New Zealand captain Kane Williamson heaped praise on Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav after their 65-run defeat at the hands of India in the second T20I. Surya played an unbeaten inning of 111 runs in 51 balls against New Zealand with the help of 11 fours and 7 sky-high sixes, and this inning also became the main reason for New Zealand’s defeat. After the match, Kane Williamson described Suryakumar Yadav as the best player in the world and said that he played some shots which I have never seen before.
After the match, the Kiwi captain said, ‘It was not our best effort. Surya’s innings was out of the world. One of the best innings I have seen so far. Some of them played shots that I have never seen before. They were excellent, we didn’t play well. We could not get the momentum in bowling, we could not get many wickets. Apart from this, we did not get momentum even in batting. It was disappointing.
He further said ‘Again, I would say about Suryakumar, his innings was the difference. The ball was swinging and India took advantage of that and did well. It is important for us to look at some areas and improve. Surya is the best player in the world.
Batting first after losing the toss, Team India scored 191 runs for the loss of 6 wickets on the board in the stipulated 20 overs on the basis of a century by Suryakumar Yadav (111 *). Chasing this score, the hosts were bundled out for 126 runs. For New Zealand, Kane Williamson scored the highest innings of 61 runs, while Deepak Hooda shone in bowling for India, who took a total of 4 wickets.
The reason for New Zealand’s defeat was also the slow innings of captain Kane Williamson and Devon Conway. After the dismissal of Finn Allen in the very first over, both the batsmen added only 56 runs in 8.1 overs. Conway was dismissed for 25 off 22 balls while Williamson scored 62 off 52 balls. Due to the slow innings of these two batsmen, the pressure came on the other batsmen and the players were dismissed in the attempt of hitting big shots.