IND v ENG 3rd T20I: SuryaKumar Yadav becomes 5th Indian to score T20I century

While India was attempting to chase down a massive total of 216 against England, Suryakumar Yadav has single-handedly put them back on track.


India was striving to catch up to England’s total after Suryakumar Yadav earned his first century in T20 International cricket. This happened when India’s top-order collapsed. India was six wickets down and Yadav tried to lead his team to victory.

With this century, Yadav joined Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, KL Rahul, and Deepak Hooda as the only fifth Indian batsman to reach a century in a T20I match.

Yadav has also successfully reached 500 T20I runs during the game, doing it at a strike rate higher than 170.

India started off aiming for a lofty 216, but were startled when they lost the big three—Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, and Virat Kohli—early on. However, Yadav and Shreyas Iyer worked brilliantly together and put England on the verge of collapse with a stand of more than 100 runs. Up until Yadav’s dismissal in the penultimate over, when India lost by 17 runs, they were still in the game.

In the third and final T20 International on Sunday, England chose to bat and finished with a score of 215 for 7. Liam Livingstone contributed with 42 not out and Jason Roy with 27, while Dawid Malan led the way with a 39-ball 77 and posted the second-highest total.