port of Spain. Team India has won the third T20 match by 7 wickets on the basis of superb batting led by Suryakumar Yadav. In this way, the team has taken a 2-1 lead in the 5-match series. Suryakumar was dismissed after scoring 76 off 44 balls. Hit 8 fours and 4 sixes. Playing first in the match, West Indies scored 164 runs for 5 wickets. Opener batsman Kyle Meyers scored a half-century. In reply, India achieved the target for 3 wickets in 19 overs. However, Team India also suffered a setback in the match. Captain Rohit Sharma retired hurt after scoring just 11 runs.
Chasing the target, the Indian team started well. Rohit Sharma scored 11 runs in 5 balls. Hit a four and a six. But he retired hurt due to hamstring, then the team’s score was 19 runs. After this, Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer laid the foundation of victory by sharing half-century for the second wicket. Suryakumar completed his half-century off 26 balls. He reached here by hitting a six off Aqeel Hussain’s ball. Hit 6 fours and 3 sixes.
100 runs in the 11th over
Team India’s 100 runs were completed in the 11th over. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer fell victim to Aqeel Hussain after scoring 24 runs off 27 balls. He hit 2 fours. After this Rishabh Pant landed. He hit fours and sixes as soon as he came. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav fell victim to Dominic Drakes after scoring 76 runs. Pandya was dismissed after scoring 4 runs. Pant remained unbeaten on 33 off 26 balls and Deepak Hooda on 10 off 7 balls.
Kyle Meyers’ half century
Earlier, West Indies scored 164 for 5 with opener batsman Kyle Meyers’ half-century. Meyers scored 73 runs in 50 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes, apart from adding 57 for the first wicket with Brandon King (20) and 50 for the second wicket with captain Nicholas Pooran (23). Bhuvneshwar Kumar was India’s most successful bowler, taking 2 wickets for 35 runs. Hardik Pandya, while bowling economical, took one wicket for just 19 runs in 4 overs. Avesh Khan once again proved to be extremely expensive. He conceded 47 runs in 3 overs while he did not get any success.
46 runs in first 6 overs
Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bowl. West Indies batsmen once again targeted the charge. In his first and third over of the innings, Myers hit fours and sixes in successive deliveries. Meyers, adopting an aggressive attitude, also hit two fours on Bhuvneshwar and then welcomed Pandya with a six. Meyers, along with Brandon King, took the team’s score to 46 runs in the powerplay. Meyers also hit two fours on R Ashwin, but Pandya got the 50th T20 International wicket by bowling King (20), who scored a half-century in the second match. In the middle overs between Ashwin and Pandya, the run-rate was curbed, but could not stop Meyers. Myers completed his half-century in 38 balls with a six on Ashwin.
Shimron Hetmyer (20) hit 19 runs in the 19th over with two consecutive sixes on Avesh, while Rovman Powell (23) hit Arshdeep for two consecutive fours in the final over. Arshdeep got Powell caught by Hooda while Hetmyer was run out.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 03, 2022, 01:01 IST