Suryakumar’s blazing ton helps India beat SL by 91 runs; clinch series 2-1


Suryakumar Yadav’s flamboyant 112-run innings and brilliant performance by the bowlers helped India register a resounding 91-run win over Sri Lanka in the third and final T20 International at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday to clinch the three-match series 2-1. Made your name. ,

Chasing a mammoth target of 229, Sri Lanka got off to a good start with Pathum Nissanka and wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Mendis scoring at a brisk pace.

The 44-run partnership for the opening wicket was broken by Akshar Patel when he dismissed Kusal Mendis for 23 off 15 balls. In the next over, left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh removed Nissanka for 15 runs.

Sri Lanka scored 50 runs in six overs of the powerplay, but lost another wicket in the very next over in the form of Avishka Fernando as captain Hardik Pandya dismissed him for 1, leaving the visitors at 51 for 3 .

Charith Aslanka and Dhananjaya de Silva then stitched a partnership to bring the visitors back in the game. The Islanders suffered another blow when Aslanka was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal for 19 runs.

The leg-spinner dealt another blow to Sri Lanka by dismissing Dhananjaya de Silva for 22 as the visitors lost half their side for 96 runs.

Sri Lanka crossed the triple figure in 11.5 overs. Umran Malik also dismissed Wanindu Hasaranga for nine and was caught by Deepak Hooda, leaving Sri Lanka in trouble at 107 for six.

From there the Islanders never looked like making a comeback as Pandya dismissed Chamika Karunaratne wicket-less for a second duck.

Umran Malik also got his second scalp in the next over as he removed Mahesh Thikshana’s stumps for 2 runs to reduce Sri Lanka to 127 for 8.

In the 17th over, Arshdeep dismissed Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka and Dilshan Madushanka to bowl out the visitors for 137 in 16.4 overs as Hardik Pandya-led India registered a resounding 91-run win to seal the three-match T20 series 2- Won by 1.

Earlier in the day, opting to bat first, India got off to a poor start as wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan was caught by Dilshan Madhushanka for 1 in the very first over, leaving the team with a score of 3 runs.

Rahul Tripathi was joined by opener Shubman Gill and the duo batted aggressively to take India’s total past 50 in just 5.4 overs.

The 49-run partnership was finally broken by Chamika Karunaratne, who dismissed the dangerous Tripathi for 35 off 16 balls. Tripathi hit five fours and two sixes.

The fall of Tripathi’s wicket did not deter India from going at a brisk pace as in-form batsman Suryakumar Yadav came out to bat along with Gill and the duo kept the scoreboard moving at a brisk pace.

The Yadav-Gill duo took India’s total past triple-figures in just 10.4 overs and the duo shared a 50-run partnership for the third wicket in just 29 balls.

Suryakumar Yadav continued to hit his trademark aggressive shots towards the fine leg region and brought up his half-century in just 26 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. India completed 150 runs in just 13.5 overs. The Yadav-Gill pair completed the 100-run partnership in just 49 balls.

The 111-run partnership was finally broken with Wanindu Hasaranga dismissing Shubman Gill for 46 off 36 balls as India lost their third wicket for 163 runs.

Captain Hardik Pandya came out to bat with Surya but he was dismissed by Kasun Rajitha for only 4 runs and the hosts lost their fourth wicket for 174 runs. In the next over, India lost their fifth wicket in the form of Deepak Hooda, who was also dismissed for 4 runs. 4 by Madhushanka.

The fall of wickets at the other end did not bother Suryakumar as he kept hitting shots to all parts of the ground and brought up his third T20 century in just 45 balls, taking India’s total past 200 in just 18 deliveries in the process. went. over.

Axar Patel came in to bat and the southpaw continued from where he left off in the previous match, scoring an unbeaten 21 off 9 balls, while Surya remained unbeaten on 112 off 51 balls.

Brief Scores: India 228/5 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 112*, Shubman Gill 46; Dilshan Madhushanka 2/55) vs Sri Lanka 137/10 in 16.4 overs (Kusal Mendis 23, Wanindu Hasaranga 23; Arshdeep Singh 3/20). (ANI)

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