India on Tuesday made a strong comeback to the five match T20I series after winning the 3rd game. The Indian team on the back of this win reduced the deficit to 2-1 as the final leg of the tour moves to Florida. Indian batting unit finally clicked as they showed their dominance finally. The charge was led by Surya Kumar Yadav who dusted off his bad form to score 83 runs in 44 balls to drive the Indian team to a 7 wicket win with 13 balls left to play.
The story as it happened –
West Indies had won the first two games of the five match series to take a 2-0 lead. The third game saw Rovman Powell win the toss and elect to bat first. The home side made oine change as Roston Chase came in for Jason Holder. India made two changes as Kuldeep Yadav was back in for Ravi Bishnoi, while Yashasvi Jaiswal made his T20I debut coming in for Ishan Kishan.
SKY revs up the helicopter –
Surya Kumar Yadav came out to bat at number 3 at the fall of Jaiswal’s wicket. Yadav hadn’t really set the stage on fire with the bat so far this series. Tuesday, it was a different story as the 32 year old from Mumbai displayed his full repertoire of shots.
Yadav, was batting on 77 and facing off Alzarri Joseph when he got a ball on the right spot. SKY was quick to latch on to the loose ball on offer and played the perfect helicopter shot made famous by MS Dhoni to move to 83. While SKY was looking good for a century he was the very next ball when he was caught by King for 83 after having hit 10 fours and 4 sixes.
Surya Kumar Yadav opens up on his ODI form –
The 32 year old has been ruling the charts in the T20 format, but it is ODI form which is a worry. Considered a key player for India in the ODI World Cup, Yadav hasn’t reallt set up the ODI stage on fire like he has in the T20 format.
SKY addressed his form concerns in the ODI format while speaking to the media and said “ My ODI numbers are very poor and there is no shame in accepting in it. Being honest is very important. Rohit and Rahul have told me that this is a format you haven’t played a lot and you need to think about. We want you to play 45 to 50 ball ( if you are batting in last 15 to 18 overs), and you play accordingly”