Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav’s maiden half century T20I innings in India interrupted by Sam Curran’s dismissal in 14th over in Ahmedabad match. Surya hit his maiden T20I 50 and watched the song before being presented in a controversial way. Suryakumar scored 57 and was departed, although there is no conclusive evidence that David Malan took the catch at deep fine leg.
Suryakumar played a Nataraja shot and flew straight to Malan. But the umpire sent it up and ‘a soft signal came out. There was no conclusive evidence, according to a third umpire. However, replays suggested that the ball hit the ground. Suryakumar’s dismissal over the Sam Curran controversy sparked a soft signal debate as many experts questioned the law.
As expected, Eoin Morgan called on India to strike after winning the toss. India lost to Rohit Sharma early on but Suryakumar Yadav set up a small partnership with KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant to bring India back to the line. He started his international career with six and came out after hitting 57 balls in 31 balls.
Suryakumar’s knock on the 57th helped India recover after an initial setback with the loss of the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul cheaply. Suryakumar played his first game in the second T20I on Sunday but did not get a chance to hit. Rohit Sharma took his place in XI’s third T20 XI match on Tuesday but Ishan Kishan’s difficulties paved the way for his return to the 4th game in Ahmedabad.