WI v IND 2022: "Focused on batting deep and winning the match," - Suryakumar Yadav on his knock in 3rd T20I

Suryakumar Yadav got Player of the Match for his 76-run knock,

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Suryakumar Yadav said that he focused on batting deep and backed himself to win the game after he guided Team India to a 7-wicket win over the West Indies in the third T20I of the ongoing five-match T20I series on Tuesday (August 2) in St. Kitts.

He smashed four sixes and eight fours during his match-winning knock of 76 runs off 44 balls in the third T20I after he failed to impress with the bat in the first two matches against the West Indies. Yadav was adjudged player of the match, as India took a 2-1 lead in the ongoing T20I series against the West Indies.

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Suryakumar Yadav said in a post-match presentation: “Really happy with the way things went. Was important for someone to bat 15-17 overs after Rohit went back inside. We saw yesterday what happened in the second innings. Was important for someone to bat deep and win the game, that's what I have focussed on. Just backed myself and enjoyed it.”

Coming back to the match, West Indies posted 164/5 in their 20 overs on the board, thanks to a superb half-century from Kyle Mayers (73 runs off 50 balls), while Bhuvneshwar Kumar was India's standout performer with the ball, returning with a spell of 2/35 in 4 overs.

Chasing 165, Indian captain Rohit Sharma got out hurt after scoring just 11, but opener Suryakumar, Shreyas Iyer (24), and Rishabh Pant (33*) managed to power India to a 7-wicket victory in the match.

(With ANI Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 03 Aug, 2022

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