India wins the series thanks to a Suryakumar ton

India defeated Sri Lanka 2-1 in the three-match T20I series thanks to Suryakumar Yadav's third T20I century, which enabled them to win the third and final match in Rajkot by 91 runs. India chose to bat first and amassed 228/5 on the board thanks in large part to Suryakumar's 45-ball century, which eventually caused Sri Lanka to falter under the weight of run pressure. The visitors' attempt to win their first series in India was unsuccessful as they were dismissed for 137 runs inside of 17 overs.

Suryakumar's performance

During the inning break, he said in a sideline interview, "The pitch is nice, the outfield is doing its job. The fact that he smashed nine sixes tonight, the most he's ever hit in a T20I innings, would indicate that he didn't use the outfield very frequently. And a lot of his success with the seven fours came from his timing. Overall, it was a normal inning from the batter who may be the greatest in this format. When the ball was hammered halfway down the pitch, there were paddles, scoops, and pull shots while other batters appeared to be having difficulty. Suryakumar currently holds the record for the second-fastest T20I century by an Indian batter, but hardly anything came off the edge from him.

Who was Suryakumar's playmate?

Rahul Tripathi's burst of 35 off 16 at No. 3 meant that India concluded the PowerPlay at a respectable 53/2 despite the early loss of Ishan Kishan to a superb away-swinging bouncy delivery from Dilshan Madushanka. After playing one legal delivery with the fielders in, Suryakumar left the field and continued to do his best during his innings of 112* off 51 pitches. In a 111-run stand with Shubman Gill, who had 46 off 36 and was again forced to serving as the anchor tonight, he was unsurprisingly the aggressor. Axar Patel scored 21* from 9 as India amassed a significant total in the decider, coming off his first T20I half-century.

What about India's bowling?

The pacers bowled more surprise short balls while the spinners bowled a little bit back to entice strokes and take use of Rajkot's lengthy boundaries, showing that the home team had a better awareness of the conditions. It was evident in the way Kusal Mendis, the short third man, was accounted for when Axar came to bowl during the PowerPlay and hit right away. Or how Yuzvendra Chahal was able to bowl it slowly and give the Sri Lankan batters a completely different task. It makes sense why he took his 90th T20I wicket, making him the joint-highest wicket-taker for India in this format.

Therefore, Suryakumar and the bowlers both performed well.

Fielding. India's catching under lights was another factor in their impressive victory; Shivam Mavi in particular was outstanding in the deep, picking up crucial catches of Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka at crucial moments. Umran Malik made the first two breakthroughs early on by picking up two catches at short third man while being composed as usual.

Sri Lanka was it ever in the hunt?

Not exactly. Although rapid, the 44-run opening stand never exceeded the needed run rate, and after Axar gave the breakthrough in the fifth over, things started to go south. 91/2 at the halfway point appears good on its own, but a target of 230 required them to work even harder. And for India, that meant wickets. With the exception of the opening stand, Sri Lanka struggled to build partnerships with the bat, leaving Dasun Shanaka with an excessive amount of work. He left the field in the 17th over, ending Sri Lanka's chances as well.


Cricket Betting Match

A cricket betting match is when bets are made on the result of a particular cricket match. This can involve wagering on the victorious team, the margin of victory, the top performers individually, and a variety of other possible outcomes. You may wager on cricket matches at a number of online sportsbooks or at a local bookmaker. It is significant to remember that depending on the nation or region you are in, betting on cricket is subject to various rules and regulations. It's also crucial to understand the dangers of sports betting and to only stake money you can afford to lose.

Read more:
India leads a modest pursuit on weak terrain

Sign up now
Back To Top