Oh Surya, how do you manage to play those difficult shots with such ease and with a massive strike rate?
Suryakmar Yadav smashed his second international hundred off just forty-nine deliveries balls against New Zealand in the second T20I at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Sunday 20, November 2022.
India’s Mr. 360 aka SKY not only gives headaches to the opposition’s bowlers but also makes life difficult for his teammates.
On a pitch where other Indian batters struggled to bat for a few deliveries, Suryakumar Yadav hammered Kiwi bowlers all over the park ridiculously with a strike rate of 217+.
32-year-old batter made 111* off just 51 deliveries with the help of eleven boundaries and seven huge sixes all over the ground.
India managed to put 191-6 on the scoreboard in twenty overs only because of Surya’s heroics in the death overs of the first innings.
Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, it’s the nineteenth over of the Indian innings.
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Boundary over short third man, cut over backward point, six over the deep point fence, and what not. Suryakumar Yadav raced to the hundred-run mark and New Zealand bowlers had no answer to the SKY-Storm happening at Bay Oval.
India would have scored 200+ score if Hardik Pandya had given a strike to Suryakumar Yadav in the final over.
SKY didn’t even get a single delivery to play in the last over.
Tim Southee got full advantage of Surya standing at the bowling end and got the reward in the form of a hat trick.
The New Zealand speedster took his second T20I hat-trick and became only the second bowler in international twenty-20 after Sri Lankan legend bowler Lasith Malinga.
Indian bowlers bowled the way batters batted in the first innings and restricted New Zealand to crossing the scoreline of 191 in twenty overs.
INDIA 191/6 (20) NEW ZEALAND 126 (18.5)
India won by 65 runs
Ishan Kishan 36 (31)
Suryakumar Yadav 111 (51)
Tim Southee 4-0-34-3
Lockie Ferguson 4-0-49-2
Kane Williamson 61 (52)
Devon Conway 25 (22)
Deepak Hooda 2.5-0-10-4
Mohammed Siraj 4-1-24-2