After being eliminated in the semi-finals of the most recent Twenty20 World Cup, Team India finally got back on the winning track with a victory over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International of the three-match series on Sunday. Team India won by a score of 65 runs. Suryakumar Yadav, the batter, once again stole the show with his blistering knock of 111* off of only 51 balls, which helped drive the team lead by Hardik Pandya to a total of 191/6 in 20 overs.
In response, India’s team scored only 126 runs while New Zealand’s was only 126, giving India the victory by 65 runs. In addition to Suryakumar, all-rounder Deepak Hooda wowed everyone with his outstanding performance, which included taking four wickets.
Hooda was commended by former India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel for his remarkable performance with the ball, and Patel also applauded Hooda’s captain Hardik Pandya for putting faith in him.
If someone claims to have bowling ability, the only method to determine whether or not they actually do so is to give them overs to bowl in international competition.
Exactly the same thing happened when Hardik Pandya batted against Hooda. It is common knowledge that Hooda’s bowling ability was a major factor in his selection for the World Cup squad. But he did not bowl in any of the games that he participated in, according to Parthiv’s comments on Cricbuzz.
“It was not required, but you have to give him some overs to determine whether or not he is good enough to give you those couple of overs, or at least one over. They have an aggressive mindset and are thinking of wickets.
In the format of Twenty20, this is a factor that cannot be overlooked. “It’s encouraging to see that we are moving forward and thinking ahead,” he stated further.
India has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after claiming victory over New Zealand in the most recent encounter. As a result of the efforts of the visitors, New Zealand was bowled out for 126 runs. Deepak Hooda had an impressive performance, returning figures of 4 for 10, while Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj each claimed two wickets.
The third and final Twenty20 International match between the two teams will take place on November 22 at McLean Park in Napier.