SKY lights up third T20I with blistering hundred

India won the T20I series against Sri Lanka, winning the third and final game in Rajkot by 91 runs thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s match-winning unbeaten tonne. Suryakumar Yadav’s undefeated century helped India beat Sri Lanka by 91 runs in the third and final Twenty20 international in Rajkot, giving the hosts a 2-1 series lead.

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Yadav struck 112 not out in 51 balls, striking seven fours and nine sixes as India set Sri Lanka a total of 229 after deciding to bat first. Yadav smashed his third T20 century in 45 balls, demonstrating why he is the world’s top-ranked men’s batsman in the format.

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In response, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 137, with Arshdeep Singh taking three wickets and Hardik Pandya, Umran Malik, and Yuzvendra Chahal each taking two. The triumph occurred after India won the first T20 by two runs, while Sri Lanka won the second game by 16 runs.

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When India chose to bat, Ishan Kishan was out in the first over, but Rahul Tripathi hit 35 off 16 balls to give the innings impetus. Shubman Gill contributed 46 points on 36 balls. But the momentum shifted when Yadav arrived at the crease. He crushed the Lankan bowling assault with seven fours and nine sixes.

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His run to three figures was the second fastest for India after Rohit Sharma (35 balls) against Sri Lanka in 2017. Yadav and Gill combined for 111 runs off 53 balls for the third wicket. Gill went out in the 15th over, and India also lost skipper Hardik Pandya (4) and Deepak Hooda (4). (4). But it didn’t matter since Yadav raced over 200 in 18 overs.

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He became the first non-opening batsman to record three T20 hundred, the others coming last year against England and New Zealand. During practice, I put pressure on myself to do well in games,” Yadav said. I attempted to target the shorter limits. The coach (Rahul Dravid) lets me have fun and encourages me to express myself.”

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Axar Patel hit 21 not out off nine balls to complete the onslaught. Sri Lanka’s reply got off to a quick start, with Kusal Mendis (23) and Pathum Nissanka (15) adding 44 off 29 balls. However, when Patel gained the breakthrough to eliminate Mendis, Sri Lanka lost wickets at regular intervals.

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Dasun Shanaka smashed 23 off 17 balls, including two sixes, while Dhananjaya de Silva hit 22 off 14 balls, but six batsmen failed to reach double figures. Arshdeep overcame his last game’s no-ball troubles to produce 3-20 off 16 balls. On Tuesday, the sides will begin a three-match one-day international series in Guwahati.

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