India vs West Indies: Suryakumar Yadav Smashes 76 As India Beat West Indies In 3rd T20I

Suryakumar Yadav demonstrated his incredible agility with a stunning 76 as India galloped to a seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third T20 International on Tuesday. India now leads the five-game series 2-1 and the cricket caravan moves to Florida for the last two games of the series. While more than 147 had never been chased in a T20I on the Warner Park grounds, Suryakumar decided to turn that script into a 44-ball knockout when India made short work of the 165-run target in 19 overs.

Shreyas Iyer (24 from 26 balls) was an ideal partner on the other side in a score of 86 as they made the goal look much easier than it actually was and that too on a surface that wasn’t really batting during the match -friendly looking. first part of the game.

After a brief dry spell after his first T20I hundred in Nottingham, Suryakumar was back in his element and this time in an unknown opening role, which he played throughout the series.

It was another 360-degree effort that showed his flexibility, skill and hand-eye coordination all at once. There were eight fours and four sixes in his beat.

There was a perfect loft with six over extra cover from Alzarri Joseph, who will be hard to forget as he held his pose for a few seconds after the execution.

Six of the same bowler were hit and the ramp fired using pace and bounce, a pull-over deep mid-wicket and a cross-batted punch over mid-on fielder.

Against the thrifty left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein, there was a slog about square leg to complete his half-century.

Halfway through, the score was 96 for no loss, despite skipper Rohit Sharma (11) retiring due to a back muscle twitch.

By the time Suryakumar was fired, India had the match under control with Rishabh Pant (33 not out of 26 balls) putting the finishing touches to the match.

After Rohit won a good toss and chose to field, his bowling unit remained largely disciplined before Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh’s relative inexperience gave the West Indies a competitive 164 for 5.

Left-handed Kyle Mayers (73 from 50 balls) punished the Indian offense with eight fours and four sixes in his kitty when he added 50 in 7.2 overs with skipper Nicholas Pooran (22 from 23 balls) after an opening score with Brandon King delivering 57 on.

While Avesh Khan’s poor show (0/47 in 3 overs) stuck like a sore thumb, the other bowlers put on a more than decent show without being exceptional.

Just as Dinesh Karthik is the team’s designated finisher in batting order with 20 balls set aside for him, Arshdeep (1/33 in 4 overs) is primed as a death overs specialist due to his ability to bowl those wide yorkers.

However, in the pressure cooker scenario of international cricket, the Punjab kid is still a work in progress.

The last two overs yielded 27 runs courtesy of Shimron Hetmyer (20 from 12 balls) and Rovman Powell (23 from 14 balls).

The revelation in India’s bowling attack was Hardik Pandya, who used the change of pace effectively, mixing his cutters and slowing down with the occasional block-hole delivery, which was good for King.

After being hit for half a century in the final game, King looked scratchy during his run-a-ball-20 before Pandya had him neutered. His final score of 4-0-19-1 with 12 dot balls was certainly important in the closing context of the innings. During the middle overs, Ravichandran Ashwin (4-0-26-0) was also impressive as he also had a dozen spots to his name.

Deepak Hooda, who was brought back in the playing XI in place of Ravindra Jadeja, dropped a stable ball with the new ball, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-0-35-2) was stable as he always is on most occasions.


He dislodged Pooran with extra speed and bounce, then removed the dangerous Mayer with a fuller throw that grabbed, with Rishabh Pant taking both catches.

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