Home Cricket News “Magician – Twitterati Thrilled As Suryakumar Yadav Slams Century Against New Zealand In Second T20I

“Magician – Twitterati Thrilled As Suryakumar Yadav Slams Century Against New Zealand In Second T20I

“Magician – Twitterati Thrilled As Suryakumar Yadav Slams Century Against New Zealand In Second T20I
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Team India batter Suryakumar Yadav was at his mighty best against New Zealand in the second T20I on Sunday, November 20 at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. He continued his outstanding form, slamming a terrific century in the match. Suryakumar Yadav’s knock took India to 191 runs in the first innings.

The right-handed batter came out to bat early after opener Rishabh Pant was dismissed in the sixth over. He took on the onus to take on the New Zealand bowling attack. Suryakumar Yadav kept the scoreboard running, as he reached to his fifty in 32 deliveries. Following the mini-achievement, he accelerated the batting, slamming two boundaries and a six to Tim Southee in the seventeenth over.

Facing Lockie Ferguson in the penultimate over of the innings, Suryakumar Yadav slammed a couple of boundaries. On the fourth delivery, Ferguson bowled a full seam-up outside off-stump ball. The Indian batter slammed the delivery wide of sweeper cover to get another boundary. With this, boundary he brought up his century in the innings. Suryakumar remained unbeaten, scoring 111 runs off 51 balls, including 11 boundaries and seven sixes.

Team India reached 191 runs on the back of Suryakumar Yadav’s century. Ishan Kishan also played a decent hand of 36 runs. Meanwhile, Tim Southee picked up a hattrick in the final over, to restrict India from getting 200 plus runs on the board. Lockie Ferguson also took a couple of wickets. However, the fans couldn’t get over Suryakumar Yadav’s brilliance in the match.

Let’s take a look at how Twitterati reacted to Suryakumar Yadav’s knock:

In T20, a hundred is always special: Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav became the second Indian batter after Rohit Sharma to score two T20I centuries in a calendar year. Rohit Sharma achieved the feat in 2018. Speaking about his knock, the 32-year-old expressed that batting till the end was the key for him in the innings. He added that he spoke to Hardik Pandya about taking the game deep. Suryakumar said at the mid-innings break,

“In T20, a hundred is always special but at the same time, it was really important for me to bat till the very end. Hardik was telling me to bat till the 18th or 19th over and get to a score of 185 or so. After the end of the 16th over, we had a chat about taking it deep. It was important to maximize the last few overs. Have been doing the same things over and over again, in the nets and it’s just coming off for me.”

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