With the scintillating effort, Surya became the first player to hit three T20I centuries outside the opening slot.
Surya is now also the second fastest centurion for India behind Rohit Sharma, who scored a 35-ball ton back in 2017 against Sri Lanka in Indore.
CENTURY for @surya_14kumar A third T20I 💯 in just 43 innings.Take a bow, Surya!#INDvSL @mastercardindia https://t.co/HZ95mxC3B4
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1673103493000
Taking the Lankan bowlers to the cleaners after India opted to bat, 32-year-old — in the form of his life — clobbered the ball to all corners of the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Showcasing a wide array of shots, Surya’s ton came at a jaw-dropping strike rate of over 220.
Surya now hit 3 centuries in the last 7 months. His other centuries have come against England (117) in Nottingham and against New Zealand (111*) in Mount Maunganui.
Surya eventually finished on an unbeaten 122 off just 51 balls as he powered India to 228 for 5 in 20 overs.