India vs Australia 2nd T20I Highlights: India wins series 2-0, Pandya blitz knocks out Australia

Australia vs India 2nd T20 Highlights: India beat Australia by six wickets to win the T20 series 2-0 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

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Hardik Pandya hammered a brilliant unbeaten 22-ball 42 as India beat Australia to win the T20 series.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage as India takes on Australia in the 2nd T20I at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.

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Result: India beat Australia by six wickets to win T20 series 2-0

14 runs to get from the last over and Hardik Pandya dispatches Daniel Sams for two huge sixes to win the match with two balls to spare. Fabulous batting and India win the T20 series with a game to spare. 

India 181/4 after 19 overs: Pandya gets into the act as he hammers Tye for two boundaries and India now requires 14 off the final six deliveries.

India 170/4 after 18 overs: Shreyas Iyer has picked the bones of it as he hammers Zampa for a huge six over the deep mid-wicket and then gets a boundary. India needs 25 runs in 12 balls.

India 158/4 after 17 overs: Daniel Sams strikes as he picks the prized scalp of Virat Kohli and tilts the match slightly in Australia's favour. India needs 37 in 18 balls.

India 149/3 after 16 overs: Zampa bowls a steady over and with four overs to go, India needs 46 runs.

India 141/3 after 15 overs: Make that 18-run over and Kohli has blasted Tye for two boundaries and a maximum that flew flat over the ropes. 

India 123/3 after 14 overs: Hardik Pandya joins the Indian skipper and this will be some run chase.

India 118/2 after 13 overs: Sanju Samson, You Beauty! Daneil Sams takes the pace off and Samson first guides it past point for a boundary and then brings out a fab pull as the ball travels into the second tier!

India 105/2 after 12 overs: Zampa strikes to remove Dhawan as the southpaw falls for a 36-ball 52 but Kohli ends the over with an outstanding inside-out shot over extra cover.

India 94/1 after 11 overs: Swepson bowls a decent over and doesn't concede a boundary.

India 86/1 after 10 overs: Half-way stage and India needs 109 runs in 60 balls. Dhawan, five runs short of his half-century.

India 81/1 after 9 overs: Dhawan is approaching his half-century and India is going great guns with skipper Kohli gradually settling into the run chase.

India 73/1 after 8 overs: Kohli, settling in nicely as the India skipper is going at a run a ball and Dhawan needs to hold his wicket. India needs 122 runs in 72 balls.

India 64/1 after 7 overs: Mitchell Swepson into the attack and he starts in a decent fashion by giving just four runs. Dhawan needs to anchor this run chase, having got his eye in.

India 60/1 after 6 overs: Andrew Tye gets the breakthrough and he gets the in-form KL Rahul, who departs for a 22-ball 30. In comes, Virat Kohli, the chase master.

India 56/0 after 5 overs: The fifty is up and Dhawan has got his eye in as she smokes Abott well over the deep mid-wicket for a maximum.

India 43/0 after 4 overs: Rahul welcomes Maxwell with a boundary and then Dhawan smokes the offie for a maximum, straight into the cow corner and then cuts behind square to make it a 19-run over.

India 24/0 after 3 overs: Rahul is is such good touch as he smokes Tye over the extra cover for a six - free hit - and then Dhawan cashes in with a boundary. Good start by India.

India 9/0 after 2 overs: Dhawan is also off the mark with an outside edge to third man and Sean Abbott starts well, giving just four from his over.

India 5/0 after 1 over: Decent start from India as Rahul is off the mark and Dhawan is yet to face a ball.

KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle and this will be a tall chase for India on a good batting surface. It will be Daniel Sams with the new ball.

End of Innings: Australia posts 194/5 after 20 overs.

Australia rode on half-century from skipper Matthew Wade and Steve Smith played a lovely cameo to post a competitive total. India needs 195 runs to win.

Australia 177/5 after 19 overs: Terrific spell from Natarajan as he finishes with 4-0-20-2 and this has been outstanding from the Tamil Nadu pacer. Top stuff.

Australia 169/4 after 18 Overs: Chahal to bowl out. Henriques collects a couple off the first ball. Smith is back on strike after a single off the next delivery. He moves to 46 with a straight six before holing out to Pandya off the next ball.  10 runs and a wicket.

Australia 159/3 after 17 Overs: Thakur returns for his last over. Good end to his spell. Just seven from that over - could have been six but for the misfield by Sanju Samson at long-on at the start of the over. Thakur: 4-0-39-1.

