Top Class Knock by Suryakumar Yadav as Mumbai thrashes Haryana in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy’19

After putting Haryana to bat first, Mumbai bowlers gave a spirited performance with Haryana scoring 153/5 in 20 overs which is definitely a competitive total but in no means unachievable for the chasing side. Fast bowler Tushar Deshpande ensured to keep the batsman in check as the youngster came good conceding mere 27 runs for 2 wkts in his spell of 4 overs.

Tushar Deshpande

 

Chasing 154, the openers put on a quick 26 in the first 3.3 overs before Jay Bista got out for 13 runs. However, in no case was Mumbai put in a situation where they had to worry as skipper Suryakumar Yadav coming at no.3 went all guns blazing smashing a brilliant 81* off 38 balls (11 fours, 3 sixes). Not only are Surya’s knocks special because of the strike rate at which he plays but it becomes all the more pleasurable to watch for the quality and range of shots he displays making him one of the very few batsman of the current generation to have a 360* repertoire of shots. It’s because of his wide range of strokes and his growth in the last 3-4 years, most of the domestic bowlers rate his as a batsman which is difficult to bowl to.

Mumbai eventually chased it down in mere 15.4 overs winning the match by 8 wkts.