Suryakumar Yadav on Sunday became the fifth Indian batter to score a century in the T20 Internationals.
The right-handed batter reached the three-figure mark in the third T20I against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. He completed his magnificent innings of 117 in 55 balls which included 14 boundaries and 6 sixes.
This was Suryakumar’s first century in 19 T20 internationals for India.
Yadav is just the fifth Indian batter to score a century in the shortest format. Skipper Rohit Sharma (4), KL Rahul (2), Suresh Raina (1) and Deepak Hooda (1) are the only ones to achieve the feat.
He is the third Indian batsman after KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma to score a century while chasing a target in a T20 International.
But his heroics went in vain as India lost the match to England by 17 runs.
A solid half-century from Dawid Malan(77) and an unbeaten knock of 42 from Livingstone helped England reach 215 for seven in their allotted 20 overs.
Chasing, Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer’s 119-run stand was not enough as India could only muster 198 for 9 in their 20 overs.
Indi have won the three match series 2-1.