Rain ruins India's bid to level Australia T20 series

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Australia recalled seamer Mitchell Starc in the squad for the third and final T20I worldwide in Sydney against India after pacer Billy Stanlake was ruled out from the match due to an injury.

The weather interrupted thrice and the match was first reduced to 19-overs a side and the DLS target for India to level the series was 137 runs.

However, just when the players were about to enter the field, rains returned and when it stopped, the target for India was revised to 90 runs from 11 overs.

Australia got off to an excellent start by winning the first T20 match in Brisbane even though various factors were going against them, and that should give them a much-needed boost in confidence after a hard spell in 2018.

They were hoping to keep the momentum going but got off to the worst possible start after Virat Kohli won the toss and put them into bat in front of a boisterous 65 000-strong crowd.

Stanlake suffered a moderate grade ankle sprain during a catching drill ahead of the washed-out second T20I in Melbourne.

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Aaron Finch was out first ball, with the Australian skipper edging a Kumar delivery to Rishabh Pant behind the wicket who took a simple catch.

It left Australia in trouble at 27/2 after four overs and it got worse when D'Arcy Short chopped a ball onto his wicket from Ahmed.

It will be interesting to see if they risk bringing in Chahal for this match in place of either Khaleel Ahmed or Krunal Pandya who were both expensive especially after Kuldeep Yadav's success in the first match and in a stadium that has notoriously long boundaries.

Australia somehow managed to cross the 100-mark in the 16th over, thanks to a 27-run partnership between Nathan Coulter-Nile (18) and McDermott.

Ben McDermott made 32 not out off 30 balls before scurrying off the ground with batting partner Andrew Tye.

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