New Zealand will take on India (IND) in the 2nd T20I of the three-match series on 20 November (Sunday) at Bay Oval Cricket Ground in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand from 12 noon IST. In which the Indian bowlers kept sending the New Zealand batsmen to the pavilion at regular intervals. Chasing the target of 192 runs, the New Zealand team was all out for 126 runs and won the match by 65 runs.
Suryakumar Yadav scored his second career century in 49 balls against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Sunday to help India post a challenging 191/6 in the second T20I. On a slow pitch where almost all Indian batsmen found it difficult to play the ball, the top-order T20 batsman, Suryakumar hit 11 fours and seven sixes across the ground at a strike-rate of 217.65 and remained unbeaten on 111 off 51 balls.
For New Zealand, veteran fast bowler Tim Southee took his second T20I hat-trick with 3/34 from his four overs. Due to Saudi’s hat-trick, India could score runs within 200. Surya did not get strike in the last over of the innings in which only five runs came and India lost three wickets.
India started the innings and Rishabh Pant hit Tim Southee’s ball at mid-on in the opening over. But it was his fellow left-armer Ishan Kishan, who was more effective in his stroke-play.
He began by hitting Southee through third man, hitting Lockie Ferguson for a six over deep square-leg and then driving between extra cover and mid-off to Adam Milne.
Pant (6) tried to pull a short outside off stump delivery from Ferguson in the final over of the power-play. But the ball hit the top-edge, due to which he was dismissed.
After this Suryakumar Yadav’s hit show started and he hit the keeper for a four, while Kishan welcomed James Neesham with back-to-back fours on either side of the wicket. After this, the game was stopped for 26 minutes due to rain.
After the restart, Kishan successfully overturned an LBW from Ish Sodhi and hit a four-run drive in the same over. After Suryakumar swept Mitchell Santner for a six over deep backward square leg, Sodhi dismissed Kishan (36) in the very next ball to give India a second blow at 69.
Shreyas Iyer hits brilliant shots over Sodhi for four more sixes. But in an attempt to flick Ferguson, his backfoot hit the stumps, leaving him hit-wicket after scoring 13 runs. But Suryakumar continued the fine innings, moving forward in his trademark style.
After this, he used the speed of Ferguson to hit sixes over the fine leg, which surprised everyone with the shot. After completing his half-century in 32 balls, Suryakumar again used the pitch off Santner to hit a six over deep extra cover.
After this, he used the wrist to hit Saudi for six and four in the first two balls of the 17th over. After this, Milne was hit for sixes on slow balls over long off and fine leg. Suryakumar hit the third man for a four while dodging Ferguson in the 19th over.
After this, he hit three consecutive fours and a six on the fast bowler in the 19th over, in which he scored the second century of his career in 49 balls. Southee took a hat-trick in the final over by dismissing Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda and Washington Sundar in consecutive balls, but Suryakumar remained unbeaten on 111 in India’s innings of 191/6 in 20 overs.