Suryakumar Yadav shatters multiple records with his blistering century in series decider vs SL
The Indian swashbuckling batter scored his third T20I century and the first century of 2023 in the shorter format off just 45 balls. With this century, SKY joined an elite list of batters in the T20 internationals. He has joined the list of five batters who have scored three or more centuries in the shorter format.
The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is at the top with four international T20 centuries. Meanwhile, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, New Zealand opener Colin Munro, and the Czech Republic's Sabawoon Davizi have three T20I centuries to their names.
Suryakumar missed in the first game but scored a good half-century in the second game on Thursday but couldn't finish the game. However, he started from where he had left off in the second match. He came to the crease after the wicket of Rahul Tripathi, who also played an excellent cameo of 35 off 16.
Suryakumar once again showed the world why he is regarded as India's "Mr. 360" by playing shots to every corner of the stadium. He remained unbeaten on 112 runs off 51 balls, including seven boundaries and nine maximums. He has surpassed KL Rahul's tally of two T20I century and has scored fastest 1500 T20I runs.
India scored a massive score of 229/5 in their first inning. Shubham Gill (46 off 36) and Axar Patel (21* off 9) also played decent innings. In reply, Sri Lanka couldn't get going and got all out for 137 runs in 16.4 overs. India registered a massive win off 91 runs, winning the series 2-1.
It was India's 19th win in 29 games against Sri Lanka in the shorter format. India Arshdeep Singh took 3/20, while Hardik Pandya, Umran Malik, and Yuzi Chahal took two wickets each. Both teams will now lock horns in a three-match ODI series starting on January 10.