Virat Kohli"s fifty came off just 35 deliveries, including a couple of boundaries and a six, along with a strike rate of 138.88 © Getty Images
Virat Kohli”s fifty came off just 35 deliveries, including a couple of boundaries and a six, along with a strike rate of 138.88 © Getty Images

Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli scored his 12 half-century in T20I during the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. His fifty came off just 35 deliveries, including a couple of boundaries and a six, along with a strike rate of 138.88. He also is the second highest run scorer in T20I for India, after Suresh Raina and is preceded by Rohit Sharma, who achieved the mile stone today. He was dismissed for 50 by Cameron Boyce who bowled him up. Currently, India are 147 for the loss of three wickets in 15 overs with Suresh Raina on 13 and Yuvraj Singh coming in. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 3rd T20I at Sydney

Earlier, Australia’s stand-in skipper Shane Watson won the toss and elected to bat first as he made a mammoth five-changes in the sqaud from the previous T20I defeat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday. He scored a blistering 124 as Australia finished on a challenging total of 197 for the loss of five wickets. He rested Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Cameron Bancroft (debutante), Shaun Tait and Cameron Boyce come into the side for Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Nathan Lyon and John Hastings. While Indian skipper MS Dhoni moved in with an unchnged squad from the win as they want to stick to the right and winning combionation for quite sometime and not disturb the momentum. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India vs Australia 2015-16, 3rd T20I at Sydney

India and Australia will lock horns for the final time in this tour when they play the third Twenty20 International (T20I) at Sydney on Sunday. It is the final match of their ongoing three-match T20I series and having won the first two matches, India sealed have already sealed the series. India defeated Australia by 27 runs in the second T20I at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday and with that MS Dhoni’s men ensured that they return home with a trophy.