West Indies vs India, 3rd T20I, Stats Review: Kyle Mayers’s highest score, Hardik Pandya’s feat, and other stats
Rohit Sharma went past Virat Kohli (59) and has now hit the most maximums (60) by an Indian skipper in T20Is.
Updated - Aug 3, 2022 1:08 pm
Suryakumar Yadav’s brilliant knock of 76 off 44, which included eight fours and four maximums, overshadowed Kyle Mayers’s innings of 73 as India defeated West Indies by seven wickets at Warner Park to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Chasing a target of 165, Suryakumar’s efforts helped India to seal the deal with ease in 19 overs, which also turned out to be the highest successful run-chase in T20Is at the venue.
Talking about how the clash unfolded, captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field first. Half-centurion from the last game, Brandon King got dismissed for 20 by Hardik Pandya, his 50th victim in the format. Mayers looked in great touch as he registered his highest score of 73 off 50 with eight fours and four sixes. Skipper Pooran, Rovman Powell, and Shimron Hetmyer all chipped in with cameos of below 25 runs each as the hosts reached a total of 164/5 in 20 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the Indian bowlers with his spell of 2/35 in four overs.
The visitors suffered a blow in the run-chase when skipper Rohit got retired hurt on 11 due to a back spasm. Shreyas Iyer joined Suryakumar before he fell for 24 off 27. The former’s lean run extended as he has now amassed just 80 runs in his last seven outings. Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten on 33 off 26 to guide his side to a comfortable victory. With this win, the Men in Blue have now taken the upper hand in the series, with the action now moving to Florida for the final two matches. For his 76-run knock, Suryakumar grabbed the Player of the Match award.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from the 3rd T20I between West Indies and India:
73 – Kyle Mayers recorded his highest score of 73 in T20 internationals. He previously smashed 55 against Bangladesh at Providence Stadium in Guyana in July 2022.
13.33 – Shreyas Iyer has now scored 80 runs at a poor average of 13.33, with the highest score of 28 in his last seven T20I innings.
2 – Suryakumar Yadav registered his second-best T20I score of 76. His highest of 117 came against England in Nottingham in July 2022.
60 – Rohit has now smashed the most sixes (60) by an Indian captain in T20Is. He surpassed Virat Kohli’s tally of 59 maximums as a skipper.
165/3 – India scripted the highest successful run-chase of 165/3 at Warner Park in T20Is. West Indies previously held the record of chasing 147/3 against Afghanistan in the year 2017.
50 – Hardik Pandya reached the landmark of 50 wickets in T20 internationals. He also became the first Indian to score 500 runs and pick 50 scalps in the shortest international format.
13 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar has now taken the most wickets (13) for India against the Caribbean side in the format. Ravindra Jadeja, with 11 wickets, occupies the second spot.
2017 – Mayers’s 73 is now the highest score by a West Indies opener against India after Evin Lewis’ knock of 125* in Jamaica in the year 2017.
19 – India has now won 19 out of the 21 T20 internationals chasing since July 2019.
2 – Hardik conceded the second-lowest runs (1/19) in an innings (four-over spell) in his T20I career. His spell of 2/16 against England in the year 2021 tops the list.