Suryakumar Yadav. PC- Getty(1)
Suryakumar Yadav. PC- Getty(1)

Suryakumar Yadav has now become the leading run-scorer in T20I cricket of 2022. The 32-year-old accomplished the milestone during his side’s third T20I match against Australia in Hyderabad.

Suryakumar hit a quickfire knock of 69 runs in just 36 balls at an impressive strike rate of 191.67. His innings was decorated with five delightful boundaries and five big sixes.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo: Twitter)

Suryakumar Yadav displayed consistency while maintaining a high strike-rate

In 2022, Suryakumar Yadav scored 682 runs at an average of 37.88 in 20 matches in the shortest format. He has registered one century and four half-centuries this year so far, with a best individual score of 117. Interestingly, the dynamic right-hander did not compromise on his strike rate, maintaining it at a towering 182.84.

Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)

He is currently followed by Dipendra Singh Airee of Nepal (626), Sabawoon Davizi of the Czech Republic (612), Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan (556) and West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran (553).

The middle-order batsman has shown a lot of consistency this year. He is ranked third in the ICC Men’s T20I Rankings for batters, behind South Africa’s Aiden Markram and Pakistan’s Rizwan.

Ind vs Aus 3rd T20I Highlights

Coming to the third T20I against Australia, the visitors posted 186/7 in their 20 overs. Cameron Green (52 off 21 balls) helped the Aussies get to an explosive start.

Chasing 187, Team India lost openers KL Rahul (1) and skipper Rohit Sharma (17) early, leaving them struggling at 2/30. Then Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav stitched a quickfire 104-run stand in 62 balls, with Yadav smashing Aussies all over the park and Virat anchoring the innings.

Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav
Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo: Twitter)
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Yadav’s dismissal for 69 off 36 to Josh Hazlewood broke the stand. Following that, Virat brought up his half-century and looked to finish off the game, but was caught by skipper Aaron Finch on a Sam’s delivery for a well-made 63 off 48. Hardik Pandya (25* off 16 balls) finished the game for India with a four, with one ball to spare.

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