Suryakumar Yadav stunned everyone the other night with his batting prowess against Hong Kong when he smashed 68 runs off just 26 balls comprising 6 sixes and 4 fours. The innings received a lot of pats on the back from the Mumbai batter and Virat Kohli was the one to bow down to him for his fantastic innings.
India eventually won the match by 40 runs and qualified for the Super Fours round. Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav joined hands to produce an unbeaten partnership of 98 runs for the third wicket in the first innings. Post-match, the Delhi-born had a quick chat with the player of the match, Yadav and asked if he wanted to hit 6 sixes in an over.
This comes after Suryakumar Yadav smashed the first three balls of the final over of the first innings for maximums. Fans hoped that he would eventually end up smashing six sixes in an over and the Hong Kong bowlers prevented it by coming up with a short ball.
The Mumbai batter replied cheekily saying that he doesn’t want to get past Yuvraj Singh’s record. The Indian veteran then recalled the left-hander’s six sixes against Stuart Broad and praised him for the same.
“I was trying my best. But, let’s not get past Yuvi paa,” Yadav said to which Kohli replied, “That was a magical over, especially against Broad. That was stunning.”
Of two stellar knocks, a dominating partnership, mutual admirations & much more 💥👌
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India through to the Super Fours round:
Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and India have qualified for the Super Fours round and the winner of the Pakistan and Hong Kong match on Friday (September 2) will join the other three. India will look to defend their title, but won’t be that easy as Afghanistan are in super form. Defeating Afghanistan will be a bigger task and the Men in Blue will have to toil hard.
The top two from the Super Fours will make it to the finals of the Asia Cup 2022 and fans are speculating that it will be the India – Pakistan clash once again.