India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 2022: India beat New Zealand by 65 runs and lead the series the ongoing bilateral T20 series 1-0. India posted 191 runs, courtesy of Suryakumar Yadav’s scorching knock of 111* runs. Later, India’s bowlers were right on the target as they bundled out New Zealand on 126 runs.
India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Match Summary
Suryakumar powered India’s Score To 191
New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson won the toss and invited India to bat first on Bay Oval’s pitch. India went with a new opening combination in the form of Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant. However, Rishabh Pant’s poor form continued as he got out while trying to play a big shot. Lockie Ferguson took the wicket of Rishabh Pant who was batting at 6 runs off 13 balls. Suryakumar Yadav, who is the no.1 T20 batter in the world currently, came out to bat at no. 3 in the absence of King Kohli.
A few overs later, Ish Sodhi removed Ishan Kishan who was batting at 36 runs off 31 balls. Ishan Kishan holed out to the short third man fielder while playing a back-foot cut short on Sodhi’s bowling. While Suryakumar continues to attack from other ends. The next man, Shreyas Iyer looked very positive at the crease. However, he got out on in a very unfortunate manner as he got hit-wicket while playing a back-foot shot on Lockie Ferguson’s bowling.
Hardik Pandya joins forces with Suryakumar Yadav. The partnership consists of some dynamic hitting from Suryakumar Yadav and an anchor inning from Hardik Pandya. Suryakumar played shots in a 360-degree area and smashed his second T20 century in 49 balls. Suryakumar Yadav remains unbeaten on 111 runs in just 51 balls. On the back of Suryakumar’s blistering century, India reached 191 runs in their 20 overs.
Indian Bowlers Restricted New Zealand To 126
Indian Pacer Bhuvenshwar Kumar gave India the perfect start as he removed dangerous Finn Allen in his first over. Bhuvi bowled the perfect full outside bowl to Finn. Finn tried to play a drive. But, the ball touched the inside part of the bat and flew to the third man. Devon Conway along with Kane Williamson started the rescue process
Both added 56 runs in partnership before Devon Conway got out on 25 runs. Devon Conway tried to play a sweep shot on full delivery bowled by Washington Sundar. But, he did not time well and holed to a deep backward square fielder. After New Zealand kept losing wickets at the one end. While Kane Williamson sticks to other ends.
Kane Williamson played a good inning of 61 runs. Deepak Hooda picked 4 wickets. While Arshdeep Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal took 2 wickets each. New Zealand bundled out on 126 runs. (source)