India defeated New Zealand in the T20I by 65 runs and took the lead by 1-0, Suryakumar Yadav shined in the game by mustering a century. Interestingly, this was India’s 9th victory out of the last ten games played against New Zealand in T20I.
This was the second century in his T20I career in Mount Maunganui on Sunday. It took him 49 deliveries to hit the century of India’s innings. He smashed a four and a six but he did not get a strike in the final over since India could score only 191/6 in 2o overs. He was unbeaten on 111 from 51 balls that had 11 fours and seven long sixes.
Yadav smashed 1151 runs in T20Is in 2022 with an average of 47.95 and a strike rate of 188.37.
He was also one of the top batters in the T20 World Cup in Australia where he scored a total of 239 runs at an average of 59.75 at a strike rate of 189.68. He even mustered the fifties against South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the Netherlands.
In this game, Deepak Hooda scalped three wickets in the 19th over and had a mind-blowing figure of 4/0 in 2.5 overs. tim Southee from New Zealand also got the hat trick on this day. The pacer dismissed Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and Washington Sundar in the last over.
The men in blue bundled out New Zealand for just 126 runs. Kane Williamson was the top scorer of the tournament who mustered 61 runs off 52 deliveries. There was rain in the middle but there was no further interruption.
In the last ten games that India played against New Zealand, India managed to win nine of them. The loss came from a match in the Super League stage of the T20I World Cup 2021. The team’s record has been pretty good against the kiwis.
The 3rd T20I will be on November 22 at 12:00 PM IST.