Suryakumar Yadav made full use of the big opportunity on Thursday after getting picked in the playing XI for the fourth T20I against England. Suryakumar slammed a fifty in his first innings to slam a fifty on his first innings. He took 28 balls to reach the milestone. Also Read – LIVE India vs England 4th T20I Live Cricket Score Ahmedabad: Bhuvi Removes Buttler Cheaply, India Spoil England’s Start in 186 Chase
Suryakumar, who replaced Ishan Kishan in the playing XI, was promoted to bat at no 3 over skipper Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. Surya became the fifth Indian to score a 50 plus score on the first T20I innings as the other batters on the list are Ajinkya Rahane, Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma and Robin Uthappa. Also Read – IND vs ENG 4th T20I: Ben Stokes Takes a Stunning Catch to Send Hardik Pandya Back to Pavilion | Watch
Suryakumar, who made his debut for India in the 2nd T20I against England, didn’t get a chance to bat in the game as the hosts registered a comfortable 7-wicket win. Surya was dropped from the third game to make way for experienced opener Rohit Sharma. Also Read – Not Out or Out? Suryakumar Yadav Falls Prey to Inconclusive Catch; Umpire’s Soft Signal Stirs Controversy in 4th T20I
A 28-ball 5⃣0⃣ for @surya_14kumar! 👏👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 18, 2021
The 30-year-old announced his arrival at the international stage with a six. The stylish batsman played a pull shot against Jofra Archer to slam a maximum.
How to announce your arrival 101 👀
— ICC (@ICC) March 18, 2021
The Mumbaikar also became the first Indian to slam a six on his first ball of T20I cricket among the Test cricket nation.
Earlier, England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat first. The visitors currently lead the series 2-1 and are one win away from sealing a series win.
Indian opener KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma failed to score big once again in the series and score 14 and 12 runs respectively. While skipper Virat Kohli also fell cheaply and score just 1 run before getting stumped on Adil Rashid’s delivery.
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