Featuring in his second T20I, Suryakumar Yadav on Thursday (March 18) played a vital role as India defeated England by 8 runs in the fourth game of the five-match T20I series at Ahmedabad to level the series 2-2.
Batting at No. 3, Suryakumar opened his account with a six over fine leg off Jofra Archer and then went on to blast a scintillating half-century.
The right-hander, who earned a spot in the national team after heavily scoring in domestic cricket, slammed 57 off 31 balls before a controversial umpiring call ended his innings. His knock was laced with 6 fours and 3 sixes.
Thanks to his innings, the hosts posted a competitive 185/8 in their stipulated 20 overs.
For his stunning display with the bat, Suryakumar Yadav garnered rich praise from the Indian cricket fraternity on Twitter.
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Coming to the match, India restricted England to 177/8 in their stipulated quota of 20 overs. Shardul Thakur (3-42), Hardik Pandya (2-16), Rahul Chahar (2-35) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1-30) were among the wickets for the home team.