India did a superb job with their bowling to limit the West Indies to a score of 159/5 in 20 overs during the third T20I. But India’s team didn’t have a good start, as Yashasvi Jaiswal got out after scoring one run, and Shubman Gill also got out after scoring six runs. The West Indies team, led by Rovman Powell, seemed confident at first, but their confidence didn’t last long. Suryakumar Yadav found his form again and played an impressive innings of 83 runs from 44 balls. His partnership of 87 runs in 50 balls with Tilak Varma changed the situation of the match.
In the end, India won by seven wickets and had 13 balls to spare. This victory helped them maintain a chance in the series with a score of 2-1. Tilak, who had achieved scores of 39 and 51 in the first two games, brilliantly played the role of a strong supporter.
Tilak Varma on his performance
Following the game, during a conversation with Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak shared his thoughts on his approach while batting. He complimented his more experienced teammate, stating that the senior player smartly took chances on a somewhat sluggish pitch and aimed to stay at the crease for a substantial period of time.
“I was enjoying my batting and also enjoyed watching him [Suryakumar] from the other end. The ball was too slow and was getting stuck. I talked to Gill [Shubman Gill]. Surya is batting so differently and I just could not fathom it. I wanted to hit some big shots too. I had good starts in both previous matches and could have carried for longer. So I talked to Surya that we will go deep and finish the match. The wicket was slow, I took calculated risks and played long,” Tilak said.
Suryakumar Yadav praised Tilak Varma as he enabled Yadav to showcase his aggressive style of play. Yadav described Varma’s performance as ‘mature’.
“Your knock was mature. I got freedom to express myself because you were standing at the other end. It was a perfect game,” Suryakumar said.