Ton-up Suryakumar Yadav & Deepak Hooda power India to 65-run victory in 2nd T20I at Bay Oval

Xtra Time Web Desk: A scintillating hundred (111* from 51 balls) from Suryakumar Yadav helped India beat New Zealand by 65 runs in the second T20I at the Bay Oval on Sunday. Deepak Hooda chipped in with a career best 4/10 as well.  The win gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with the first T20I washed out at Wellington. In response to India’s 191/6, the Kiwis were bundled out for 126.

Suryakumar was easily the star for India as he slammed 111 runs in just 51 balls while Ishan Kishan scored 36 off 31. New Zealand pacer Tim Southee bagged his career’s second hattrick as he dismissed Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda and Washington Sundar. Lockie Ferguson was proven to be a little expensive for Kiwis as the pacer bagged two wickets while conceding 49 runs in his 4 overs.

Suryakumar brought his half-century in just 32 deliveries in the 16th over of the game. He completed his hundred in the next 17 balls faced as he picked 22 runs from Lockie Fergusson’s over.

Both sides will now travel to Napier to play the third and final T20I of the series.