Asia Cup 2022, IND vs HK: Wicket was slow, says Suryakumar Yadav after his match-winning knock against Hong Kong
Asia Cup 2022, IND vs HK: Following India’s 40-run win over Hong Kong, batter Suryakumar Yadav said the wicket was a bit slow.
After defeating Hong Kong by 40 runs on Wednesday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, India advanced directly to the Super Four round of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s scorching 68*, Virat Kohli’s 59*, and Ravindra Jadeja’s quick fielding.
“Some of them (shots) are predetermined. This format is all about what you think and how you prepare before you go out to bat. At the same time, you have to stay in the present. I felt the wicket was a bit slow. My plan was clear. My role was to go in and take the tempo up and just express myself, I just loved it. (Adapting to different positions) you got to be flexible, you should be equipped to bat at any number and I have opened as well. I have batted at all numbers. I really enjoyed it,” said Suryakumar in a post-match presentation.
Talking about the match, Hong Kong lost three wickets while chasing a 193-run mark. The crucial wicket of Babar Hayat, who battering Indian bowler to keep Hong Kong in the game, taken by star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Then, with a direct smash on the stumps, Jadeja put an end to Nizakat Khan’s innings.
By dismissing Yasim Murtaza as the opener, Arshdeep Singh provided India with a significant victory. Zeeshan Ali, who was in excellent form and hit several huge smashes, tried to help Hong Kong win the game in the last overs. But it was too late as India had already won the match. And also secured a position in the Super Four round of the tournament by a score of 40 runs.
Earlier, India’s batter Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav shone as the Men in Blue scored 192/2 against Hong Kong in an Asia Cup Group A match. India was down to 94 for two under 15 overs. When Kohli played an unbroken performance of 59 off 44 balls and Suryakumar smashed 68 not out off 26 balls. Together, the pair stitched an unbeaten 98 runs to save India.