The in-form player came into bat following the dismissal of Rishabh Pant in the 33rd over. He started his knock with a sublime boundary off the very first ball off Lockie Ferguson. The right-arm speedster bounced back with a length ball outside off, which brought forward a tentative push by the drum.
However, he could only find the outside edge, resulting in a chance safely pouched by Finn Allen at first slip. His wicket marked Ferguson’s second in the over and the pacer’s third of the spell so far.
The Mumbai-born batter has looked near-invincible in the shortest format of the game, even rising to claim the No.1 ranking among batters. But his ODI numbers leave a lot to be desired.
He had a rather lean series against the West Indies earlier this year, scoring only 30 runs in three matches. His last ODI fifty came against West Indies at the start of the year, leaving him seven innings without a 50-plus score in the format.
Fans opined that Suryakumar cannot cope with the demands of the 50-over format if he does not alter his approach accordingly. Here are some of the reactions: