Last Update on: February 20th, 2022 at 11:58 pm
Suryakumar Yadav scored 107 runs in the three T20I matches against West Indies and ended as the highest run-scorer for India. He scored his fourth T20I fifty (65*) which helped India get to a match-winning score of 184/5 in the end. West Indies lost the game by 17 runs and ended up losing the series 3-0.
In the series, Suryakumar Yadav has aced the art of finishing the innings for his side. He scored an unbeaten 34 in the first game and with Venkatesh Iyer saw India through. In the third T20I as well, with India being asked to set a total SKY and Iyer turned the heat on the opposition.
The duo helped India score more than 80 runs in the final five overs. They scored 42 runs in the final two overs. It was raining sixes from the bat of Suryakumar who hit as many as seven sixes in his knock.
Needed To Stay There After Rohit Sharma Got Out: Suryakumar Yadav
“Just wanted to replicate what I did in the first game. Needed someone to stay there after Rohit got out and get the team to a defendable total. We had a long chat in the team meeting as to how we are going to react under immense pressure and it came out very well. I just try to keep things simple. Being a little harsh on yourself in the nets, don’t hit every ball wildly and have some quality sessions. Excited for the next series” Suryakumar Yadav said during the post-match presentation.
This was India’s ninth consecutive win in the format. The wins came between November 2021 to February 2022. This was also Rohit Sharma’s ninth successive win as India’s T20I skipper.
India now will host Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series followed by a two-match Test series. The series kicks off with the first T20I in Lucknow from February 24.