IND vs WI 3rd T20I: Suryakumar Yadav’s exploits help India to win 7-wicket, take 2-1 lead in series


Team India defeated the West Indies in the third T20I by 7 wickets thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s superb strikes and took a 2-1 lead in the series on Wednesday. Team India had won the toss and chose to bowl, but the Caribbean side started well.

Brandon King and Kyle Mayers set an opening score of 57 points, but when Hardik Pandya broke through early, India was able to slow their opponents down. Mayers would score his fifty points and he was fired after scoring 73 points by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Some late exploits by Shimron Hetmyer and Rovman Powell helped West Indies with a score of 164/5 in their 20 overs respectively. In response, the Men in Blue were rocked by an early injury to Rohit Sharma, who was retiring, but Suryakumar Yadav played another memorable knock in the Indian jersey.

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After struggling as the opener on Monday, Yadav scored 50 on Tuesday and would finish with 76 runs, putting India at the forefront of their pursuit. Deepak Hooda and Rishabh Pany put the finishing touches to the Men in Blue taking a 7-wicket victory to give the series a 2-1 lead.

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Yadav knocked out eight fours and four sixes in his 44-ball, while wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 33 as India chased a 165 goal with one left.

Indian pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 2-35, while all-rounder Hardik Pandya and Seamer Arshdeep Singh also bagged a wicket each.

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India won the series opener by 68 runs, while the West Indies won the second game by five wickets. The fourth T20 will be played on Saturday, followed by the last game on Sunday.

With input from Reuters


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