India vs West Indies: Suryakumar Yadav was only 17 runs short of reaching his fourth T20I century. On Tuesday, August 8, India’s effort to reach 160 in Guyana was successful thanks to the World No. 1 batter’s game-winning 83 off just 44 balls.
In Short1. Suryakumar Yadav scored 83 runs in just 44 balls as India won the third T20I.
2. India won the third T20I by 7 wickets, successfully chasing 160 although Suryakumar missing out on his fourth T20I century.
After scoring a game-winning 83 in the third Twenty20 match of a current 5-match series against the West Indies in Guyana, Suryakumar Yadav had an open conversation with the reporters. After ending what had been a dry spell in white-ball cricket, Suryakumar was ready to answer challenging questions, from confessing that his ODI record is average to revealing input from the team management about his role in the 50-over game.
The top-ranked T20I batter in the world was quick to correct a reporter when they misread his century total in T20I, showing off his familiarity with his own records. When the reporter asked Suryakumar about if he was considering scoring his “third” T20I century, Suryakumar quickly cut him off and replied that he was looking for his “fourth” and that he already has three T20I hundreds to his record.
I never consider reaching milestones. Whether I am hitting on 47 or 98, I always base my decision to bat on what the team needs. I will hit a six if necessary. I don’t give reaching milestones much thought. If it does, that’s fantastic. However, meeting the needs of the team comes first,” Suryakumar Yadav added, ignoring the disappointment at having lost the chance to reach the three-figure the limit.