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Spinners showed great courage in win over India: Aaron Finch 

Aaron Finch was pleased with Australia
Aaron Finch was pleased with Australia's performance in the third T20I.
Sachin Sharma
Modified 08 Dec 2020

Aaron Finch was proud of his side's performance in the win over India in the third T20I between the two sides. The Australia captain thought that it was a great series between two top-quality teams, and felt his side was unlucky to lose the first two games.

"It was a great series, and we just happened to be on the wrong end of the first two. We played some great white-ball cricket over the last 18 months and really proud of the bunch," said Aaron Finch following the final T20I.

Aaron Finch reserved special praise for the spin duo of Adam Zampa and Mitchell Swepson for the courage they showed to take on the India batsman. Swepson took three wickets and was named the Man of the Match for his performance. Zampa sealed the win for Australia by taking the important wicket of Hardik Pandya.

"It's the first time we've had two leg-spinners in the side, and they were bold with the short boundaries here, so credit to both of them. Swepson bowled the 7th over against Shikhar and Virat, both destructive in their own ways, but Zampa bowled really well as well," commented Finch.

Aaron Finch pleased as Australia get consolation win over India

Adam Zampa delivered a vital blow to Team India.
Adam Zampa delivered a vital blow to Team India.

Finch celebrated a welcome return to the side as Australia beat India in the third T20I by 12 runs. After being sent in to bat first by India, Australia posted a total of 186/5 with Matthew Wade hitting a career-best total of 80 runs.

India lost KL Rahul early on, but with Virat Kohli looking in ominous form, they looked set for a series sweep. However, Finch's troops kept picking up wickets at regular intervals, leaving Pandya and Kohli with too much to do in the final three overs. After the two in-form players were dismissed, Australia wrapped up the win with ease.

The Australian and Indian cricket teams will now turn their attention to the four-match Test series, which gets underway on December 17th.

Published 08 Dec 2020, 18:00 IST
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