Team India defeated West Indies in the third T20I of the ongoing five-match series at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, on Tuesday.
Suryakumar Yadav was the chief architect behind the seven-wicket triumph of the visitors. The right-handed batter demolished Windies bowlers during India’s chase of 165. Suryakumar smashed 8 fours, and 4 stylish sixes in his match-winning 44-ball 76 runs knock.
Shreyas Iyer (24) and Rishabh Pant (33 not out) made a valuable contribution as India chased down the target with seven wickets in hand and one over to spare.
Earlier, the hosts posted 164/5 on the board in 20 overs, courtesy of sensational innings by Kyle Mayers. The batting all-rounder smashed 73 from 50 deliveries, with the help of 12 boundaries, including 4 maximums.
For the tourists, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was yet again impressive with his brilliant bowling. The right-armer picked up a couple of wickets while giving away 35 runs in his quota of 4 overs. All-rounder Hardik Pandya, however, was the least expensive bowler. He went wicketless but conceded only 19 runs in 4 overs.
“Really happy with the way things went. Was important for someone to bat 15-17 overs after Rohit went back inside. We saw yesterday what happened in the second innings. Was important for someone to bat deep and win the game, that’s what I’ve focussed on. Just backed myself and enjoying it,” said Surya after bagging the Player of the Match award.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Dominance and fearless 🌟🇮🇳#WIvIND pic.twitter.com/BnlFHanQrb
— DK (@DineshKarthik) August 3, 2022
Clinical performance 🇮🇳💪 pic.twitter.com/faKuDQlnLl
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) August 3, 2022
Sky’s range is something that troubles even some of the top class bowlers in t20s. Brilliant batting @surya_14kumar
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 2, 2022
7⃣6⃣ off 4⃣4⃣! 👍 👍@surya_14kumar set the stage on fire 🔥 🔥 & bagged the Player of the Match award as #TeamIndia win the third #WIvIND T20I to take 2-1 lead in the series. 👏 👏
Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/RpAB69ptVQ pic.twitter.com/gIM7E2VbKU
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 2, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav is in a complete different level in T20. #IndvWI pic.twitter.com/kEHISz0sYI
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 2, 2022
Player of the Match – Suryakumar Yadav 💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 2, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav’s half-century helps India win the third T20I and take a 2-1 lead in the series 🙌🏻#WIvIND Scorecard: https://t.co/EI8EhnqwtY pic.twitter.com/nkClvueHA7
— ICC (@ICC) August 2, 2022
I hope you can bottle and seal the form @surya_14kumar is in. We will need to be reminded that he did play some of the shots he is playing these days.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 2, 2022
Nothing.. just different strokes of SKY in the Caribbean 😉 #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/0z4XteQ3TK
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 2, 2022
The boys fought hard today – but feel short vs 🇮🇳 @BCCI in a competitive encounter. However the series remains alive #WIvIND #MenInMaroon pic.twitter.com/tIWzDIN9Zd
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) August 2, 2022
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