped the team to earn this victory.
Asked to chase 187, India completed the run chase with one ball to spare to make it 13 successful run chases in the format in 14 attempts since 2021. With this win, India has scripted history by maintaining their excellent recent record in run chases in T20Is.
India has won a record 21 matches in 28 games - the most by any team in a calendar year. Rohit's Team India has surpassed Babar Azam-led Pakistan side to achieve the massive feat in T20I cricket. Pakistan had won 20 games in the 2021 season.
India's run chase turned out to be a difficult one after they were reduced to 30/2. A century partnership between Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav put India back on track, but with the latter dismissed in the 14th over, the task turned out to be harder.
With 11 to win off the last over from Daniel Sams, Virat Kohli, who finished on 63 off 48 balls, hit a six off the first ball to make it five runs required off five balls. However, Kohli was dismissed the next ball with the equation further reduced to four runs needed from two balls. An edge for four through third man off Hardik Pandya's bat gave India the record-equalling win and a series victory.