WI vs India, third T20I | Suryakumar again to finest as India hold collection alive with seven-wicket win

August 08, 2023 10:16 pm | Up to date August 11, 2023 07:15 pm IST – Windfall (Guyana)

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

Suryakumar Yadav performs a shot in opposition to West Indies through the third T20 cricket match at Windfall Stadium in Georgetown, Trinidad and Tobago, on August 8, 2023.
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Suryakumar Yadav was again to his disdainful finest as India stayed alive within the collection with a seven-wicket win over the West Indies within the third T20I right here on Tuesday.

West Indies skipper Rovman Powell’s whirlwind 40 not out off 19 balls pushed the hosts to 159 for 5 after Kuldeep Yadav (3/28) stemmed the stream of runs within the center overs.

Debutant Yashavi Jaiswal (1) and Shubman Gill (6) obtained out cheaply in run chase earlier than Suryakumar got here up with a particular 83 off 44 balls to assist India gun down the goal in 17.5 overs.

Tilak Varma (49 not out off 37) was pleased to play second fiddle to his senior Mumbai Indians teammate of their 87-run stand. Tilak missed his second straight fifty in his debut collection as skipper Hardik Pandya (20 not out off 15) hit the profitable six.

West Indies lead the five-match collection 2-1 with the following sport to performed in Lauderhill, Florida, on Saturday.

Suryakumar, who had a quiet tour up until now, flicked his first ball for a boundary. It’s nearly unattainable to cease Suryakumar when he’s discovering the gaps at will and that’s what the West Indies bowlers needed to endure on Tuesday.

His innings comprised 10 fours and 4 sixes with the spotlight being the image good straight hit over pacer Obed McCoy’s head.

After Suryakumar’s dismissal within the thirteenth over, skipper Hardik and Tilak did the needful. The southpaw, who started his innings with back-to-back fours, as soon as once more confirmed he’s right here to remain.

Earlier, Kuldeep removed the harmful Nicholas Pooran (20 off 12) and a well-set Brandon King (42 off 42) within the fifteenth over to wrest momentum from the West Indies.

In an uncommon prevalence, the beginning of the sport was barely delayed because the 30-yard circle was not marked.

After opting to bat, the West Indies loved their finest begin of the collection with King and Kyle Mayers (25 off 20) sharing a 55-run stand.

The floor was on the slower aspect, as anticipated, prompting Hardik to introduce spin as early as within the third over through Axar Patel, who conceded a few boundaries.

Leggie Yuzvendra Chahal, who normally doesn’t bowl within the first six overs, was provided that job on Tuesday. However Mayers put Chahal underneath strain right away by sweeping him for a six.

The third spinner, Kuldeep, got here on to bowl after the powerplay and was whipped by Mayers for 4 on his very first ball. Three balls later, a brave King stepped out to dispatch Kuldeep’s googly for a straight six.

Following the dismissal of Mayers and Johnson Charles, Pooran joined King and tried to stamp his authority over the Indian bowlers.

He got here down the observe to smash Kuldeep over lengthy on, earlier than amassing a boundary on the following ball.

Kuldeep, nonetheless, had the final snigger because the spinner beat a charging Pooran to have him stumped. 4 balls later, Kuldeep took a pointy return catch to ship again King, leaving West Indies at 106 for 4 in 14.5 overs.

Skipper Powell then got here up with three sixes within the final two overs to prop up the overall. Arshdeep Singh’s nineteenth over went for 17 runs, giving the house staff a much-needed transfer on. The hosts collected 53 runs off the final 30 balls.

Temporary scores

West Indies: 159 for five in 20 overs (Brandon King 42, Rovman Powell 40*; Kuldeep Yadav 3/28).

India: 164 for 3 in 17.5 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 83; Alzarri Joseph 2/25.)

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