India beat Australia by seven wickets in the final T20I at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday © Getty Images
India beat Australia by seven wickets in the final T20I at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday © Getty Images

India became the number one side in Twenty20 International (T20I) following a 3-0 white wash over Australia in the just-concluded three-match series. India beat Australia by seven wickets in the final T20I at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. Immediately following the win, the International Cricket Australia (ICC) send out a tweet, saying that India had become the no. 1 T20I side, going above West Indies. India are currently with 120 points, while followed by West Indies at no. 2 with 118, and Sri Lanka at nio. 3 with 118 points as well. India now play Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series from February 8. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 3rd T20I at Sydney

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma set up the chase for India with excellent half-centuries, but it was Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh who sealed the win against Australia in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. Shane Watson had a phenomenal game, but in the end India’s collective effort trumped his individual brilliance.With this win, India have become the No. 1 ranked side in T20Is. They also became the first team to ever whitewash Australia in Australia in a three-match series of any format. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs Australia 2015-16, 3rd T20I at Sydney

Earlier, Watson’s sizzling century made Australia’s total surge to a massive 197 for 5. Australia made as many as five changes to the side, the first of which was right at the top of the order. In the absence of both David Warner and Aaron Finch, Watson promoted himself to open along with the in-form debutant Usman Khawaja. The left-hander, who has been in phenomenal form in the last couple of months, showed signs of a similar assault in this innings as well. He got to 14 off just 6 balls before edging Ashish Nehra to MS Dhoni.

 

 

The Indian bowlers did not have as bad a day in the field as the bowling analysis would suggest.