Suryakumar Yadav hammers century in DY Patil T20 Cup

He was particularly severe against Vinit Dhulap, whom he struck for four sixes across two overs, hammering 30 runs in just nine balls off him.

Swashbuckling star Suryakumar Yadav smashed 117 runs in just 54 balls, his maiden century in T20 cricket, for BPCL in their match against Central Railway in the DY Patil T20 Cup on Thursday.

In only his second match of the tournament, his century was laced with 7 fours and 10 sixes, which meant that just over 75 per cent of his runs came from boundaries.

Walking out early in the fifth over after being put into bat, the BPCL skipper forged an 89-run partnership for the second wicket with Akhil Herwadkar in just 49 balls, and then put on a 69-run stand with Rahul Tripathi in 31 balls to lay the foundation of the innings.

He raised his fifty in 24 balls and his ton in 45 deliveries with a sweeping four off pacer Sagar Jadhav. He was particularly severe against Vinit Dhulap, whom he struck for four sixes across two overs, hammering 30 runs in just nine balls off him.

A title-winning captain in T20 Mumbai, Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed only on the penultimate ball of the innings, which closed at a massive 233/4 in 20 overs.

Central Railway could manage only 160/7 in response, handing BPCL a 73-run victory.

After two matches, Suryakumar Yadav is already the highest run-getter of the tournament, his 154 runs being 48 more than the next best by Aakarshit Gomel.

Needless to say, he is the only centurion in the DY Patil T20 Cup so far.

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