Suryakumar Yadav maintained his incredible T20 cricket form on Sunday at the Bay Oval, where he scored his second international century and helped India finish with a mammoth 191 for six. Suryakumar eventually scored an unbeaten 111, replicating Rohit Sharma’s incredible T20I feat while also setting an Indian record for the format. (India vs. New Zealand 2nd T20 Live Score)

After India was given the chance to bat first, Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan appeared to be having difficulty with the pitch. Following Pant’s early dismissal, Shreyas Iyer got off to a decent start, but his stay was cut short by an unfortunate hit-wicket dismissal that left him fuming at himself. Suryakumar then entered the room, and from the way he batted the ball, it appeared as though he was from another planet.

On Sunday evening at Mount Maunganui, Suryakumar completely dissed the New Zealand attack. He used his trademark over-the-fine-leg ramp shot, inside-out lofted shots over extra cover, sweep shots against spinners, and other shots.

Suryakumar did not miss any areas on the ground, and New Zealand bowlers tried every strategy they had. In total, he hit seven maximums and 11 boundaries during his unbeaten 111-ball innings.

With the century, Suryakumar has tied KL Rahul for the second-most century in T20I cricket. With four of these strikes, Rohit leads all cricket players worldwide. The Indian batter followed Rahul as the second player in the format to hit two tonnes away from home. Earlier this summer, he hit his first tonne in England. Suryakumar also became the second Indian batsman, after Rohit, to score two centuries in the T20I format in the same year, and the first Indian player ever to score a T20I tonne in New Zealand.

“A hundred is always special in T20, but it was also crucial for me to bat all the way through. Hardik advised me to continue to bat until the 18th or 19th over and get a score of about 185. We discussed going deep after the 16th over had ended. Maximizing the last few overs was crucial. I’ve been performing the same actions repeatedly in the nets, but nothing is working for me “After the innings, he said.