Suryakumar Yadav’s first international fifty, followed by an economical bowling display from Hardik Pandya helped India hold the fourth T20I against England with a small margin of eight tracks on Thursday.
Suryakumar, who hit Joffra Archer for a six in the first ball he faced in international cricket, hit six fours and three sixes in his 31-ball 57 to score the best for India.
After leaving Suryakumar, Shrias Ayer’s 37 balls of 18 balls propelled 185/8 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In response, England was suspended at 177 for eight in its full quota of overs.
While Hardick chose two, while allowing only 16 tracks in his spell, Shardul Thakur finished with 3/42. India skipper They grow kohli praised Suryakumar and Hardik for their clinical results.
“A special mention of Surya, he hit extremely well in his first game. Like Ishan. They are pretty fearless as they played in IPL. Then we don’t have the T20I, so I want the boys to be confident and get out of it very strongly. We were quite clinical with the ball, “he said.
Collie also revealed the reason for his absence on the field in the last few years. “I ran for a ball and threw it, but I just piled up my leg a bit and didn’t want to turn it into a jingle or an injury. We have another game in two days and I made the smart decision to go out,” he said.
The winning captain also commented on the much-discussed third referee call in the game. Suryakumar was released after finding no “convincing evidence” to rule against the “soft signal”.
“There was a case during the test series when I was next to Jinx and he obviously caught the ball, but he wasn’t sure, so we went upstairs. If it’s half and a half effort and the outfielder doubts, there’s no way the referee from the square foot can see it clearly.
The soft signal becomes so important and difficult. I don’t know why there can’t be a “I don’t know” call with the referees. It’s similar to the referee’s call. These are decisions that can change the course of the game, especially in these big ones. “Today we were on the host side, and tomorrow it could be another team,” he said.