IND vs SL, 3rd T20I: Suryakumar Yadav scorches hapless Sri Lanka | Cricket News
RAJKOT: Growing up in the 1980s, one heard stories from the previous generation about how the great Rohan Kanhai of the West Indies lost his balance and fell while wiping out the fastest pitchers. within six people.
Perhaps today’s fans will continue to narrate stories of how a man called Suryakumar Yadav would fall, lose his balance, but send the cricket ball flying six points behind the ‘keeper’. It’s a potentially dangerous shot: you fear for his face if he misses, but in the magical touch he performs, Surya trusts her instincts to make it. it.
The way he hits the ball now, a day is not far away when teams start asking for more batters to counter ‘SKY’. The man must have been a nightmare for video analysts at rival camps.
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It was only a matter of time before Yadav scored his first tonne T20I at home. The fact that he did it with the series on the line makes it special.
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Throwing the 28,000-strong crowd at SCA Stadium here into delirium, Surya chewed gum using her cane like a magic wand. His 112 unbeaten games (51 balls; 7×4, 9×6) saw India gallop to 228/5 after choosing to head in the third inning and decide the T20I of the series before one Sri Lanka was shocked.
The visitors had a night to forget, dropping to 137 in all after just 16.4 rounds.
Returning from five free kicks in the previous game, left-hander Arshdeep Singh took a 3-20 lead as the home team won by a massive 91 runs.
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Yadav’s 45th ball-ball is the fastest record at this venue in the T20Is, beating New Zealander Colin Munro’s record, set in 2017, with 13 balls. It is also the second fastest T20I hundredth ball by an Indian, only after Rohit Sharma’s 31 ton ball in Indore in 2017 against Sri Lanka was faster. None other than the opener broke three centuries in T20Is, but then Surya is hitting the ball on another planet.
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Before ‘Surya Special’ appeared Rahul Tripathi guest, a quick 35 out of 16 ball gave wings to India’s start.
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The Suryakumar performance began in the 11th round with a signature four-man inside-out strike for extra cover and a whip to Karunaratne’s square leg. It reached its first peak on a fall, Surya making a steep hit in six even as Dilshan Madhushanka’s full high throw followed him. 18 runs passed that 13th as he scored 6, 4 and 6.
The party reached its climax when Surya beat Theekshana six times in a row in game 14, spanning 23 runs.