WI vs IND, 3rd T20I: Suryakumar Yadav heroics power India to 2-1 series lead over West Indies

Kyle Mayers’s sparkling half-century went in vain for West Indies as Suryakumar Yadav powered India to a seven-wicket victory in the third T20 international on Tuesday.

3rd T20I: Suryakumar Yadav heroics power India to 2-1 series lead over West Indies (AP Photo)

3rd T20I: Suryakumar Yadav heroics power India to 2-1 series lead over West Indies (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • India win 3rd T20I to take 2-1 lead in five-match series against West Indies
  • Suryakumar Yadav played a match-winning knock of 76 runs
  • India bounced back from their five-wicket defeat in Monday’s second match

Suryakumar Yadav countered Kyle Mayers’s sparkling half-century with a brilliant 76-run knock to help India decimate West Indies by seven wickets in the third T20I to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series in St. Kitts on Tuesday.

West Indies vs India, 3rd T20I: Highlights

Suryakumar hit four sixes and eight fours and reached a 5th T20 fifty from 26 balls as India topped West Indies’s 164/5 with 6 balls to spare to bounce back from their five-wicket defeat in Monday’s second match. Earlier, India suffered an injury scare as captain Rohit Sharma walked off after the Indian physio attended to him in the second over of India’s run chase on Tuesday.

MAYERS LIFTS WI

Earlier, Kyle Mayers’s splendid 73-run knock helped West Indies put up a competitive 164 for 5 against India in the third T20 International here on Tuesday. Mayers took the attack to the Indian bowlers as he smashed eight fours and four sixes during his 73-run knock.

The left-hander added 50 in 7.2 overs with skipper Nicholas Pooran (22 off 23 balls) after an opening stand with Brandon King that yielded 57. The last two overs yielded 27 runs courtesy of Shimron Hetmyer (20 off 12 balls) and Rovman Powell (23 off 14 balls).

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Having hit a half-century in the last game, King looked scratchy during his run-a-ball-20 before Pandya castled him. Deepak Hooda, who was brought back into the playing XI in place of Ravindra Jadeja, bowled a steady over with the new ball while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-0-35-2) got rid of Pooran with extra pace and bounce and then removed the dangerous Mayer with a fuller delivery that gripped, with Rishabh Pant taking both catches.

Arshdeep, despite being hit for a six and a four by Mayers, stuck to his gameplan, coming mostly wide of the crease and executing those wide yorkers or low full-tosses, which are difficult to get away with.

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