Mount Mongani, November 20 (SO News/Agency) After Surya Kumar Yadav’s storming century, the Indian cricket team defeated New Zealand by 65 runs in the second T20 international played on Sunday, based on the brilliant performance of the bowlers. gave With this win, India have taken a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. The first match of the series was canceled due to rain.
India set a target of 192 runs in the second T20 against New Zealand on Sunday with the help of an explosive century from Suryakumar Yadav (111 not out). Surya Kumar scored 111 runs off 51 balls with 11 fours and seven sixes in this explosive century. He became the second Indian batsman after Rohit Sharma (2018) to score two centuries in a year in T20 Internationals.
New Zealand started slowly and poorly in pursuit of the target. In the first over, Finn Allen (0) returned to the pavilion without opening his account. Dion Conway then tried to take control of the innings along with captain Kane Williamson and added 56 runs for the second wicket. Wickets began to fall after Conway was dismissed for a personal score of 25, but Williamson stayed at one end to score a half-century.
Williamson played an innings of 61 runs off 52 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes. Apart from him, no other Kiwi bats have been able to do wonders. Deepak Hooda took the most 4 wickets in India’s bowling. Apart from this, Mohammad Siraj and Chahal dismissed two players each.
Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl and bowled hard in the opening over. Rishabh Pant, who opened the innings, struggled and returned to the pavilion after scoring six runs in 13 balls. Ishan Kishan played some good shots, though he managed only 36 runs off 31 balls with five fours and a six. Shreyas Iyer (13) started the innings by playing a boundary but unfortunately returned to the pavilion after being the victim of a wicket.
After India scored just 75 runs in 10 overs, Surya Kumar decided to change the pace of the innings. He shared a 39-run partnership with Iyer for the third wicket, while adding 82 runs for the fourth wicket with captain Hardik Pandya (13). India scored 72 runs in the last five overs thanks to Surya Kumar’s storming batting.
However, in the last over, Tim Southee dismissed Pandya, Deepak Hooda and Washington Sundar for a hat-trick and conceded just five runs to restrict India to 191/6 in 20 overs. Apart from Southee, Lockie Ferguson took two wickets for 49 runs in four overs while Ash Sodhi took one wicket for 35 runs in four overs.