Australia 152/3 after 16 Overs: Chahal is back into the attack. Starts by conceding a single first ball. SIX! Smith has pummelled that for six. Now Chahal concedes 4 Wides.  It's Henriques's turn to punish Chahal - clobbers a six over backward square-leg. Runs coming thick and fast now. 20 off that over.

Australia 132/3 after 15 Overs: Natarajan returns into the attack. He has been frugal so far, to say the least. Good start to the over. Just two off the first four deliveries. Five off the over. His three overs have gone for just 12. Excellent use of the variations.

Australia 127/3 after 14 Overs: Washington Sundar to bowl out. He has had an average day with the ball. Smith on strike. Two dots followed by a single. A rather good end to what has been an expensive spell. Four singles from it in the end. Sundar: 4-0-35-0.

Australia 123/3 after 13 Overs: Thakur is back into the attack. Smith welcomes him with two back-to-back fours. GONE! Thakur gets the big fish - Maxwell departs for a 13-ball 22. Moises Henriques comes to the crease. A couple to end the over. 12 runs and a wicket from it.

Australia 111/2 after 12 Overs: Chahal continues. Australia targetting 200, surely. Three runs off the first three deliveries. SIX! Maxwell going after Chahal - the bowler drops short and Maxi clears the deep mid-wicket fence for six. 11 runs from the over.

Australia 100/2 after 11 overs: The 100 is up for Australia and it has come at a very good oace, thanks to Wade's explosive batting. India in hunt for wickets.

Australia 91/2 after 10 overs: Maxwell welcomes Chahal with a maximum and the ball just clears long-off. Half-way stage and it's still Australia but India has an opening. 

Australia 81/2 after 9 overs: Glenn Maxwell joins Smith and India on the attacking mode after having picked Wade. Natarajan doing a decent match as he gives just six from his over.

Australia 75/2 after 8 overs: Huge wicket although, it came in a very comical fashion. Wade gets a leading edge, Kohli drops a sitter, but throws the ball to Rahul, who whips the ball as Wade thought, Kohli had caught him. India will take it.

Australia 68/1 after 7 overs: Fifty for the Australian skipper and this has been a fantastic innings. India needs to get a wicket, especially it needs to pick the wicket of Wade, who is in tremendous touch.

Australia 59/1 after 6 overs: Powerplay is done and despite the loss of Short, Australia has begin the innings in a great fashion. Wade approaching his fifty as Hardik Pandya drops the Australian skipper and hands him the life.

Australia 47/1 after 5 overs: Natarajan strikes and he removes D Arcy Short and Shreyas Iyer takes a fine catch at the deep to give India the breakthrough. But, Wade is going great guns.

Australia 46/0 after 4 overs: Wade and Short have taken apart Sundar as he gives 15 runs and for the first time, the spinner is being expensive.

Australia 31/0 after 3 overs: Wade hammers Thakur to the deep square leg boundary and this is a brilliant start from Australia, with their skipper leading from the front.

Australia 23/0 after 2 overs: Matthew Wade is in some mood today as he welcomes Washingtin Sundar with a sweep over the square leg and this is a fabulous start from Australia.

Australia 13/0 after 1 over: Matthew Wade up and running and so as Australia as he tonks Deepak Chahar for 13 runs, with a scoop shot that put the bowler on the backfoot.

Right then we are all set for Australia's innings to begin and it will be Matthew Wade along with D Arcy Short. For India, it will be Deepak Chahar with the new ball.

Toss Update: Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to field.

Australia (Playing XI): D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques, Matthew Wade(w/c), Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye

India (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan, Yuzvendra Chahal

Just In: Daniel Sams will be making his debut for Australia as Josh Hazlewood, Australia's lead bowler is out with a back niggle.

Preview

The chatter around the concussion substitute will remain as a resurgent India, unlikely to be alarmed by all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s absence, seek a series win in the second T20 International against Australia here on Sunday.

A series win will be an ideal confidence booster for India before the visitor hit the Test-match mode on.

Some of the Indian team players are treating the white-ball leg as a six-match composite series instead of two separate formats.

 

Having won two white-ball games in Canberra, the Indians under Virat Kohli will hope that the next two matches at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) pan out better for them.

Mitchell Starc to miss last two T20s due to family illness

Squads:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur.

Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Mitchell Swepson, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, D’Arcy Short, Adam Zampa.

Match starts 1.40PM.