Suryakumar Yadav.
Suryakumar Yadav. (Credits: Twitter)

Indian batting sensation Suryakumar Yadav continued his impressive run in Sri Lanka as he made a half-century in the opening T20I against the hosts in Colombo. Suryakumar Yadav was one of the most looked forward to players leading up to the shortest format. He further boosted his case for the T20 World Cup and the social media users were in awe of his 34-ball knock.

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Suryakumar Yadav, who earlier bagged the man of the series award in the ODI leg, came to the crease at the seventh over. The 31-year old came down to business straight away as he kept rotating the strike and hit boundaries gloriously. Yadav played the spinners and pacers equally well and reached his half-century off 33 deliveries. It comprised of five fours and two sixes, striking at a magnificent 147.06.

Twitter Erupts As Suryakumar Yadav Boosts His T20 World Cup Selection With A Whirlwind Half-Century Against Sri Lanka In The First T20I
Twitter Erupts As Suryakumar Yadav Boosts His T20 World Cup Selection With A Whirlwind Half-Century Against Sri Lanka In The First T20I
Dushmantha Chameera. (Credits: Twitter)

 

Yadav’s innings ended tamely as he aimed to belt another six over the bowler’s head. The delivery from leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga turned a touch and it spooned towards long-off. Ramesh Mendis held on to the catch as the 31-year old’s knock ended at the wrong time for India. The tourists eventually finished with 164 on the board as Suryakumar Yadav was the sole half-centurion.

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Suryakumar Yadav smashes his second T20I fifty [Image-Twitter]
Shikhar Dhawan scored a sluggish 46 off 36 deliveries, with India scoring only 43 runs off the final five overs. New-ball bowler Dushmantha Chameera, who dismissed Prithvi Shaw in the first ball of the innings, was the most successful bowler. He finished with figures of 4-0-24-2. But Yadav’s innings was arguably the highlight.

Below is how Twitter reacted to Suryakumar Yadav’s rapid fifty in the first T20I against Sri Lanka: