IND vs WI 3rd T20I: Enjoyed Surya’s batting more than mine, says Venkatesh Iyer

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IND vs WI 3rd T20I: Enjoyed Surya's batting more than mine, says Venkatesh Iyer
IND vs WI 3rd T20I: Enjoyed Surya's batting more than mine, says Venkatesh Iyer

IND vs WI 3rd T20I: Enjoyed Surya’s batting more than mine, says Venkatesh Iyer

IND vs WI 3rd T20I: Indian batter Venkatesh Iyer praised his teammate Venkatesh Iyer for his superb knock against West Indies in the third and final T20I at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

India posted 184/5 against West Indies in the third and final T20I, with Suryakumar Yadav (65) and Venkatesh Iyer (35*) starring with the bat.

“More than I enjoyed my batting, I enjoyed his (Surya’s) batting. Really happy to have contributed to the partnership. I think every shot of his has a touch of grace. There is thought behind it but he just stands out. That pick upshot over the leg-side of his is great. My shot was on the cards and it was Surya’s idea for me to shuffle and scoop it,” said Venkatesh Iyer after the first innings.

India did not get off to a good start when they were sent to bat. After osing opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad (4) in the third over to Jason Holder’s bowling. In the middle, Shreyas Iyer joined Ishan Kishan, and India’s score was 43/1 at the end of the powerplay overs.

Shreyas and Ishan’s 53-run second-wicket stand came to an end in the ninth over when Hayden Walsh Jr sent Shreyas (25) back to the pavilion, bringing skipper Rohit Sharma to the crease. In the next over, Roston Chase bowled Kishan (34) and India reduced to 66/3 in the 10th over.

Dominic Drakes bowled Rohit (7) in the 14th over. And breaking the partnership of Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav, who put up 27 runs for the fourth wicket. Suryakumar and Venkatesh Iyer then joined Suryakumar in the middle, giving the innings some momentum.

The hosts added 86 more runs to their tally in the final five overs, pushing the total above 180 runs. For the fifth wicket, Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav put on a 91-run stand.