The second T20I match between India and New Zealand was played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. After the first match was washed out, the weather forecast again predicted a washout, but the fans were treated to watch a full game after dark clouds gave a way to sunlight in Mount Maunganui. The number one-ranked T20I batsman in the world, Suryakumar Yadav, looks unstoppable at the moment.
Suryakumar’s sensational ton made it even better for the fans. The 32-year-old was only dealing in boundaries and did not spare even a single bowler. His innings brought a storm on social media as everyone was praising his brilliant innings. His family also could not stop themselves to share their happiness on social media after his second T20I ton.
Suryakumar’s sister posted an Instagram story from her handle. His parents were over the moon when he hit the boundary which made him achieve his second T20I ton. His mother lovingly brushed his hand on the TV screen when he came into the frame. His father was roaring in joy.
You can watch the Instagram story here :
Sky’s mother ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Eb4m0Vhik5— mon (@4sacinom) November 20, 2022
SKY led India to a comprehensive victory
After winning the toss New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson invited the Indian team to put runs on the board. India started the innings with a new opening pair in Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant. India were hoping for an aggressive start, as Ishan Kishan started his inning by hitting some glorious boundaries while Rishabh Pant was struggling against the pacers and ended up throwing his wicket away in the powerplay.
However, it was only Suryakumar’s day after he came out at number three and started hitting every bowler out of the boundary line. He played a brilliant knock of 111 runs in just 51 balls at a fiery strike rate of 217.65. He smashed 11 fours and seven sixes during his innings and took India to a massive total of 191 runs.
The New Zealand batter had no reply for the huge target and started losing early wickets. Young opener Finn Allen got out to Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the second ball of the first over. And after that, the NZ batting line-up scattered like a pack of cards. And it was the visitors who earnt a thumping 65-run win to take a 1-0 lead.