IND vs AFG Match: Suryakumar Yadav rains fire on Afghanistan, also breaks Suresh Raina’s record.

IND vs AFG Match: Suryakumar Yadav rains fire on Afghanistan, also breaks Suresh Raina’s record.

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Right-handed batsman Suryakumar Yadav broke former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina’s record as he scored his sixth run in the first Super 8 match of the T20 World Cup 2024 against Afghanistan. Suryakumar Yadav has become the highest run-scorer for India in T20 International cricket on West Indies soil. Surya’s bat not only stopped at 6 runs, but he also scored a storming half-century and led Team India to a strong score. He came in to bat when India fell for two wickets at 54 runs.

Suryakumar Yadav completed his half-century against Afghanistan with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes in 27 balls. His strike rate during this period was 196.30. However, he was dismissed on the very next ball. Thus his strike rate was 189.29. He played a brilliant innings of 53 runs off 28 balls. Earlier, he also scored a half-century in the match against USA, but it came in around 50 balls. Its importance was also much higher, because the circumstances of that match were different and the pitch was very bad. There he played very carefully.

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Surya, famous for his supala shot, had scored 216 runs in T20 Internationals in West Indies before this match, but now he has reached 269 runs. So far, Suresh Raina held the record for most runs in T20I cricket in West Indies. He scored 221 runs, but now Suryakumar Yadav has overtaken him. The third position in the list is Rishabh Pant who has scored 194 runs and Rohit Sharma is fourth with 193 runs. Based on Surya’s innings, the Indian team scored 181 runs in this match against Afghanistan and gave Afghanistan a big target.

Surya leaves Yuvi behind

However, the record for most half-centuries in the T20 World Cup is held by Virat Kohli, who has scored 14 half-centuries, while Rohit Sharma is second with 10 half-centuries. Now Suryakumar Yadav has moved to the joint third position which has equaled Gautam Gambhir. Gambhir scored five fifties in the history of T20 World Cup. Surya has also contributed equally, but KL Rahul and Yuvraj have been left behind. He has scored 4-4 fifties in the T20 World Cup.

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