India defeated New Zealand by 65 runs in the second T20 International match. With this victory, he has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. In the match held at Mount Maunganui, New Zealand had a target of 192 runs to win, but the entire team was reduced to 126 runs with one ball remaining. Suryakumar Yadav (111 not out) and Deepak Hooda (four wickets) played an important role in the victory of the Indian team. The third and last T20 match of the series between the two teams will be played in Napier on 22 November.
Chasing the target, the New Zealand team had a very bad start and lost the wicket of Finn Allen (0) on the second ball of the very first over. Allen was caught by Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the hands of Arshdeep Singh. After this, Captain Kane Williamson and Devon Conway shared a 56-run partnership to handle the innings. Washington Sundar broke this partnership by dismissing Devon Conway (25 runs). After falling two wickets, New Zealand came under pressure and lost wickets at frequent intervals. During this the required run-rate went on increasing.
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Only captain Kane Williamson was able to struggle for New Zealand. Williamson faced 52 balls and scored 61 runs which included four fours and two sixes. For India, part-time bowler Deepak Hooda took four wickets for 10 runs in 2.5 overs. The special thing is that Deepak Hooda took three of these four wickets in the 19th over. Hooda got Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne and Tim Southee to walk. Apart from Hooda, Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammad Siraj took two wickets each. Deepak Hooda made a big record due to this brilliant bowling. Hooda has become the first Indian bowler to take four wickets in T20 International against New Zealand.
A convincing victory for #TeamIndia as they beat New Zealand by 65 runs with 7 deliveries to spare.
India lead the series 1-0.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 20, 2022
Earlier, batting first after losing the toss, New Zealand scored 191 runs for six wickets. If seen, the beginning of India was not that good. Rishabh Pant, sent to open, could not perform anything special and became the victim of Ferguson after scoring six runs. However, the second opener Ishaan Kishan played a quick innings of 36 runs off 31 balls. Ishaan Kishan was made to walk by Ish Sodhi. After Ishaan’s dismissal, the run-rate accelerated as Suryakumar Yadav was set at the other end. Although Shreyas Iyer (13 runs) had definitely left Suryakumar Yadav.
Suryakumar did amazing batting
After the fall of three wickets, Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav shared an 82-run partnership to take India to a big score. Suryakumar Yadav scored an unbeaten 111 off 51 balls, which included 11 fours and seven sixes. In this way, he completed his second century by hitting a four in just 49 balls. This was the second century of Suryakumar Yadav’s T20 International career. Surya also scored a century in T20 International against England this year. Talking about captain Hardik Pandya, he played an inning of 13 runs.
Tim Southee took a brilliant hat-trick
Although New Zealand came back in the last over to stop India within two hundred runs. In that over, Tim Southee completed the hat-trick by walking Washington Sundar, Deepak Hooda and Hardik Pandya. Looking at Suryakumar’s batting, he played only 18 balls for the last 64 runs of his innings. During his innings, Surya presented a view of 360 degree batting. When the spin bowlers pitched the ball outside the off-stump to Surya, he played an inside out shot on the cover and when the fast bowler tried to put the ball on the stump, he hit fours and sixes towards the fine leg.