Suryakumar Yadav of India became the toast of the nation after delivering one of the most spectacular and exciting knocks in recent memory. Suryakumar scored his first international century for India, falling just one run short of matching the greatest individual score by an Indian batter in T20Is.
Suryakumar’s 117-run knock kept India’s 216-run chase alive until the penultimate over. Suryakumar batted on despite wickets dropping at one end, nearly leading India to victory in the third T20I against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
I Made A Calculation Error: Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar whacked Moeen Ali for four, six, and four off the opening three balls to go with two wides as India scented a win, but the India batter perished off the fourth delivery while attempting to smoke another one. Suryakumar confessed in a post-match interview that he made a calculating error in his head and is dissatisfied.
“I made a calculation error. I did not know whose over was left, but when I saw Moeen Ali bowling, I thought we could bring the game back for India. I knew that if it was in my range, I would hit it straight and if the ball was even remotely outside, I would get boundaries and inch closer to the target until the last over. But it couldn’t work out and I’m disappointed with it because the opportunity was there to win the match. It could have been an even bigger knock but a great learning process,” he told Sony Sports Network after the match.
“It could have been a great opportunity. Had I scored 10 runs in the last 2 balls, the pressure in the last over would have been on the other team. It will keep playing in my mind until I sleep, but tomorrow will be a fresh day,” he added.