IPL 2024 [WATCH]: Suryakumar Yadav unleashes beast mode; smashes century with a six during MI vs SRH clash

May 7, 2024

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Suryakumar Yadav showcased his cricketing prowess in a dazzling display during Match 55 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 showdown between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday (May 6).

Suryakumar Yadav’s arrival at a crucial juncture

Suryakumar entered the fray at a crucial juncture for the Mumbai, with the team precariously placed at 31/2 following the dismissal of Rohit Sharma. Undeterred by the pressure, the 32-year-old showcased his batting brilliance, captivating the audience with an electrifying display of power hitting that left the Hyderabad’s bowling attack reeling.

The road to century

Suryakumar showcased his full array of shots, leaving no stone unturned as he charged towards what could have been his maiden century of the season. By the end of the 17th over, the right-handed batter found himself tantalizingly close to the milestone, standing at 96 runs. Sensing the significance of the moment, Tilak Varma, on strike in the 18th over, selflessly opted for a single, ensuring that Suryakumar had the opportunity to reach his century before the conclusion of the match.

Also WATCH: Piyush Chawla cleans up Heinrich Klaasen with a beauty in MI vs SRH clash | IPL 2024

The winning moment: Suryakumar seals victory with a six

In a defining moment of the match, with Mumbai needing just six runs off 17 balls to chase down the 174 runs target, Suryakumar found himself facing a low full toss delivery from T Natarajan. With nerves of steel, Yadav gracefully went down on one knee and lofted the ball over deep wicket, not only completing his first century of the tournament but also securing victory for his team.

As the ball sailed over the boundary, the MI dugout erupted in applause, with captain Hardik Pandya leading the ovation. Meanwhile, in the dressing room, the entire team stood up to acknowledge Suryakumar’s incredible innings, while the crowd at the stadium went into a frenzy, celebrating his match-winning performance.

Here’s the video:

📸 That picture perfect moment for Mumbai Indians 💙

Suryakumar Yadav leads #MI to victory with another special innings from him 👌

Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/iZHeIP3ZRx#TATAIPL | #MIvSRH pic.twitter.com/HJeeO0lmr3

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 6, 2024

Ekach Vada, Surya Dada 💯#TATAIPL #MIvSRH #IPLonJioCinema pic.twitter.com/VrI3kxtcEo

— JioCinema (@JioCinema) May 6, 2024

MI’s redemption: Ending the losing streak in IPL 2024

Suryakumar and Tilak formed an unbeaten partnership that proved crucial in Mumbai’s successful chase of 174 runs after the hosts were struggling at 31/3. Suryakumar’s scintillating knock of 102 not out came off just 51 balls and was decorated with 12 boundaries and 6 towering sixes, showcasing his aggressive yet elegant batting prowess. On the other end, Varma provided valuable support, remaining unbeaten on 37 off 32 deliveries, comprising six boundaries. Together, they guided their franchise to victory by seven wickets with 2.4 overs to spare, ending their four-game losing streak and reaffirming their status as five-time champions.

Suryakumar’s current form

Suryakumar’s stellar performance in IPL 2024 has seen him accumulate 334 runs in nine matches, featuring one century and three half-centuries. With his consistent batting displays, the he has emerged as a crucial player for Mumbai and a potential asset for the Indian team in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. As a marquee player for the Men in Blue, Suryakumar’s sublime form will be vital for India’s success in the prestigious ICC event.

Also READ: Twitter reactions: Suryakumar Yadav blows away SRH with a blistering ton at Wankhede | IPL 2024

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