WI vs IND: Who won 3rd T20I between India and West Indies?
Updated on: Aug 9, 2023 12:01 pm IST
In a scintillating display of batting prowess, Suryakumar Yadav returned to form with a dazzling knock of 83 runs off 44 balls, propelling India to a convincing seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the third T20I at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Tuesday, August 8.
WI vs IND 3rd T20I Match Report
Opting to bowl first after losing the toss, India’s bowling attack led by Kuldeep Yadav restricted the West Indies to a total of 159/5. Kuldeep Yadav showcased his spin mastery, claiming impressive figures of 3/28. West Indies skipper Rovman Powell provided a formidable resistance with an unbeaten 40 off 19 balls.
India’s chase was anchored by the sensational Suryakumar Yadav, who demonstrated his exquisite strokeplay and aggressive intent from the outset. Despite the early loss of debutant Yashasvi Jaiswal for 1, Suryakumar quickly found his rhythm, dispatching the West Indies bowlers with precision. Shubman Gill’s departure for 6 was a minor setback, but it didn’t deter Suryakumar’s onslaught.
Suryakumar’s innings was a showcase of power and innovation, as he dispatched 10 fours and four sixes during his stay at the crease. The Mumbai batsman reached his half-century off a mere 23 balls, leaving the West Indies bowlers struggling to contain his attacking onslaught. His innings was cut short by a surprising full toss from Alzarri Joseph, but his impact was undeniable.
Tilak Varma (49 not out off 37 balls) partnered with Suryakumar in an 87-run stand for the third wicket, further solidifying India’s grip on the match. Varma’s calculated innings and skipper Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 20 off 15 balls ensured a smooth victory for the Indian team.
The West Indies, batting first, got off to a promising start with openers Brandon King (42 off 42) and Kyle Mayers (25 off 20) adding 55 runs. However, India’s bowlers, spearheaded by Kuldeep Yadav and supported by Axar Patel and Mukesh Kumar, managed to curtail the West Indies’ momentum.
Despite Rovman Powell’s valiant effort to accelerate the innings with an unbeaten 40, the West Indies were restricted to a total of 159/5. India’s disciplined bowling and fielding efforts played a crucial role in limiting the West Indies’ batting lineup.
WI vs IND 3rd T20I Highlights
With this victory, India leveled the series 1-1, setting the stage for an exciting finale in the upcoming matches. The next two T20Is are scheduled to take place in Lauderhill, Florida on August 12 and 13, promising more exhilarating cricket action as both teams vie for supremacy.
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