IND vs WI 3rd T20: Suryakumar Yadav gives India a big win with a scintillating half-century

Suryakumar Yadav’s blistering half-century and an unbeaten 33 by Rishabh Pant led India to a seven-wicket win over West Indies in the third T20I of the five-match series at Warner Park, St Kitts on Tuesday (August 2). Chasing a target of 165, the Men-in-Blue got off to a great start as their openers Rohit Sharma […]
 


IND vs WI 3rd T20: Suryakumar Yadav gives India a big win with a scintillating half-century

Suryakumar Yadav’s blistering half-century and an unbeaten 33 by Rishabh Pant led India to a seven-wicket win over West Indies in the third T20I of the five-match series at Warner Park, St Kitts on Tuesday (August 2). Chasing a target of 165, the Men-in-Blue got off to a great start as their openers Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav started their game with an aggressive play.

Rohit gave India a quick start, but then the second over I retired hurt after straining the muscles of the waist or side. Shreyas Iyer then came to bat at the crease and tried to open the innings with opener Suryakumar. India’s star batsman Suryakumar completed his half-century in 26 balls.

Both shared a good partnership and took their team’s total score beyond 100 runs. Iyer was dismissed by Akil Hossein after scoring 24 runs in 27 balls. Iyer’s wicket invited Rishabh Pant to the crease to keep the momentum going for India’s side. In 14.3 overs of the innings, Dominic Drakes gave his team the much-needed breakthrough as he dismissed Suryakumar, who scored a 44-ball 76.

Here are the glimpses of Suryakumar Yadav’s spectacular 76…

Hardik Pandya then came to the crease but his tenure was cut short as Jason Holder sent him back to the pavilion after scoring four runs. After this Deepak Hooda came to the crease with Pant. Both of them played brilliant shots and helped their team win by seven wickets against the hosts with six balls to spare.

Earlier, West Indies set a target of 165 for Rohit Sharma thanks to a brilliant half-century from Kyle Meyers and a fine finishing charge from Rovman Powell. Opting to bat first, West Indies got off to a good start and the opening pair Brandon King and Kyle Meyers gave their team a solid platform.

King was later dismissed by Pandya for 20 runs. Meyers started hitting the Indian bowlers as soon as he hit two fours against Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Captain Nicholas Pooran scored 22 runs before Bhuvneshwar was dismissed. Rovman Powell was sent back to the pavilion after scoring 23 runs in 13 balls.

Shimron Hetmyer played a knock of 20 runs to give his team a respectable total as the lower order failed to score.

Brief Scores: West Indies 164/5 (Kyle Meyers 73, Rovman Powell 23; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/35) lost to India 165/3 (Suryakumar Yadav 76, Rishabh Pant number 33; Akil Hossein 1/28).