Indian cricket team win Suryakumar Yadav made history by looking like Rohit Sharma‘s sensational record of scoring four T20I centuries during the match against South Africa on Thursday. It was a brilliant knock from the current skipper as he guided his side to victory and after the game he had an honest reaction to the massive performance. Acknowledging the magnitude of what he has achieved, he even called Rohit a “great in the game”. “It feels good to measure Rohit Sharma’s 4 centuries, he is a great of the game. It’s a good performance. Hope to continue to perform consistently. I am very happy,” Suryakumar said in a video released by the BCCI on social media.
Suryakumar Yadav hit a dazzling century as India leveled their series against South Africa with a crushing 106-run victory.
Suryakumar made 100 in a total of 201 for seven after India were sent in to bat.
South Africa crashed to 95 all out with the left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav took a career-best five for 17 on his 29th birthday.
“We wanted to play a fearless brand of cricket. That was a box we wanted to tick – to put runs on the board and then defend it,” Suryakumar said at the post-match presentation when he was named man of the match and man of the match. of the series.
The Indian captain hit eight sixes and seven fours in his fourth T20 international century in 55 balls. He was caught at deep square leg off the next ball as India lost three wickets, including a run-out, in the last over, bowled by Lizaad Williams.
Suryakumar was out for most of the South African innings after twisting his left ankle while playing in the third over.
“It’s not too bad. I’m walking, so it’s all good,” Suryakumar said of the injury.
But it was the spinners who did the major damage, with Jadeja taking two for 25 and Kuldeep tearing through the lower order to take the last four wickets from seven balls.
The pitch had looked excellent for batting when Suryakumar and Yashasvi Jaiswal (60) punished the bowling in a 112-wicket stand from 70 balls, but Jadeja and Kuldeep both got turns and the occasional low bounce.
“Credit to the (Indian) batters for making it look easy for them,” Markram said.
Suryakumar walked out to strike after the left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj took two wickets off consecutive balls in the third over. He was relatively low-key in taking 23 balls to make his first 25 runs, but then unleashed his full range of strokes, including hitting leg-side sixes off good length balls.
The teams start a three-match one-day international series at the same venue on Sunday.
(With AFP inputs)
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