Suryakumar Yadav lights up the Melbourne River cricket Earth with fireworks again with a whirlwind of half a century with the help of KL Rahul fiftieth in a row, like India Zimbabwe defeated 71 runs in T20 Globalism Sunday Cup.
KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav for half centuries carried India to 186/5 in 20 matches as Zimbabwe were knocked out 115 at 17.2 in their last Group 2 match in the Super 12 stage. Having already booked their place in the semi-finals, India set up a showdown against England in The second semi-final is in Adelaide on November 10, while Pakistan will face New Zealand in the first semi-final on November 9.
After Rahul gave India a good start with 35 balls 51, with three quarters and a good number of sixes, including 60 times of 48 balls for the second wicket with Virat Kohli, they fell into a tiny wobble penultimate five coming stages.
But Suryakumar changed the tempo of the match yet again with a shot off completely insane, hitting six, four and six in a perfect strike with an excessive death strike at a strike rate of 244 to end up with 61 not just 25 balls. His aggressive hit, outfitted with his trademark scoops and stunning shots, means India has had 79 points in the last five times.
“I think the plan was very clear when Hardik and I were fighting together. He said we had to take a positive path and we started hitting the ball and never stopped,” said Suryakumar Yadav, who was refereed as the player of the match, in the post-match press conference.
In fact, Suryakumar has become The first racket in India to score 1000 points or more in a calendar year as he now scored 1,026 points in 28 games at 44.60 so far in 2022 which is the most hits scored in a century and six half centuries. With the help of six, four and six.
The last five overtakes resulted in as many as 79 throws and the bulk of them were scored by Mumbaikar.
The casual downhill shot to direct the full draw of Richard Ngarava, the left-hander behind the third man, comb behind the box with a delivery pace or domineering loft inside-out over an additional cover for Tendai Chatara, Surya bleeds the row with every shot.
But surely the most memorable were the last daunting sweeps off Ngarava as Surya fetched the cargo out of the trunk and placed it behind a deep slender leg.
If that wasn’t enough, he ended up with six thin legs.
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Asked how he managed to produce such an innovation, Suryakumar said: “My plan has always been clear, I do the same in the nets, I do the same shots. I strike according to the situation and what the team needs.”
He recently became only the second Indian player to hold the number one spot in the men’s MRF Tires ICC player rankings for T20I rackets.
The 32-year-old’s rise to the top comes less than 20 months after his international debut, as he said: “It feels really good to be there (first in T20I). You have to start from scratch every time, that’s what I think “.
(with inputs from agencies)