In an important clash at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, Team India bounced back, securing an impressive 7-wicket triumph over the West Indies in the third T20I match.
Opting to bat after winning the toss, the West Indies set a strong target, posting their highest series total of 159/5. However, India was up to the challenge. Thanks to an exceptional performance by Suryakumar Yadav, they successfully chased down the target with 13 balls to spare.
In the midst of this victory, there was a bittersweet moment for young talent Tilak Varma, who showcased his skills with an impressive unbeaten score of 49. Unfortunately, he fell just short of reaching his half-century mark.
With only 2 runs needed to seal the victory and over two overs remaining, everyone thought Suryakumar Yadav, playing his third T20I match, would be allowed to complete his fifty. However, Hardik Pandya had a different plan. He confidently finished off the game with a six, though it didn’t impact the final outcome. This decision, however, left Tilak Varma unable to reach his half-century, which he could have achieved for the second time in as many matches.
Following Pandya’s winning shot, social media buzzed with various reactions. Some fans expressed disappointment with his approach, labeling it as selfish.