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Krunal Pandya & Virat Kohli helps India to level the series by winning 3rd T20
Image Source Good Morning to all of you, it was a crucial match for India because if they lose then also face the loss of series too but this time all became happy that there was no chance of rain as clouds were so clear so match played full of 20 overs which were won by India and level the series. Krunal Pandya and king Virat Kohli played a lead role in this victory so let's discuss what they did and how they gave India to victory. Image Source Australia won the toss and chose to bat which is always a good decision on a good batting pitch and they proven it right by without losing wickets in the first power play. Australia did a good start in an important match and made 68 runs partnership for the first wicket which is their 100th 50 runs opening partnership in T20 International cricket. once finch was out on 68 they lose 3 wickets quick which brought them again on the back foot because they were 68-0 to 73-3. once again poor captaincy by changing in the batting order because they sent Maxwell and McDermott ahead of Lynn because Lynn is so good on number 3 but they did not send him early as a platform is good for him. they keep losing wickets at regular intervals but in the end, Stoinis and Coulter-Nile took their score to 164 which is ok score because once stage it looks 180 to 200 possible. D'Arcy Short made 33 runs which were best score of Australia innings and Krunal Pandya too 4 wickets in middle overs which were a crucial part of the match. most of the Australian batsmen got a good start but not able to convert in the big inning and thus they not able to make a big total on the board. Image Source while chasing 165 runs, India also gave a good start and they made 67 runs in the first power play but India also lose 2 wickets on 67 which brought some pressure too but Kohli was still there so India was in the game but then they played slowly and once again lose 2 wickets together on 108 but Kohli still there which is only favor of India to win that match. Risabh Pant and KL Rahul once again made disappointed by their batting. it looks Australia back in the game and more favorable for winning the match but Kohli and Karthik played a very gentle inning and helps India to won 3rd T20 and level series. they made unbeaten 60 runs partnership in 39 balls. from India side, Kohli made unbeaten 61 runs and Dhawan made 41. from Australia side, Starc, Zampa, Maxwell, and Tye took 1 wicket each. Kohli named Man of the Match where Shikhar Dhawan named Man of The Series as he played crucial knock on both matches. Why Kohli is Good Finisher? in this match, Kohli again showed how to build the inning and how to finish the game because only hitting sixes and fours not let you win the match but also need singles and build innings with players also play an important role. if you have seen what happened in the first match and the third match then you will know that how Pant was in good form in the first match from where he can take India to win the match but he plays the wrong stroke on crucial stage of the game. he threw his wicket and put India into trouble but while Kohli on crease he not throw his wicket by playing an unorthodox or useless shot. Kohli never played reversweep, scoop, dilscoop, padel scoop on crucial stage of the game because it's not suited to him and thus he played on his strong side where as others try to play new shots and lose wickets and that different thing makes Kohli a great finisher. while you are playing big inning then take your inning to the end and help win to your country which Kohli mostly do and it makes him a great finisher because he knows how to build the inning and how to take it to the end.