If any Suryakumar Yadav At the crease, nine out of ten fans can expect wholesome entertainment. The same was repeated in his third T20I against Sri Lanka on Saturday at Rajkot. Suryakumar, who came in fourth at bat, achieved his T20I ton for the third time in just 45 balls as India was the decider of the series. Suryakumar remained undefeated with 112 in the end. His innings included a 6 for 9 and a 4 for him in the 7th. India scored 228/5 in 20 overs. India then limited Sri Lanka to 137 to win the match by 91 runs. They pocketed the series 2-1.
Standing at bat in 6 overs, he launched a fierce attack from 8 overs. He started with 4 and 6 off his Chamika Karunaratne. Since then, the Indian vice-captain has been unstoppable. He was particularly ruthless against Carnaratne, who was hit by 6 in 11 overs for the second time in a row. The most amazing aspect of Suryakumar’s innings was the way he shuffled across the crease to hit bowlers at unimaginable angles.
Talking about the match, Suryakumar toyed with the Sri Lankan bowlers all the way, hitting fours and maximums at will, hitting all over the ground in his trademark fashion, marking three centuries in the format.
The first two games were evenly contested, but India dominated the match with both ball and bat, boosting the morale of the youngsters.
Chasing a stiff target, Pathum Nissanka (15) survived the first ball appeal as he chose to check the leg before canceling Hardik Pandya’s shot.
The two openers looked up to the challenge as they shared a spirited 44-run stand. Nissanka he hit Arshdeep Singh (3/20) in 2 overs he hit 2 fours but in the next over he hit 6 in a row from Pandya.
With the pacemakers on the run, Pandya introduced a spin in the form of Axar Patel (1/19) while left-arm spinner took the wicket of Ksar Mendis (23).
Arshdeep Singh held off Nissanka in the next over and Pandya took Avishka Fernando (1).
The crafty Yuzvendra Chahal (2/30) was the next bowler to claim a wicket in the form of Challis Atalanka (19).
The ever-increasing required run rate plagued the visitors as they spotted the Indian fielders and began handing out wickets.
Umran Malik (2/31) again impressed with his raw pace, but India’s relationship with the extras continued as the bowler bowled no-balls including four for Ashdeep and wides for 11 .
Earlier, after completing 50 balls in 26 balls, Surya made just 19 deliveries to reach the 100-run mark. He ended the innings in style, striking out 6 and 4 from Chamika Karnalatne (1/52) in the final over.
Shubman Gill (46), who had failed to break the single-digit score in the previous two matches, was third, followed by Dilshan Madushanka (2/55), who had 4 off, and scored after playing 9-dot 6 on 9-dot 6. was cautious because it opened that’s all.
Rahul Triptahi knocked for 35 runs on 16 balls after Ishan Kishan (1) was sent back in the first over.
As soon as the spin was introduced, Tripathi targeted Mahesh Theekshana (0/48) as he collected three 4s from five overs. He skimmed the first one in the square leg, then pointed in the second and hit the third mid-off.
Tripati took on the role of aggressor, hitting Karnalatne (1/52) with twin sixes and catching a short ball in short third.
India took 53 after losing two wickets on a power play, Gil continued to score at a slow pace, but Surya effortlessly gave his best.
The world’s number one hitter in this format looked like a man from another planet. He made his half-century by sending the ball to the boundary.
As Surya opened fire, Gil tried to up the ante on the other side as well. He struck Wanindu Hasaranga (1/36) for his 6, but when the batsman sent the ball down the wicket to another boundary, a leg break in his favor and 111 his put an end to Ran’s partnership.
Gill’s wicket saw a shift in momentum as India lost skipper Hardik Pandya (4) and all-rounder Deepak Huda (4) in quick succession.
Meanwhile, Surya was doing her job as usual as she repeatedly timed the ball perfectly. With fiery knocks he hit nine sixes and seven fours.
Towards the end, he found a capable ally in Axar Patel (not 21 out) as the duo scored India past the 220-run mark.
With PTI input
Featured video of the day
‘Indians should have higher salaries than foreigners in IPL’: Ashok Malhotra
Topics mentioned in this article
#India #Sri #Lanka #Suryakumar #Yadav #45ball #century #T20Is #Cricket #News