Stats: Australia v India, 3rd T20I - India's record chase gives them T20I clean sweep over Australia
When Australia set India a target of 198 in 20 overs, it seemed like India might face a stiff challenge despite Australia's weakened bowling attack. However, India got off to a great start, again, thanks to the excellent top-order batting.
Shane Watson, who was standing in as Australia's captain, scored an excellent century to give his side a mammoth total. He scored an unbeaten 124 off just 71 balls and destroyed the Indian bowling lineup.
Although India lost a few wickets in the middle, Suresh Raina played a brilliant knock to help guide India's chase and clinch a last-ball thriller. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma continued their supreme run with the bat as both of them scored fifties.
Here are the major stats from the third and final T20I:
1 – This is the first time that Australia have been whitewashed in a series at home in the 140-year history of the game (with a minimum of 3 matches).
1 – Number of Australian batsmen who have scored centuries in all three formats. Shane Watson is the only player from Australia to have done it. He also became the 10th overall to achieve the feat.
1 – This is the first time that a batsman has scored three fifties in a T20I bilateral series. Kohli scored knocks of 90*, 59* and 50 in the three matches.
3 – Rohit Sharma became the third Indian batsman after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina to score more than 1000 runs in T20Is.
6 – The number of sixes that Shane Watson has scored against Ravindra Jadeja in T20Is. The most for a batsman-bowler combination is 7 – Marlon Samuels has hit Rubel Hossain for seven sixes in T20Is.
7 – The number of 50-plus scores made by Virat Kohli in the tour of Australia. In eight innings, Kohli has five half-centuries and two centuries to his name. This is the highest for any Indian batsman in Australia. Sunil Gavaskar with 7 half-centuries in 1985/86 was the previous highest.
16 – The number of innings that Shane Watson went without scoring a 50-plus score before scoring 124* in this match. His last fifty was 70 against Sri Lanka in 2012.
24 – The number of runs conceded by Shaun Tait in the third over of the second innings. This is the third-highest number of runs conceded by a bowler against India in T20Is. Stuart Broad conceded 36 in 2007 and Rory Kleinveldt conceded 25 in 2010.
71 – The number of balls that Watson played in his knock of 124*. This is the longest-ever T20I innings by any player.
124 – Shane Watson's score in the third T20I against India. This is the highest score made by a captain in T20Is. Only Faf du Plessis and Tillakaratne Dilshan are the other captains to have scored T20I centuries.
124 – Shane Watson's score is the highest by a batsman against India in T20Is. The previous highest was 98 by Chris Gayle in 2010 in Bridgetown.
124 – Shane Watson's score is now the highest unbeaten T20I century. The previous highest was 118* by Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad against Zimbabwe earlier this month.
124 – This is the highest score in T20Is in Australia. This is also the second highest T20I score by an Australian batsman.
131 – The number of runs scored by both teams in this match, which is the highest ever in Australia. The previous highest was 126 scored by England and Australia at the SCG in 2006/07.
199 – The number of runs scored by Virat Kohli in the three-match T20I series at an average of 199 and a strike rate of 160.48.
200 – India's chase of a score of 197 is the highest ever T20I chase in Australia. Australia's score of 197 was their highest score in T20Is.