The form batter Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli came to the rescue for the Indian team. Both batters played some good shots and made a partnership of 104 runs. This partnership helped the Indian team chase down the massive score of 187 runs. In the match played at Hydrabad against Australia, Kohli smashed 63 runs while Suryakumar smashed 69 runs. Team India wrapped up the innings by winning with 6 wickets in hand.
As the team ended on a high note, Skipper Rohit Sharma praised both the fabulous batters. It is due to both batters that India ended with 2-1 in the series. During the post-match conference, the team skipper said
“When it comes to Suryakumar, we all know the quality he has. He can play shots all over the ground and that is what makes him special. He has been really consistent with the bat. Whenever he got an opportunity, he played impactful innings. Every time, I see him, he has taken his game a notch higher. It is a good sign as a player. Today he was exceptional. We were two down in the powerplay. To come out and play like he played to take the game away from the opposition was great, Not to forget Virat on the other end. He got a crucial partnership with Suryakumar. It was great for us to get that kind of batsmanship from those two guys. When you chase 180, it is not easy, especially after losing two wickets. But they kept their calm and backed themselves, playing their shots. Good to watch it from outside as well.”
View on the death bowling problem
While talking, the Skipper has also talked about Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshar Kumar who have been talking recently. The duo has been leaking many runs for a good time now. Sharma however backed his teammates while saying
“I have been talking about how it is difficult for bowlers to come back from an injury. He (Harshal) missed cricket for close to two months. We have not really judged him on basis of his performances in these three games. We know his quality. He has bowled some tough overs for us in the past and for his franchise too. We believe in his quality. It is important to keep showing that faith. I am sure he is working on rectifying his mistakes. He is always working on his skills.”
The team India next will play against South Africa in 3 T20I.
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