During the second Twenty20 International between India and South Africa, Suryakumar Yadav smashes two significant benchmarks.

Suryakumar Yadav, a standout for Team India, had a brilliant performance in the second Twenty20 international of the series against South Africa. In Guwahati, he hit the ball around the mark to get a half-century in 18 balls. Before being run out by South Africa captain Temba Bavuma, the explosive Indian batsman scored 61 off only 22 deliveries, smashing five fours and as many sixes in the process.

During his innings in Guwahati, Suryakumar also accomplished two enormous feats, becoming the third-fastest Indian to accumulate 1000 runs in T20Is. In the shortest version of the game, the 32-year-old hitter achieved the four-figure barrier in his 31st innings, behind only Virat Kohli and KL Rahul.

Suryakumar scored the third-fastest half-century by an Indian in the T20 format as he was on his way to an explosive knock in the 2nd T20I, reaching another fantastic milestone. In the game’s 17th over, the right-handed hitter hit a monster six off Wayne Parnell to reach his fiftieth run.

India produced a massive total of 237/3 in 20 overs, putting on a brilliant display for the crowd in Guwahati. India got off to a hot start thanks to openers KL Rahul (61) and Rohit Sharma (43) after Temba Bavuma requested the hosts to play after winning the toss.

Following Suryakumar’s departure, Dinesh Karthik gave a flawless finish by remaining unbeaten on 17 off 7 deliveries while slamming four and two sixes. Kohli also stayed undefeated at 49.

India, which has a 1-0 series lead after three games, will try to hand South Africa their first-ever series loss on Indian soil.