During the third T20I against the West Indies, Suryakumar Yadav was at the pinnacle of his spectacular form. He smashed an explosive 83 off only 44 balls to give India a seven-wicket victory over the home team in the crucial match on Tuesday at Providence Stadium in Guyana. India won the game, but they are still down 1-2 in the five-game series. All of the spectators applauded Suryakumar for his accomplishment. Surya, who scored a stunning knock of 10 fours and 4 sixes, was seen giving his shirt to a special fan after the victory. Surya gave his match-winning jersey to a wheelchair-bound fan he met. On that note, let’s look at three highlights from the second T20I that the fans found interesting. Scroll down to read IND vs WI 2023: 3 Fan Moment In 2nd T20I.
The fans in Guyana witnessed a SKY special in the 3rdT20I 💥
Not much later, they got to meet the Player of the matchhimself 😃👌
— BCCI (@BCCI)
IND vs WI 2023: 3 Fan Moment In 2nd T20I
On Sunday in Guyana, West Indies (WI) took a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series after surviving a significant scare against India in the second T20I.
Except for Tilak Varma, the visitors’ batting was remarkably similar to that of the first T20I. Up until Nicholas Pooran came to the crease, it appeared that the chase was going in one direction, but there were ups and downs after his dismissal that kept the game exciting.
Finally, WI was able to win the match with seven balls remaining thanks to Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph, who demonstrated how important batting depth is. India will undoubtedly reflect on the second T20I as yet another chance lost to start the series with a victory.
3 Fan Moment In 2nd T20I: Suryakumar Yadav’s run-out
Suryakumar Yadav came out to bat after Shubman Gill was dismissed for a shaky 7(9). After a disastrous ODI series, the No. 1 T20I batsman was ready to take on the opposition in what is probably his strongest format.
But that wasn’t to be, as Kyle Mayers interfered with a runout that significantly altered the game for the second time in the series. Ishan Kishan called for a risky single and moved the delivery to the leg side.
Suryakumar was caught short of the crease by a direct hit from Mayers, who reacted fast to the ball. Due to his inability to be saved by even a full-length dive, SKY had to leave after just 1(3). Had he found his rhythm, he might have led India to a respectable score.
Magical Mayers hits the Bulls Eye, once again 🎯
— FanCode (@FanCode)
Hardik Pandya’s double-wicket start
During the second T20I, Indian captain Hardik Pandya successfully advocated for himself to take the new ball. Hardik removed Brandon King from the game on the very first ball of the chase thanks to an outstanding catch by Suryakumar Yadav at covers.
King timed the catch quite well, and SKY held onto it wonderfully as it was traveling and fairly low. Johnson Charles quickly followed suit after India’s stellar start with WI at 2/2. If the decision to overturn Nicholas Pooran’s LBW call off Arshdeep Singh’s bowling had stood, things might have been much better.
Hardik not giving Chahal 18th over
When Nicholas Pooran was removed, WI still only needed 27 runs off the final six overs. Since he had superbly timed his innings and put WI so far ahead in the chase. However, what came next was an enormous batting collapse in which the hosts went from 126/4 to 129/8.
Yuzvendra Chahal’s 16th over, which added to the damage already done by Romario Shepherd getting run out, was a game-changer as he allowed just two runs while dismissing Jason Holder and Shimron Hetmyer.
It appeared almost obvious that Chahal would finish his fourth over immediately because 21 needed off of 18 balls. But Hardik Pandya took the perplexing decision to rest his wicket-taker. He decided and gave the next two overs to Arshdeep Singh and Mukesh Kumar. The decision was expensive. Hosein and Joseph seized the opportunity and successfully led WI to victory.
India will now play West Indies in the fourth T20I at Lauderhill in Florida on Saturday to tie the series at 2-2.