Highlights from the second Twenty20 match between India and New Zealand: Suryakumar Yadav made a brilliant unbeaten century before the Indian bowlers put up a collective bowling performance to defeat New Zealand by 65 runs and grab a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
New Zealand struggled to build solid partnerships while chasing 192 because they often lost wickets.
India’s victory over New Zealand at the Bay Oval on Sunday by a score of 65 runs marked the beginning of the transition phase following the world cup.
Suryakumar Yadav’s strokes
The form of one Suryakumar Yadav, who produced an innings full of breathtaking strokes all over the field en route to a brilliant unbeaten century – his second of his T20I career – did not change, despite India’s attempts to resurrect their T20I blueprint.
Tim Southee took a hat-trick in the penultimate over, but he was still unbeaten at 111, and it was only because of his blitz that India managed to post a problematic 191/6 in 20 overs. In response, New Zealand lost Finn Allen for a duck in the first over and failed to recover.
Prior to the spinners applying the squeeze in the middle overs and putting them under further pressure, regular strikes kept them on the back foot.
Whenever the designated big hitters went out of the game, Kane Williamson managed to hold one end with a valiant half-century, but the pace at which it was delivered wasn’t going to help them. They were eventually bowled out for 125, with Deepak Hooda taking 4/10, including 3 in one over. Tuesday will see the third and final T20I match.
India won by 65 runs
Even though it’s not a hat trick, Deepak Hooda manages to dismiss Adam Mile in the next over after Arshdeep Singh caught him at long-off. He obtained a 6. New Zealand has bowled out for 126 in 18.5 Overs thanks to Hooda, who finishes with 4/10 from 2.5 Overs. India leads the three-match series 1-0.
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