In Indore ODI against Australia, Suryakumar Yadav, batting at number six, demonstrated his prowess with a stunning innings. He notched up his fourth fifty in ODI cricket, his second consecutive one, in an impressive fashion. Yadav’s fifty came off just 25 deliveries, showcasing a wide range of shots and his power-hitting abilities.
Suryakumar Yadav’s position in the ODI team had been under scrutiny, but in the last two matches, he has risen to the occasion. Both of his fifties came at crucial moments when the team needed him to prove his worth in the ODI format. At one point, he was struggling at three runs off eight balls, but he quickly accelerated to reach his fifty.
In the 44th over, facing Cameron Green, Yadav unleashed a display of power-hitting, smashing four consecutive sixes. His first six was a classic flick over deep backward square leg, sending the ball sailing into the stands. He followed it up with a scoop over fine leg for his second six of the over, clearing the boundary by a long margin. His third six off Green was elegantly struck over deep extra cover, and he concluded the onslaught with a flick over deep mid-wicket for his fourth six.
Here is the video of the onslaught from Suryakumar Yadav:
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Cameron Green, recognizing the danger, wisely bowled outside Yadav’s range to prevent a fifth consecutive six. Nevertheless, he conceded 26 runs in the over, making him the most expensive bowler in the game. In this match, Australia decided to rest their star bowlers, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, opting to experiment with other bowling options.
India posted a formidable total of 399/5, with Suryakumar Yadav finishing unbeaten on 72 off just 37 balls. Australia now faces a daunting task of chasing down 400 runs to level the series.
Suryakumar Yadav’s explosive innings garnered significant attention and reactions from cricket fans on social media.
— John Wright (@johnwright15) September 24, 2023
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) September 24, 2023
The success of Surya Kumar Yadav in ODI format should go to Captain Rohit Sharma and Coach Rahul dravid almost everyone wanted sky to be dropped from the team but they were the ones who backed Surya. pic.twitter.com/wbVYMVbIHe
— Ansh Shah (@asmemesss) September 24, 2023
Surya isn’t just a cricketer, he is box-office superhit cinema which you can watch on repeat for years with no regret. pic.twitter.com/N7Txai3919
— David. (@CricketFreakD3) September 24, 2023
— Amanda Wellington (@amandajadew) September 24, 2023
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 24, 2023
All 4 batters have done extremely well, Supperb centuries by @ShubmanGill & @ShreyasIyer15
After that @klrahul & @surya_14kumar brilliant innings was icing on a cake.#INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/plWYEqht5n
— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) September 24, 2023
Rohit Sharma and Gill opening, Kohli, Iyer and Rahul at middle, Surya dada finishing. Hardik and Jadeja all round duo, Kuldeep magic, Shami, Siraj and Bumrah trio.
Who will stop us from winning the world cup?
— Vishal. (@SPORTYVISHAL) September 24, 2023
This is India’s highest score against Australia in ODIs. pic.twitter.com/GCXiLl04mu
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 24, 2023
Well, this #SKY innings is also a proof of how trust and belief in someone’s ability can actually help them to overcome whatever’s stopping them. Imo, credit also goes to Rohit and Dravid for sticking with him #INDvAUS
— Surbhi Vaid (@vaid_surbhi) September 24, 2023