Suryakumar Yadav Scripted Two Massive Records In The Fifth T20I Against WI

In a high-stakes encounter that marked the fifth and final T20I clash between India and the West Indies, Suryakumar Yadav emerged as a beacon of stability for the Indian batting lineup. As the Men in Blue took the field under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya and elected to bat first, Suryakumar Yadav stood out as the lone Indian batter to find his rhythm at the crease truly.

Early setbacks marred the opening overs of the innings, as Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill departed prematurely. However, in the face of adversity, Suryakumar Yadav’s presence provided a glimmer of hope. Teaming up with Tilak Varma, Yadav forged a valuable partnership that temporarily steadied the ship. Unfortunately, Varma’s departure came just as the Men in Blue were gearing up to launch an offensive.

The West Indies bowlers showcased their skill and determination, keeping a tight rein on the Indian batters and preventing them from amassing a commanding total. When the innings concluded, the score was 165/9 in the allotted 20 overs.

Suryakumar Yadav’s contribution was a standout feature, his elegant stroke play yielding 61 runs off 45 deliveries. His innings were studded with 4 well-timed fours and 3 towering sixes, attesting to his ability to find the boundaries when needed. Operating at a strike rate of 135.55, Yadav’s innings were a testament to his adaptability and composure under pressure.

Beyond his immediate impact on the game, Suryakumar Yadav etched his name in the annals of T20 cricket history with two notable records. His performance propelled him to become the fourth-highest run-scorer after completing 50 innings in the shortest format.

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Moreover, Suryakumar Yadav joined the league of cricketing luminaries Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma by equalling their record for 50+ scores in a T20I series decider. This achievement cements his status as a rising star in the world of cricket and places him in the illustrious company of India’s batting giants.

Most T20I runs (after 50 innings)

1943 – Virat Kohli 

1942 – Babar Azam

1888 – Mohammad Rizwan

1841 – Suryakumar Yadav

1751 – KL Rahul 

Most 50+ for India in the T20I series decider

3 – Suryakumar Yadav 

3 – Virat Kohli

3 – Rohit Sharma 

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