New Delhi: Ahead of the T20 World Cup, the Indian cricket team is going through a tough test in the bilateral T20 series. The first match of the T20 series that started against South Africa was played on Wednesday (September 29), in which Team India won by 8 wickets. In this match held in Thiruvananthapuram, a low score target was given, but the match was interesting.
The pitch of this ground was very difficult for batting, that's why South Africa could score only 106 runs. But, even on this difficult pitch, Team India's superstar batsman Suryakumar Yadav dominated, he beat the African bowlers fiercely. Suryakumar Yadav made 50 runs in just 33 balls in this match, which included 5 fours and 3 sixes. Suryakumar also played his trademark shots during this period. When he was present at the crease, it seemed as if he was batting on some other pitch, as the rest of the batsmen could not even stand on this pitch.
Let us tell you that ever since Surya's entry in Team India, his bat has been spewing runs fiercely. He brings a new style in every innings. So far in T20 cricket, Surya has scored 976 runs in 32 matches, he has 1 century and 8 half-centuries to his name. In the year 2022, Surya also scored the most runs in T20 International for Team India. In 2022, Suryakumar Yadav has scored 732 runs in 21 matches, during which his average has been more than 40. In the same year, he also has 1 century and 5 half-centuries to his name.
At the same time, if we talk about the competition, then after winning the toss in this match, Team India decided to bowl first, after which the bowlers of Team India broke as havoc on Africa. Half of South Africa's team had returned to the pavilion on a total score of just 9, from this shock the African batsmen could not recover in the whole match and the whole team could score only 106 runs in 20 overs. Arshdeep Singh took 3 wickets while bowling brilliantly for India, apart from him Harshal Patel and Deepak Chahar took 2-2 wickets. At the same time, Axar Patel got a wicket. In response, Team India achieved this target in the 17th over, India's opener KL Rahul also played an innings of 51 runs.