After months of going unchallenged, the Indian team finally has a challenger. On Friday, the visiting Australian team will take on Team India in the third and final T20 International of the three-match series.
The match, which will be the first-ever T20 International played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, will decide which team walks away with the series honours. India won the opener in Ranchi, after which the visitors drew level in the second-match in Guwahati.
India have dominated world cricket across formats in recent times. Post the defeat in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in June, the Indian team has a 17-4 win-loss record in international cricket.
They’ve won an ODI series in the West Indies, swept the hosts in all three formats on the tour of Sri Lanka, and most recently defeated Australia 4-1 in the ODI series. The only series – if one may term it that – that India have lost in these last few months is the lone T20I on the tour of West Indies.