Glenn Maxwell Century Helps Australia Beat India by 5 Wickets in Guwahati.

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Australia managed to claim a win over India in the third T20I of the five-match series at Guwahati on Tuesday.

Australia successfully chased down the target of 223 runs with 5 wickets to spare as Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 104-run knock helped Australia half the arrears in the series to 1-2.

Put to bat first, India put up a total of 222 runs for the loss of 3 wickets thanks to an excellent maiden T20I ton from opener Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Yashasvi Jaiswal, who scored a magnificent half-century last time around, was scalped in the second over of the game as the brilliant Jason Behrendorff sent the left-hander back to the pavilion after having scored 6. Ishan Kishan, who came on to replace Jaiswal, was also sent back to the hut for a duck.

Skipper SUryakumar Yadav and Gaikwad steadied the Indian ship as they put up a 57-run partnership for the third wicket before the captain was scalped by Aaron Hardie for 39 off 29 deliveries.

Young southpaw Tilak Verma came out to bat and played a brilliant supporting role to Gaikwad, as the left-hander made an unbeaten 31 off just 24 deliveries.

But, the undoubted star of the show for India was the splendid Gaikwad, who let off fireworks towards the end of the innings after having started slowly and cautiously, as he ended unbeaten at 123 runs in just 57 balls, to put up a total of 222 runs in the 20 overs.

Australia, who opened with Travis Head and Hardie were off to a massive start as they raced to 47 runs before the end of 5 overs, but Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh removed Hardie for 16 runs from 12 balls.

India did not have to wait for long for the second wicket as Head was also sent back after having scored 35 runs off 18 deliveries. Josh Inglis was next to go as he was dismissed by spinner Ravi Bishnoi.

Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis built the Aussie innings with a 60 runs partnership before the latter fell for 17 off 21 to Axar Patel before Tim David was sent back for a duck by Bishnoi.

Australia were 134 for the loss of five wickets when skipper Matthew Wade came to the crease with the game tilted in favour of the Indians. However, the Australians managed to turn things around from the dire situation they found themselves in.

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Wade and Maxwell stayed at the crease until the very end as they saw out the game in style with Maxwell scoring an unbeaten 48 ball 104 to take Australia over the line to make the series 1-2.

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