India cut back West Indies’ result in 2-1 within the five-match collection
SURYAKUMAR YADAV smashed 83 off 44 balls as India beat the West Indies by seven wickets within the third T20 worldwide in Guyana on Tuesday (8) to maintain the collection alive.
After India misplaced T20 debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill cheaply in pursuit of 160, Suryakumar took cost in a blinding innings comprising 10 fours and 4 sixes.
He finally fell clipping an Alzarri Joseph full toss to deep backward sq. leg, however Tilak Varma completed unbeaten on 49 and captain Hardik Pandya hit the profitable six with 13 balls to spare.
“It was actually vital to be myself within the powerplay. The group needed me to bat as a lot as attainable,” mentioned Suryakumar.
“I practised these (scoops) strokes quite a bit. I’ve liked to try this. I identical to to specific myself.”
West Indies skipper Rovman Powell had earlier dragged his aspect to 159-5 with a quick-fire 40 not out after profitable the toss in Windfall and selecting to bat.
Brandon King made a run-a-ball 42 whereas fellow opener Kyle Mayers (25) and Nicholas Pooran (20) additionally made respectable contributions for the hosts.
Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, recalled rather than Ravi Bishnoi, claimed 3-28 to guide the Indian bowling assault. Axar Patel and Mukesh Kumar picked up a wicket apiece.
“We had been 10-15 runs brief,” mentioned Powell. “It was a fairly good wicket. The beginning we bought (with the bat), it was one thing we requested for. We misplaced our manner within the center.”
India minimize West Indies’ result in 2-1 within the five-match collection after they misplaced the opener by 4 runs adopted by Sunday’s dramatic two-wicket defeat.
“We needed to again ourselves. Two losses or two wins don’t change issues. We’ve a long-term plan and it was vital we confirmed our character,” mentioned Pandya.
The West Indies are aiming to win their first collection of two or extra matches in opposition to India in any format since 2016.
India received the previous two-Take a look at collection 1-0 earlier than beating the West Indies 2-1 within the ODIs.