Suryakumar Yadav on Thursday joined his Indian teammate in Mumbai, Ishan Kishan, on an elusive list with his 57-pointer in his debut T20I inning during the fourth match of a five-game series against England at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Starting his international career with six of the first ball, Suryakumar faced 31 balls to score 57, tied with six limits and three sixes. With a tap, he became the fifth Indian batsman to score half a century in his debut inning T20I after Robin Utapa. Rohit Sharma,, Adjinkya Rahane and Ishan. His 57, however, missed Rahane’s long-standing record for the highest individual result in the debut passes in the form. Rahane had scored 61 in 2011.
However, Suryakumar debuted in the T20I last Sunday, in the second T20I against England, replacing Axar Patel, but was not given the opportunity to fight. He had been eliminated in the next match as India looked to fit Rohit Sharma into the squad. But he was re-elected for the fourth game, replacing the injured Ishan.
India are currently tracking the series by 1-2 after losing the opening and third game while both are chasing. Starting first and in the fourth game, India seeks to save the series.