After a middle-order collapse, it was once again Suryakumar Yadav to the rescue. The batter played a brilliant innings to bail his team out of trouble after being 62/5. Yadav waited and waited for someone to stand at the other end and then cut loose. He finally found a partner in Jaydev Unadkat and sensed an opportunity to aggregate some quick runs for his team at the fag end of the innings.
He picked Mohammed Siraj’s last over of his 4-over spell to bring his finisher’s role to the fore. Yadav unleashed some brutal shots against the pacer to accumulate as many as 23 runs from the over. One of the shots played by Yadav was a helicopter shot which went for a maximum. On the fifth ball of the 19th over, Siraj tried to bowl a yorker, but Surya was well deep in his crease.
The batter had the ball in his zone and wasted no time bringing his whippy wrists to work. Yadav flicked the ball with sheer power to deposit the ball into the stands for a gigantic 98-meters six. After he made contact with the ball, Yadav completed the follow-through just like the famous helicopter shot.
Watch his brilliant shot here:
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SKY produces another masterclass!
With his team down and out after losing five quick wickets, Suryakumar Yadav produced of the best innings of IPL to people his team’s total over 150. He not only held one end intact, but Yadav also kept the scoreboard running with his timely boundaries. He waited for the right time to put his foot on the gas. SKY smashed 68* in just 37 balls with the help of five boundaries and six maximums. The right-handed batter finished his innings with a six off Harshal Patel on the last ball of the 20th over. With wickets tumbling at the other end and the run rate down, Surya’s inning was nothing sort of a masterclass.