The Indian team under the captaincy of Surya Kumar Yadav won the first match of the five match T20 series against Australia by 2 wickets. In this match, Surya showed his magic with the bat and played a brilliant match-winning innings of 80 runs off 42 balls with a strike rate of 190. In this match, the Indian team had a target of 209 runs to win, which they achieved in 19.5 overs. Surya Kumar also hit four brilliant sixes during his innings after which he became part of the special club along with Virat Kohli in T20 Internationals.
Became the fourth player to hit 100 sixes as a middle-order batsman.
Surya Kumar Yadav has now become the fourth T20I player to hit 100 sixes while playing in the middle order. Before Suriya, only three players have been able to achieve this feat, the first of which is former England captain Eoin Morgan, who hit 120 sixes in 107 innings while playing in the middle order. Second is Virat Kohli who has hit 106 sixes in 98 innings while playing as a middle-order batsman in T20 Internationals, followed by David Miller who has 105 sixes in 98 innings. Innings Now the name of Surya Kumar Yadav has come to the fourth position in this list, who has completed 100 sixes in 47 innings while playing in the middle order in the T20 International format.
In the T20 International format, Surya Kumar has also had the opportunity to play as an opening batsman in four innings during which he has scored 135 runs at an average of 33.75 including eight sixes. Surya has so far scored 16 half-centuries in T20 Internationals.
Highest score as an Indian player in a captaincy debut match
In this match, Suryakumar Yadav also claimed the record of highest score in the debut match as Indian captain. Surya scored 80 runs in that match, a record previously held by KL Rahul, who scored 62 runs in his first match as captain in a T20I match against Afghanistan. So far, only these two players have scored half-centuries in T20Is on their debut as captain for the Indian team.
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