HYDERABAD: Charismatic India batter and 'Player of the Match' in the third and final T20I, Suryakumar Yadav has said he is loving the challenges of batting at No. 4, though he added playing "smart" is important if one has to excel at the crucial position. Suryakumar shared a productive 104-run partnership with batting stalwart Virat Kohli in the chase as both ended up scoring fine half-centuries to guide India to a series win against Australia in the third and final T20I at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Suryakumar's blazing 69 that came off just 36 balls and a strike rate of 191.66 was one of the main reasons why India were able to effect a tough 187-run chase against bowlers of the calibre of Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green and Daniel Sams. Suryakumar finally perished playing a fuller delivery pitched outside off. The batter wanted to place the ball much squarer but ended up hitting it straight to Aaron Finch at long-on off Hazlewood. While the India batter connected well he just couldn't get the elevation. IANS