Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer’s batting class was on display during the fifth T20I against West Indies on Sunday, August 7 at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida. He did not have great outings in the first three matches and was dropped for the fourth T20I. The youngster made a sparkling comeback to the team in the final match.
Indian team decided to rest senior players, including skipper Rohit Sharma for the fifth T20I. Shreyas Iyer got an opportunity to open the innings along with wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan. The duo got India off to a decent start, scoring 37 runs off the first four overs. Batting with positive intent, Shreyas took on the West Indies bowlers.
The right-handed batter slammed a consecutive sixes in the eighth over against Odean Smith, to accelerate the innings. He got to his fifty in just thirty deliveries in the tenth over. Rovman Powell bowled wide outside off stump delivery, Shreyas threw his bat at it and got it over the point fielder for a boundary to complete his fifty.
5⃣0⃣ up for @ShreyasIyer15 👍
1⃣0⃣0⃣ up for #TeamIndia 👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 7, 2022
The 27-year-old got out in the thirteenth over by Jason Holder as he tried to slog across the line. He scored 64 runs off 40 deliveries, including eight boundaries and two sixes. Shreyas Iyer’s knock helped India to lay a strong foundation for the middle order to capitalize and put up a big score on the board. The fans were also impressed with the Indian batter’s performance.
Let’s take a look at how the fans reacted to Shreyas Iyer’s fifty:
Fifty by Shreyas Iyer in 30 balls – a brilliant innings so far by Iyer, came into the side today after missing out previous one and cashing in. pic.twitter.com/E1a0p0wtHC
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) August 7, 2022
End of a very good knock by Shreyas Iyer, 64 runs from 40 balls, he has 7 fifties from 42 innings in T20I. pic.twitter.com/saZ7cH7qZK
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 7, 2022
Shreyas Iyer brought up his 7️⃣th T20I half-century to provide #TeamIndia with a rock-solid start. 💥
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) August 7, 2022
Shreyas Iyer has completed 1,000 runs in T20I Internationals.
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) August 7, 2022
Shreyas Iyer back in form🔥
— 🔥 (@Shubh__ad) August 7, 2022
Today is Shreyas Iyer's day 🙂
Yes, one can point out technical flaws but he has that steely resolve. Just doesn't give up.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) August 7, 2022
Pure class oozing out from the bat of Shreyas Iyer as he found some form with the bat and notched up a great 50. Finally, he's back in form, the way he's middled every delivery shows up his positive attitude and mindset.#ShreyasIyer pic.twitter.com/fw50yPGyyY
— Imayush04 (@imayush04) August 7, 2022
The second fastest Indian to score 1000 runs in odi.
Became the 3rd fastest Indian to score 1000 runs in t20i today.
Shreyas Santos Iyer for you 🇮🇳❤️@ShreyasIyer15 proud of you skip pic.twitter.com/cSdLIuhBUM
— siddhant (@siddhan61594187) August 7, 2022
— Anonymous9726 (@Anonymous97261) August 7, 2022
I must say,
There is no one better than Shreyas Iyer to come in and build the innings beautifully and then get out in the worst possible way.#INDvsWI
— Jaammii🏏 (@Jaammiing) August 7, 2022
Team India skipper Rohit Sharma, other senior players rested for the fifth T20I
Team India has rested skipper Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the fifth T20I against West Indies. In their absence, vice-captain Hardik Pandya has been given the leadership role. The all-rounder won the toss and opted to bat first.
India has an unassailable lead of 3-1 in the five-match T20I series. Meanwhile, they are 122 for three wickets in thirteen overs, after Shreyas Iyer’s dismissal.