Suryakumar Yadav’s 22-ball half-century helped India post 192/2 in 20 overs against Hong Kong, a match-winning total as Rohit Sharma & Co. won by 40 runs. Suryakumar’s unbeaten 68 off 26 balls propelled India’s innings in the final five overs. Surya hit six fours and six sixes, including four in the penultimate over when he hit Haroon Arshad for 26 runs.
Virat Kohli appreciated Suryakumar’s sensational knock the best. At the other end, Kohli got the best view of his partner’s hammering. Surya was dismissed for 18 against Pakistan after appearing roughed up. Yesterday’s inning was different. Suryakumar batted with panache, elegance, and domination on a slow surface, earning the 360-degree accolade.
When Suryakumar hit the fourth six in the last over, Kohli came up and placed his arms around him, nearly celebrating. Kohli bowed to Suryakumar when Hong Kong’s batting ended following a dismal final five overs.
As Kohli headed towards Suryakumar, the camera caught the former India captain pointing to the change room and mouthing “Kya Hai Yeh”
“Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav smile. During the 98-run combination, he scored runs “Scott Styris noted on-air.
Suryakumar was named Player of the Match for getting his sixth fifty and India’s sixth-fastest in T20Is. Suryakumar’s 26 runs off the last over are the second-most by an Indian in a T20I. Suryakumar and Rohit each blasted 26 sixes after Yuvraj’s 6 off Stuart Broad. Like Kohli, Rohit admired Surya’s strokes after the match.
“Suryakumar’s innings today will be short. Occasionally, he knocks. With his confidence, he’ll bat recklessly, and some of the shots he played today are new “he stated.