India vs England 2020-21, 4th T20I: A look at the records scripted as India stays alive
India and England are tearing it apart in the ongoing five-game Twenty20 International series. The series is locked 2-2 after India produced a thriller in the fourth game in Ahmedabad on Thursday, as the game on Saturday would now be a decider.
Team India showed no signs of slowing down. It came up with a terrific performance to tame England by eight runs in the fourth Twenty20 International at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
As the series is locked 2-2, it sets up Saturday's game as the decider. Meanwhile, as Surykumar Yadav produced a magical performance, we look at all the records scripted during the game.
Rohit Sharma joins a notable list
Senior opener Rohit could manage just 12 runs while he was off the mark with a six off the game's very first ball. As a result, he has now become the first Indian to do so, besides being the seventh from the world. He also became the first player to hit 50 sixes in T20Is at home, besides becoming the second Indian after Virat Kohli to score 9,000 T20 runs.
Suryakumar joins a remarkable list
Suryakumar was the man of the game, as he played a heavenly knock of 57 while he was off the mark with a six off the first international delivery he faced. Consequently, he became the first Indian and the third from the world to do so, after Sohail Tanvir and Mangaliso Mosehle. He also became the fifth Indian and the second in the series to hit a T20I half-century on debut.
Virat Kohli records yet another unwanted
Just when it seemed Kohli was back to his form, he was stumped for a mere single. Incidentally, it was the first time in T20Is that he had been dismissed in the manner.
Winning the toss, English skipper Eoin Morgan elected to field, as the Indians managed to post a competitive total of 185/8, thanks to Suryakumar's spherical 57, while pacer Jofra Archer claimed four. Meanwhile, England fell short by eight runs, despite Jason Roy's 40 and Ben Stokes' 46, while pacer Shardul Thakur's worthy three-for did the job.
Brief scores: India 185/8 (Suryakumar 57, Pant 30, Iyer 37; Archer 4/33) beat England 177/8 (Roy 40, Stokes 46; Thakur 3/42) by eight runs.