Cassian Baliarsingh

After watching the 360-degree batting display by Suryakumar Yadav in the Men's T20 World Cup, every cricket fan now will admit ‘The SKY has no limit’.

The Mr. 360 slammed a brilliant 68 off just 40 balls under challenging circumstances to help India post a decent 133/9 against South Africa in Group 2 match of Super 12s at Perth Stadium on Sunday.

On a pacy, bouncy pitch, where India’s top batters like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were made to look ordinary, 
Suryakumar fought hard, hitting six fours and three sixes at a strike-rate of 170 to bring up his 11th T20I fifty.

In T20I in 2022, Suryakumar Yadav slammed 8 fifties, and 1 hundred with Average of 42.5 and strike rate of 183.69. In just 26 innings this year in T20I, he has made a whopping 935 runs. 

He timed his shots well and shared a stand of 52 for the sixth wicket with Dinesh Karthik.

Suryakumar continued to play his shots and got his fifty in 30 balls with a straight drive past mid-on off Ngidi.

His sublime stay continued when he slammed a baseball-style smash off Rabada over the bowler's head for four. 

Former batsman heaped praises on Suryakumar and said, “India were 50 for 5, from there on, if he can get 60 odd from 40 balls on this type of pitch, I have not seen a better knock than this. This probably is the best T20I innings played by an Indian.”

Similarly, many other former cricketers also heaped praises on Suryakumar as India struggles to restrict South Africa against the win in Perth. 

Brief Scores: India 133/9 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 68; Lungi Ngidi 4/29, Wayne Parnell 3/15) against South Africa