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Staff India batter Suryakumar Yadav smacked his third T20I century at house as he toyed with the Sri Lankan bowling assault within the third and last match of the sequence on Saturday (January 7). Coming in at no. 4, Surya nicknamed as ‘SKY’ lit up the sky in Rajkot reaching the 100-run mark in simply 45 balls. He was in carnage mode as he smashed 8 maximums and 6 fours throughout this unbeaten knock of 122. Surya grew to become the primary participant to hit 3 T20I centuries exterior the opening slot. Clearly, Dasun Shanaka and co had been taken to the cleaners by the 32-year-old batting sensation of India.

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Suryakumar Yadav displayed his unmatched superiority but once more within the shortest format with a scintillating hundred as India outplayed Sri Lanka by 91 runs within the third T20I to safe a memorable sequence win on Saturday.

Surya struck a sensational 112 not out off 51 balls for his third T20I century and fired India to an imposing 228 for 5, making the job simpler for his bowlers. He toyed with the Sri Lankan bowlers all through, hitting fours and maximums at will and in his trademark method all throughout the bottom to notch his third century within the format.

The Indian bowlers then dominated as they skittled Sri Lanka for 137 in 16.4 overs to assert the sequence 2-1. Whereas the primary two matches had been neck and neck, India dominated the continuing with each ball and bat within the decider, which is sure to spice up the children’ morale.

Chasing the stiff goal, Pathum Nissanka (15) survived a first-ball attraction as he selected to evaluate a leg earlier than name off a Hardik Pandya supply. The 2 openers seemed up for the problem as they shared a brisk 44-run stand. Whereas Nissanka hit Arshdeep Singh (3/20) for a few fours within the second over, he slammed consecutive sixes off Pandya within the subsequent over.

With the pacers going for runs, Pandya launched spin within the type of Axar Patel (1/19) and the left-arm spinner took the wicket of Kusal Mendis (23). Arshdeep Singh then dismissed Nissanka within the subsequent over whereas Pandya received Avishka Fernando (1).

The wily Yuzvendra Chahal (2/30) was the subsequent bowler to assert a wicket within the type of Charith Asalanka (19) courtesy Shivam Mavi, who ran to his left from deep cowl to finish a wonderful catch.

The ever-increasing required run fee troubled the guests as they began discovering Indian fielders and gifting away their wickets. Umran Malik (2/31) impressed together with his uncooked tempo once more however India’s affair with extras continued because the bowlers bowled a no ball and 11 wides, together with 4 by Arshdeep.

Earlier, after finishing his fifty in 26 balls, Surya took solely 19 deliveries to succeed in the 100-run mark. He ended the innings in model, hitting a six and a 4 off Chamika Karunaratne (1/52) within the final over.

Shubman Gill (46), who didn’t transcend single digit scores within the earlier two matches, was cautious as he opened his account after taking part in 9 dots with a six, adopted by a 4 off Dilshan Madushanka (2/55) within the third over. Rahul Triptahi performed a 16-ball 35-run knock after Ishan Kishan (1) was despatched again within the first over.

As quickly as spin was launched, Tripathi focused Mahesh Theekshana (0/48) as he collected three fours from the fifth over. He scooped the primary one over sq. leg, performed the second to level and hit the third over mid-off. Tripathi assumed the function of the aggressor as he pummelled Karunaratne (1/52) for twin sixes earlier than perishing off a brief ball, caught at brief third.

India collected 53 for the lack of two wickets within the powerplay and whereas Gill continued to attain at a gradual tempo, Surya was at his easy finest. The world’s primary batter within the format seemed like a person from one other planet. He reached his half century by sending the ball to the boundary.

With Surya firing, Gill tried to up the ante on the different finish as effectively. He hit Wanindu Hasaranga (1/36) for a six however because the batter moved down the wicket to dispatch the ball for one more boundary, a leg-break received the higher of him to place an finish to a 111-run partnership.

Gill’s wicket noticed a change in momentum as India misplaced skipper Hardik Pandya (4) and all-rounder Deepak Hooda (4) in fast succession. In the meantime, it was enterprise as normal for Surya as he repeatedly timed the ball to perfection. He hit 9 sixes and 7 fours in his blazing knock. In the direction of the top, he discovered an in a position ally in Axar Patel (21 not out) because the duo took India over the 220-run mark. (With PTI inputs)