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Want to finish games for Kolkata Knight Riders, says Suryakumar Yadav

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS batsman Suryakumar Yadav blasted a 49 ball 60 to guide his team to their third consecutive victory by beating Rising Pune Supergiants in a hard-fought match at the Maharastra Cricket Association’s International stadium, Pune.

The Mumbai cricketer batted at number three as a replacement for Manish Pandey, who continues to be down with chicken pox. 

As reported by cricbuzz, Suryakumar said,

"Captain had told me that I would be batting at No 3 as Manish Pandey was not fit. It was a good opportunity for me. I had been preparing for this for the last two days, working specifically on how I would build my innings.”

The 25-year-old was quick to acknowledge that he had learnt quite a few tricks from teammate Yusuf Pathan in the past three years.  Although he was delighted with his maiden IPL half-century, he regretted not having finished the game. 

“I was sad that I didn't finish the game today, but am happy that my runs came for a winning cause.”

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