I focused on batting till the end and winning matches for the team: Suryakumar Yadav
Basseterre, 3 August (H.S.). Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav, who played a fine match-winning half-century of 76 against West Indies in the third T20I, said he focused on batting till the end and winning matches for his team.
Suryakumar Yadav’s scintillating half-century and his partnership with batsman Shreyas Iyer helped India register a seven-wicket win over hosts West Indies in the third T20I of the five-match series on Wednesday.
Yadav said after the match, “Really happy with the way things turned out. It was important for one of the batsmen to bat for 15-17 overs after Rohit went back with an injury. We saw yesterday what happened in the second innings. It was important for someone to bat till the end and win the match and that’s what I focused on. Just supported myself and enjoyed it.”
India are currently 2-1 ahead in the five-match series.
Talking about the match, in this match, West Indies scored 164 for 5 in their 20 overs, thanks to Kyle Meyers’ brilliant 73 runs in 50 balls with the help of eight fours and four sixes. Apart from Meyers, Nicholas Pooran scored 22 and Rovman Powell scored 23 runs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets for 35 runs in his four overs.
Chasing 165, Indian captain Rohit Sharma retired hurt while batting. After this, Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav gave India victory with excellent batting. Yadav played a brilliant innings of 76 runs in 44 balls. Rishabh Pant also scored an unbeaten 33 off 26 balls, while Iyer played an innings of 24 runs. Yadav was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his scintillating half-century.