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India beat Australia by 20 runs

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Published: 23:18, 1 December 2023  
India beat Australia by 20 runs

India beat Australia by 20 runs to take a 3-1 unassailable lead in the 5-match series and won the series with one match to spare.

The T20I match between India and Australia was held at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur on Friday.

AUS 154/7 (20)
IND 174/9 (20)

Matthew Wade won the toss and chose to bowl first. Both sides have made a number of changes, four for India and five for Australia.

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad put up a 50-run opening partnership before the former fell off the last ball of the powerplay.

India were pegged back with Suryakumar and Shreyas Iyer both falling within a few balls of each other but Rinku Singh led a fightback with a 48-run stand for the fourth wicket with Gaikwad that came in 31 balls.

Jitesh Sharma then stayed up with Rinku's strike rate and the pair put up 56 runs fort the fifth wicket off just 32 balls. It was a bit of a collapse for India after that with Ben Dwarshius and Jason Behrendorff taking two wickets each in the 19th and 20th overs.