“Hardik Pandya Leads India to 7-Wicket Win Over West Indies in Georgetown [Guyana] T20I”

August 09, 2023 10:06 am | Up to date August 11, 2023 07:14 pm IST – Georgetown [Guyana]

India’s Suryakumar Yadav plays a shot against West Indies during the third T20 cricket match at Providence Stadium in Georgetown, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuesday, August 8, 2023

India’s Suryakumar Yadav performs a shot in opposition to West Indies through the third T20 cricket match at Windfall Stadium in Georgetown, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuesday, August 8, 2023
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Following his aspect’s seven-wicket win over West Indies within the third T20I, Indian skipper Hardik Pandya stated that two losses or two wins wouldn’t change the long-term plans of the staff. Surykumar Yadav’s classic efficiency with bat and Tilak Varma’s unbridled 49 saved India within the thick of the motion because the Males in Blue clinched victory within the third ODI by 7 wickets on the Windfall Stadium on Tuesday. 

“Essential to win. We spoke as a bunch that these three video games will probably be thrilling. Two losses or two wins doesn’t change the long-term plans. Now we have to indicate we’re prepared in the case of such (must-win) video games. Nicky (Nicholas Pooran) didn’t come out to bat and that allowed us to maintain our pacers again, and likewise allowed Axar to bowl his 4 overs,” stated Hardik in a post-match presentation. 

“If Nicky desires to hit, let him hit me and that was the plan, I get pleasure from such competitors. I do know he’s going to listen to this and can come arduous at me within the fourth T20I. As a bunch, we have now determined to bat with seven batters and we have now to take accountability, prefer it occurred right this moment if the batters rating runs then you do not want somebody at quantity eight. As Surya talked about, they (Suryakumar and Tilak) play collectively and spend time collectively, good to have somebody like Surya within the staff and when he takes accountability it sends a message to the others,” added Hardik. 

With this win, India has managed to maintain the collection alive by 2-1. There are two extra video games to go. Electing to bat first, West Indies posted 159/5 of their 20 overs. Kyle Mayers (25 in 20 balls, three fours and a six) and Brandon King (42 in 42 balls, 5 fours and a six) had a 50-run opening partnership. Following this, they misplaced wickets at common intervals and have been decreased to 123/5 at one level. A fast-fire 40 in 19 balls, consisting of a 4 and three sixes by Rovman Powell helped WI to cross the 150-run mark. Kuldeep Yadav (3/28) was the choose of the bowlers for India. 

Within the chase of 160, India was decreased to 34/2 after openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (1) and Shubman Gill (6) have been dismissed cheaply. Then, Suryakumar and Tilak Varma held the innings collectively, carrying Males in Blue to the 100-run mark. Suryakmar was at his finest, scoring 83 in 44 balls consisting of 10 fours and a six earlier than being dismissed. Then it was Tilak (49 in 37 balls, 4 boundaries and a six) and Hardik Pandya (20 in 15 balls) who took India to a win. Alzarri Joseph (2/25) was the choose of the bowlers for the Windies. Suryakumar was the ‘Participant of the Match’ for his half-century.

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