Suryakumar Yadav in action against Australia.© AFP
Suryakumar Yadav is a crucial player for India to enter the 2022 T20 World Cup. It currently ranks #3 in the world in T20Is and hitting #4 gives solidity to the Indian middle class. The star’s brilliance was seen again on Sunday as he hit 69 from just 36 balls in the third T20I against Australia. His innings consisted of five sixes and five fours. He hit the 50 run with just 29 balls when he hit Adam Zampa for the max in the 13th left. It was a perfect helicopter shot and showed Suryakumar’s prowess.
Watch: Suryakumar Yadav hits 50 with helicopter shot
SKY dazzled and how!
ICYMI: Here’s how he brought his own before he was finally fired for 69.
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Speaking of the match, Cameron Green (52) scored up front while Tim David (54) provided the final flourish as Australia put 186 in front of six after being invited to bat. As the field offered grip and twist, Axar Patel (3/33) took three wickets, while also delivering a sensational run-out. Yuzvendra Chahal (1/22) was also in his element, bowling an economic spell.
Chasing 187, while Suryakumar Yadav (69) orchestrated the massacre, while Virat Kohli (63) played second fiddle.
Halfway through, India needed 96 with eight wickets in hand.
Suryakumar soon brought his fifty as the duo looted 15 from Adam Zampa’s 13th over.
Australia made a comeback to end Suryakumar’s excellent innings, with India needing 53 of the last six overs.
Kohli, however, went on with his business, passing Pat Cummins for a six in the next. He spent his first fifty of the series in 36 balls. India reached the target in 19.5 overs.
With PTI inputs
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