India were looking at a score of 170 in their second game against Hong Kong. However, Suryakumar Yadav’s arrival changed everything.
His brutal assault on the rival bowlers in India’s second match of the Asia Cup 2022 took the total to 192/2 in 20 overs.
The 31-year-old amassed 26-ball 68 with six fours and as many sixes at the Dubai International Stadium.
He scored 26 runs off the last 6 balls bowled by Haroon Arshad. The right-handed batter hit four sixes and took two runs to complete the big over for the Men in Blue.
He now holds the record of scoring the most runs by Indians in the 20th over in T20Is. Yadav surpassed Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar and himself in the record list.
Most runs by Indians in 20th over in T20Is
26 – Suryakumar Yadav v HK, today
19 – Rohit Sharma v WI, 2018
19 – Deepak Chahar v NZ, 2021
19 – Suryakumar Yadav v WI, 2022
Apart from him, Virat Kohli finally showed his class, scoring 59 off 44 balls. The two shared a 98-run partnership off 45 balls.