Melbourne. After half-centuries from world number one T20 batsmen Suryakumar Yadav and Lokesh Rahul, bowlers led by Ravichandran Ashwin finished on top of Group II as India beat Zimbabwe by 71 runs in their final match of the Super 12 of the T20 World Cup. He entered the semi-finals gracefully, where he will face the second number team of Group 1 from England. Chasing India’s target of 187 runs, Zimbabwe lost wickets at regular intervals in front of the sharp bowling of Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya and the entire team was bundled out for 115 runs in 17.2 overs.
India scored 186 for five in Suryakumar’s unbeaten 61 off 24 balls with four sixes and six fours. Opener Rahul also played an innings of 51 runs in 35 balls with three sixes and as many fours. After the match, Suryakumar Yadav was given the title of Player of the Match.
This is also his 3rd FIFTY of the #T20WorldCup
A summary of his batting display pic.twitter.com/2s5x9f6ldW
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 6, 2022
Surya said, “My plan was very clear that we have to score runs. When Hardik and I started hitting shots once, we didn’t stop. My plan remains clear what and how I have to do. It feels good to perform well. Although I always think that in every match you have to start from zero.
History was created as soon as he completed 35 runs
Suryakumar Yadav created history in the shortest format of cricket as soon as he completed 35 runs during the team’s last group match against Zimbabwe. Suryakumar Yadav has now become the first batsman for India to score 1000 runs in a year in T20 International cricket. At the same time, in international cricket, Suryakumar Yadav became the second batsman to score 1000 runs in a year and before him this amazing was the opening batsman of Pakistan cricket team in the year 2021, Mohd. Rizwan did it. Not only this, in the year 2022, he also became the first batsman in the world to complete 1000 runs in T20 International cricket.
India vs Zimbabwe: Suryakumar Yadav creates history, becomes first Indian batsman to do so
Captains read ballads in praise of Surya
Team India captain Rohit Sharma praised Surya and said that the way he is batting, he is praiseworthy. His confidence while batting is worth watching. It is very beneficial for the team. Zimbabwe captain Erwin also could not live without praising Surya’s batting. He said that we could have given less runs in the last few overs, but Surya batted very well. Our bowlers tried to bowl wide yorkers to him in the last over, but we were not successful.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 06, 2022, 17:47 IST