T20 World Cup: Suryakumar special aids India top of the group, England awaits in semifinals. ISB Digital Transformation Programme – Training professionals in making their organizations future-ready. T20 World Cup: Suryakumar Yadav’s blitzkrieg lifts India down to 186/5 against Zimbabwe Suryakumar Yadav is the second batter to make 1000 T20I runs during the calendar year. Suryakumar Yadav (R) and Axar Patel quit the field following their innings.
MELBOURNE: Suryakumar Yadav Reaffirmed his standing for being a magician of short formats by putting on another stunning performance in the match as India beat Zimbabwe with 71 runs in Zimbabwe on Sunday, setting up the T20 World Cup semifinal date with the formidable England. Surya, who has equaled the unbeatable Virat Kohli stroke-for-stroke in the current World Cup, smashed an unbeaten 61 off just 25 balls to make India’s impressive total of 186 in 5. The depth of Zimbabwe’s batting was not enough to beat the score, and they were bowled out for 115 runs in 17.2 overs. Ravichandran Ashwin (3/22) is enjoying an enjoyable day at work. Advertisement Keep Axar Patel (1/40 in 3.2 overs), and all else Indian bowlers were on the mark and between wickets played in one of most brutal matches of this world championship. Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Shami took two wickets each, and Arshdeep Singh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took wickets each. Suryakumar Yadav can’t do anything wrong in the shape his Indian batter is currently in the moment, at least it suggests that. Mr. 360 has been tested times and repeatedly proven it and always showed into action when his team required him most. India ended up top of group 2 and will take on their Fourth T20 World Cup semifinal (after 2007 and 2014, respectively) with Jos Buttler’s England in Adelaide on November 10. If Kohli on October 23 was a star who lit up the MCG by delivering a knock to the record books, the game on November 6 was a rock concert in which Surya’s shadow increased with each successive stroke. Zimbabwe speedster Blessing Muzarabani, who was struck for several boundaries, saw the ball fall off his fingers during his run-up step. He was shaking and worried. Indian cricket is a sport that has witnessed many wrists that are supple; however, flexible wrists paired with brutal strength are rare. Surya is truly one of a kind. In the last game of Sunday’s tournament, He reiterated his place as the world’s top one T20 batter with the help of six fours and four sixes. The final five overs produced more than 79 runs, and most of these were scored by the Mumbaikar. The unintentional ramp shot to help left-armer Richard Nagarava’s full-toss in front of third-man sprint sweep in the square following the speed of the delivery, or the massive inside-out loft over the extra coverage of Tendai Chatara. Surya was classy with every and each shot. However, the most memorable ones were the last sweeps in slogs off Ngarava when Surya took the deliveries out of the off-stump and dropped them on the fine leg. If that wasn’t enough, he clinched an over-six fine leg. Zimbabwe’s slow bowlers – left-arm spinners Wellington Masakadza (0/12 in 2 overs), Sikandar Raza (1/18 in just three overs), and Sean Williams (2/9 in just two overs) was a great job between overs 7 and 15 in which they literally shut down the legendary Virat Kohli (26 off 25 balls). However, Surya and Hardik Pandya (18 off 18 balls) added 65 runs in 5.5 overs to take away the hard work put in by Craig Ervine’s slower bowlers. The blessing of Muzarabani (0/50 in four overs), Ngarava (1/44 in 4 overs), and Tendai Chatara (0/34 in 4 overs) resulted in 138 runs across the 12 overs that they played. The pull-shot, which through the years earned a number of awards, was a major factor in Rohit Sharma “‘s (15) plight was once more exposed because he was a little late to take a quick shot by Muzarabani and got caught near his square leg boundary. Kohli was able to move in with a purposeful pace, and the first shot by Muzarabani was taken off his legs to create an edge. However, the standard “hold your pose” shot was a whip of the short arm from spinner Wellington Masakadza but did get stuck against Zimbabwean spinners’ post-Powerplay. Veteran Williams finally did get his man when the batter stepped close enough to the ball on the drive lofted drive to get hit by the long-off. After playing a debut over first from Richard Ngarava, KL Rahul (51 off 35) eventually teed off with a six-back square from that same bowler and, from then on, looked an entirely different player until when he reached his second fifty in the tournament. A back-cut from Muzarabani made him feel confident before he jumped into Ryan Burl’s short-pitched shots. The first one was a six-over lengthy-on and the second slog-sweep dropped inside the ropes. A straight third-six into the sight screen from Sikandar Raza’s long-hop earned his second fifty from 33 deliveries. However, an additional one on a long off led to his demise. Rishabh Pant’s (2)’s confidence following the drop was waning, and it was evident when Rishabh Pant (2) left the field quickly after Surya changed the direction of the match.