Suresh Raina scored an unbeaten 49 off just 25 deliveries to ensure a last ball victory for India chasing 198 against Australia in the third Twenty20 International in Sydney as MS Dhoni's men completed a 3-0 series whitewash despite a brilliant century from Shane Watson which went in vain.
A valiant 74-run knock from Aaron Finch went in vain as the Indian spinners pulled Australia back after a fantastic start to complete a 27-run series clinching victory in the second Twenty20 International in Melbourne.
The Australian selectors have picked Cameron Bancroft for the third Twenty20 International against India in the place of wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade, who is set to leave early for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.
The Indian team has ascended to the top position in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings after South Africa slipped to the third spot following their 2-1 defeat against England in the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy.
Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten 90 following which the Indian spinners spun a web around Australia, who were bowled out for 151 in a chase of 189 runs in the first Twenty20 International in Adelaide giving the visitors a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann will not fly to New Zealand along with the national team for the One-Day International series against the Black Caps which begins on 3rd February after he was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma have progressed into the top 10 of International Cricket Council One-Day International rankings for batsmen after impressive performances in the recently concluded series.