Suryakumar Yadav oversaw Team India’s stunning triumph over Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I of the bilateral series on Saturday at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. India, led by Hardik Pandya, finished ahead of Sri Lanka in the series decider in Rajkot thanks to the on-song batter’s superb performance. After Rahul Tripathi’s crucial cameo, Suryakumar partnered with opener Shubman Gill to help India get off to a thrilling start in the powerplay, and the two batsmen laid the foundation for a match-winning total in Rajkot.

Gill’s maiden T20I half-century was missed, but Suryakumar managed to maintain his undefeated streak and smash his third century in the shortest format of the game. India, led by Pandya, reached a massive total of 228/5 in 20 overs thanks to Suryakumar’s outstanding 112* from 51 balls innings. Indian skipper Pandya hailed Suryakumar for his great batting performance at the awards ceremony.

“He tends to surprise everyone every time he bats, in my view. He’s only showing us how easy hitting is. Based on how he bats, he plays a shot that would make me lose confidence if I were bowling to him. He has pulled off several dupes “Pandya stated. Yuzvendra Chahal and Umran Malik shared four wickets to eliminate Sri Lanka for 137 in 16.4 overs after Suryakumar had guided India to a big total, while pacer Arshdeep Singh claimed three victims.

Top batter Suryakumar was named Player of the Match for his superb at-bats. For his short cameo in India’s triumph against Sri Lanka in the series finale, Tripathi also drew praise from acting skipper Pandya. Questions regarding Suryakumar, who has been India’s go-to hitter in the shortest format, and direction were directed at the Indian all-rounder. “Rahul Tripathi deserves special praise because even though the ball was moving, he had a tremendous purpose. And SKY carried out his action. He knows what to do, therefore you don’t need to give him any instructions. We talk about any situations when he is hesitant, but most of the time he knows what to do “Pandya threw in.