India and Australia have already clashed against each other in the shorter formats and now they will be facing each other in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in which they will be playing four test matches starting December 17. While Australia defeated India in the ODI series by 2-1, the Indian team made a comeback in the T20I series and won it by 2-1.
The third T20I will be remembered for quite a few things, such as the simple catch of Matthew Wade which was dropped by Virat Kohli but the Indian skipper managed to get the well-settled Aussie wicketkeeper-batsman run out. The presence of Virat Kohli’s doppelganger in the stadium is another noteworthy point amid other remarkable things.
In the match which was played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, India won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Australian innings started badly as the skipper Aaron Finch got out for a duck but Matthew Wade (80) along with Steve Smith (24) and Glenn Maxwell (54) ensured that his team posted a good total of 186 runs on the board.
The Indians also didn’t have a good start as KL Rahul got out for zero but Shikhar Dhawan (28) and Virat Kohli (85) stabilized the innings. Soon Dhawan also got out and Virat Kohli didn’t get the much needed support from other batsmen. The Indian cricket fans hoped that Virat and Hardik would win the match for India but Adam Zampa sent Pandya back to dugout on the score of 20 while Andrew Tye took the crucial wicket of the Indian skipper of Virat Kohli who scored 85 (61) runs. The Indian team lost the match by 12 runs and Australia managed to gain some confidence before the important test series.
Twitterati expressed their opinion regarding the match by posting creative memes and jokes and here are some of the best reactions:
Kohli to his century this year ! pic.twitter.com/vj0vPDXvLW
— Jonas Khanwald (@joblesstyper) December 8, 2020
— tanzeel editz (@Tanzeeledits) December 8, 2020
— #VoteForParas (@tikasth) December 8, 2020
When the ball is in the air, and everyone calls for catch
Indian players : pic.twitter.com/i668wfohjc
— Cʜᴀʀʟɪᴇ (@Nirmal_hoon) December 8, 2020
— Dipendu Gorai18 (@DipenduGorai) December 8, 2020
— रो HIT …hu 😉 (@Ur_DaDs_choice) December 8, 2020
— Kaustubh Deodhar (@KaustubhDeodhar) December 8, 2020
— CA Anshu # (@Tharakipan) December 8, 2020
— The Witty Man (@thewittyman1710) December 8, 2020
Pictures of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul taking DRS pic.twitter.com/njroPwyLlA
— Prateek K Sisodia (@PrateekPuns) December 8, 2020
— Anubhav Mohanty (@ANUBHAVMHNT) December 8, 2020
— Devanshi (@DevanshiTweet) December 8, 2020
— Adarsh (@BeingAdarshhh) December 8, 2020
— Devansh Shukla (@i_devansh_) December 8, 2020
When it comes to finishing!
Dhoni. Kohli. pic.twitter.com/4Ss1WRgXvy
— 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐲𝐊𝐞𝐬𝐡 (@sunnykeshII) December 8, 2020
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