Suryakumar Yadav played one of the best T20I knocks, scoring 117 off 55 balls against England in the third T20I match at Trent Bridge. It was the best counter-attack witnessed by fans across the globe, as Yadav changed the face of the game with a brilliant hundred-plus stand along with Shreyas Iyer. However, he eventually fell short and as a result India Lost the game too. Meanwhile, the England crowd were at their best as the batsman walked back to the dressing room after being caught by Moeen Ali. The required run rate was very high with 45 runs needed in the last two overs.
Here’s how the whole of Trent Bridge gave him a standing ovation.
An innings of lakhs – The entire crowd gives a standing ovation to Suryakumar Yadav. pic.twitter.com/gj2ZzhyS76
— mufaddal vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) 10 July 2022
Suryakumar Yadav delivered a 360-degree masterclass to a special century but England thrashed India by 17 runs in the third T20 International here on Sunday.
David Malan played a brilliant knock of 77 off 39 balls as England ended India’s second attack on a mammoth score of 215 for seven.
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Suryakumar (117 off 55 balls) kept India in the hunt with his classy effort, but the other batsmen lacked the support of the other batsmen in the chase. India’s innings ended at 198 for nine in 20 overs.
India sealed the three-match series 2-1 with wins in Southampton and Birmingham.
India were on the back foot at the start of the run chase and struggled to 31 for three in five overs.
Openers Rohit Sharma (11) and Rishabh Pant (1) were dismissed cheaply and it was another failure for them Virat Kohli (11), who was caught at cover while trying to make a third consecutive hit after collecting a boundary and a straight six off David Willey.
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Suryakumar brought India back into the game with a 119-run partnership with Shreyas Iyer (28 off 23), spectators of his partner’s brilliance for the major part of the partnership.
As he often does, Suryakumar played with the opposition bowlers and took his shots around the ground.
The highlight of his scintillating innings was two high square drives from fast bowlers Richard Gleeson and Chris Jordan that went all the way for six.
He became the fifth Indian to score a century in T20 Internationals by opening the face of the bat and guiding a low full toss off a willie between backward point and short third man.
His innings included 14 fours and half a dozen sixes.
Suryakumar single-handedly brought the equation to 66 off 30 balls and dismissed the partners at the other end.
Earlier, skipper Jos Buttler (18 off 9 balls) and Jason Roy (27 off 26) helped England reach 52 for 1 in six overs. Malan and Liam Livingstone (42 not out on 29) then put on an entertaining 84-run partnership to set the stage for a huge total.
Having already sealed the series, India rested their frontline bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, in-form Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal apart from star all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
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