Suryakumar's fifty guides India to 165/9

Surya scored his runs off 45 balls

Suryakumar Yadav (File) India's Suryakumar Yadav plays a shot against West Indies during the third T20 cricket match at Providence Stadium in Georgetown, Trinidad | AP

Suryakumar Yadav made a 45-ball 61 to guide India to 165 for nine against the West Indies in the series-deciding fifth and final T20 International here on Sunday.

Surya scored his runs off 45 balls, while Tilak Varma made 27 off 18 balls after India opted to bat first.

Yashasvi Jaiswal (5) and Shubman Gill (9) were dismissed cheaply on the day by left-arm spinner Akel Hosein (2/24 in 4 overs) while Tilak Varma's (27 off 18 balls) promising innings was cut short by Roston Chase (1/25 in 4 overs).

Sanju Samson (13 off 9 balls) paid for lack of footwork and wasted another golden opportunity.

For West Indies, Romario Shepherd (4/31) was the pick of the bowlers.

Brief Scores:

India: 165 for 9 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 61, Tilak Varma 27; Romario Shepherd 4/31).


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