Yadav's sensational 76-run knock helps India to lead the series

India now leads the Five match Series 21, with the cricket caravan heading to Florida, USA for the final two games of the series.

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Suryakumar Yadav showed his incredible batting skill with a superb 76 as India galloped to a seven-wicket win towards the West Indies here in the third T20 International on Tuesday.

Basseterre (Saint Kitts and Nevis), 2 August: Suryakumar Yadav showed his incredible repartee with a superb 76 as India galloped to a seven-wicket win over the West Indies in their third T20 International here on Tuesday. India now leads the five-game series 2-1, with the cricket caravan heading to Florida, USA, for the final two games of the series.
While more than 147 in a T20I on the Warner Park floor had never been chased, Suryakumar decided to change that script in a 44-ball knock when India short-edited the 165-run goal in 19 overs. Shreyas Iyer (24 of 26 balls) was a super accomplice at the other end in a score of 86 as they made the goal look easier than it really was, and that too on a ground that didn't look friendly the first time part of the sport.
After a brief dry spell following his first T20I hundred at Nottingham, Suryakumar was back in his element and this time in an unfamiliar position as the opener he has played throughout the collection. It was another 360-degree effort that validated his flexibility, talent and hand-eye coordination and multifaceted way of working. There had been eight fours and four sixes in his knock.
There was a gorgeous lofted six via extra cover from Alzarri Joseph which will be hard to forget as he held his pose for several seconds after the execution. It was shot six by the same bowler and the ramp shot with pace and bounce, a pull down the deep mid-wicket, and a cross-batted hit down the mid-on fielder.
There was a slog sweep down the square leg against thrifty left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein to complete his half-century. Halfway through, the score was 96 for no loss, although skipper Rohit Sharma (11) retired injured with a back pull.
Suryakumar was sent off and India controlled the game with Rishabh Pant (33 balls out of 26) putting the finishing touches. After Rohit won a good throw and settled into the field, his bowling session remained disciplined for the most part before Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh's relative inexperience saw West Indies put up a competitive 164 for 5.
The final two overs yielded 27 runs courtesy of Shimron Hetmyer (20 from 12) and Rovman Powell (23 from 14). The revelation in India's bowling attack was Hardik Pandya, who successfully capitalized on the change of tempo, mixing his cutters and slowers with occasional block hole supplies, which was King.
After half a century in the final game, King looked raspy during his run-a-ball 20 before Pandya shut him down. His ultimate numbers of 4-0-19-1 with 12 point balls were definitely crucial in the ultimate context of the innings. On the center overs, Ravichandran Ashwin (4-0-26-0) was also spectacular as he also had a dozen point balls to his credit.
Deepak Hooda, reinstated in the winning XI in place of Ravindra Jadeja, threw a gentle rollover with the all-new ball, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-0-35-2) was regular as if he were always on the ball events.
He removed Pooran with more pace and bounce, after which he eliminated the damaging Mayer with a fuller offer that grabbed, with Rishabh Pant making every catch.