Hosts India have clinched the T20I with a series win of 4-1 against Australia. The fifth and final match
was played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bengaluru yesterday. India won by 6 runs while defending
the target of 161. Australia won the toss and elected the bowl. The match had 1 change each from India
and Australia – Arshdeep Singh replaced Deepak Chahar and Nathan Ellis replaced Chris Green. Vice-
Captain, Shreyas Iyer hit a fabulous half century that ensured an Indian score of 160/8 after 20 overs.
Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel put in impressive scores while most of the team bowed out rather quickly,
putting India in a sensitive spot. wickets fell in quick succession as Australian pacers dismissed Yashasvi
Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Suryakumar Yadav. Arshdeep Singh wove magic with his ball as he
successfully defended 10 remaining runs in the last over. As Australia was unsuccessful in securing the
10 remaining runs, it was another victory for India. The hosts wrapped up the series 4-1 as India
defeated Australia by 6 runs in the fifth T20I match at Bengaluru.