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India level T20 series with Aussies

26th November 2018, 00:51 by Michael Holland

India skipper Virat Kohli says a drawn Twenty20 series with Australia is a fair reflection as they battled back in the second match.

The Aussies won a thrilling first T20 match by four runs, with the second abandoned because of rain, but inspired by Kohli, India won the third by six wickets to level the series at 1-1.

Kohli made 61 off 41 balls as the tourists chased 165 to win with two balls to spare in front of thousands of Indians at the SCG.

Earlier, Krunal Pandya took 4-36 to help restrict Australia to 164-6, and Kohli was happy with his side's performance.

"Overall, skill wise, we were better on the day than Australia," Kohli said. "When our openers get into the zone they're difficult to stop. With the ball, we were more professional today.

"A level series is a fair reflection of how the teams have played. Tonight also the fans were really loud and motivated us to the win."

Up next, India will take on Australia in a four-match Test series, starting with the Adelaide Test on December 6.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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