Suryakumar breaks Kohli’s spectacular record in IND vs NZ 2nd T20I | Cricket

Dishing out a medical efficiency in the 2nd T20I of the three-match sequence, Hardik Pandya-led Team India hammered Kane Williamson’s New Zealand at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval on Sunday. Riding on Suryakumar Yadav’s sensational century, Virat Kohli-less Team India registered a cushty win over the Black Caps in the penultimate conflict of the sequence. Premier batter Suryakumar additionally eclipsed Kohli to realize a spectacular record in the 2nd T20I at Bay Oval.

Leading the batting assault of the Men In Blue, middle-order batter Suryakumar batted on the No.3 place in the absence of ace cricketer Kohli, skipper Rohit and vice-captain KL Rahul. The in-form batter slammed his 2nd T20I century as India posted a difficult complete of 191-6 in 20 overs. Suryakumar remained unbeaten on 111 off 51 balls and the star batter was named the Player of the Match for his batting masterclass.

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Interestingly, Suryakumar has been adjudged the Player of the Match on seven events in the shortest format. No Indian participant has received extra Player of the Match honours than Suryakumar. On Sunday, the in-form batter surpassed Kohli to match Sikandar Raja’s feat of most Player of the Match awards (7) in T20I cricket. Former Indian skipper Kohli and Uganda’s Dinesh Nakrani have been awarded the particular honour on 6 events in T20Is.

Scoring the match-winning century in the 2nd T20I on Sunday, Suryakumar additionally matched Rohit Sharma’s feat of notching up two centuries in the shortest format in the identical 12 months. In 2018, Rohit grew to become the primary Indian batter to realize this particular feat in T20Is.

“The plan was clear when I went into bat. At the 12th/13th over, we thought about batting deep and getting around 170-175 was a par score. Secret (behind his freak shots) is about the intent and you need to enjoy yourself. It’s also about the work you do in the practice sessions. It’s a great feeling coming here, having a full game and going 1-0 in the series feels good. I feel that I didn’t think too much about what was happening. Just had my gameplan and it worked well. Fantastic crowd here,” Suryakumar mentioned after the match.

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