‘Young’ In the second T20I on Sunday, Team India thrashed the host nation New Zealand by 65 runs. Player of the Match Suryakumar Yadav scored 111 runs in only 51 balls while toying with the Kiwi bowlers to record his second T20I century. The right-handed batsman’s powerful innings aided the Men in Blue in compiling a difficult total of 191/6 in 20 overs. The New Zealand hitters were never going to have it easy with a necessary run rate of 9.55 starting with the first ball. Under strain, the hosts gave up and were dismissed for 126/10 in 18.5 overs.

Hardik Pandya, the interim captain, had a strong performance and was ecstatic at the post-game presentation. The all-around player gushed over Suryakumar and praised the bowlers for having an aggressive attitude. Pandya, who didn’t bowl in the game, made further allusions to Team India’s series-long approach.

“I’ve bowled a lot, and I want to see more bowling alternatives moving ahead. Although it may not always be successful, I want more hitters to contribute with the ball “said he. Pandya discussed the forthcoming T20I encounter while also revealing how the starting XI was chosen from the team.

It’s a little difficult, but I’d want to give everyone in the squad an opportunity, Pandya added. In the meantime, Tim Southee, a fast bowler from New Zealand, claimed a hat-trick in the game by dismissing the captain Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and Washington Sundar in quick succession in the 20th over. In T20I cricket, it was Southee’s second hat trick. The highest scorer for the hosts was captain Kane Williamson, who scored 61 runs in 52 balls. Deepak Hooda recorded four wickets for Team India during the game. While Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj each took two wickets to help their team win.