The Jammu and Kashmir pacer was costly, conceding a total of 106 runs, but his blistering pace had a significant influence on the series.
Team India won the three-match series 2-1 over Sri Lanka after a 91-run victory in the third Twenty20 International on Saturday. Suryakumar Yadav’s heroics with the bat, which led Team India to 228/5, will be remembered. Apart from him, the bowling unit performed admirably, dismissing the visitors for 137. The series will be remembered for a number of achievements, including Axar Patel’s all-round performance and Shivam Mavi’s outstanding international debut, in which he took four wickets. However, the excellent performance of rookie bowler Umran Malik, who took seven wickets in three matches, completely wowed the audience.
The Jammu and Kashmir pacer was costly, conceding a total of 106 runs, but his blistering pace had a significant influence on the series. Umran also broke the 155 kmph barrier during the second T20I, the fastest speed for an Indian bowler. Ajay Jadeja, a former India cricketer, complimented Umran and likened him to India pace icon Javagal Srinath.
“The way he is bowling at the moment, running in, there isn’t a bowler in India that I have seen for a very long time. Srinath was the last one I recall. This guy has something special, so utilise him as he is. You bring Umran Malik when the tail appears. “He’ll get you three wickets there and finish the game 8/10 times,” Jadeja stated on Cricbuzz.
In the encounter, Suryakumar demonstrated his unrivalled prowess in the shortest format yet again with a brilliant century as India defeated Sri Lanka by 91 runs in the third T20I in Rajkot on Saturday to record a stunning series triumph.
Surya hit a spectacular 112 not-out off 51 balls for his third T20I century, propelling the side to a commanding 228 for five and making life easy for his bowlers. Throughout, he played with the Sri Lankan bowlers, hitting fours and maximums at whim and in his customary fashion all over the ground to record his third century in the format.
The Indian bowlers then dominated, dismissing Sri Lanka for 137 runs to win the series 2-1. Both sides will now face each other in the first ODI of the three-match series on Tuesday.