India beat New Zealand by 65 runs.
Made a 1-0 lead in the T20 series against New Zealand.
New Delhi. Team India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has come true as a captain. The second match of the T20 series between India and New Zealand was played today (20 November). In this match, Hardik & Co. defeated the Kiwi team by 65 runs. After the title victory of Gujarat Titans in IPL, Hardik is being considered as the future captain. At the same time, he took some important decisions against New Zealand and managed to win the team. In such a situation, it can be said that Hardik will be the first option for captaincy after Rohit Sharma.
Hardik Pandya has learned a big lesson from the World Cup. The pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul flopped in the T20 World Cup, after which many people advised Rishabh to open. Pandya used Pant as an opener against the Kiwi team. Although, he could not do anything special in this match, but he can be expected to score big in the upcoming match. Apart from this, Hardik sent the team’s aggressive batsman Suryakumar Yadav at number three. His decision proved absolutely right.
Suryakumar Yadav was the hero of the match
New Zealand won the toss and invited Team India to bat first. Team India’s opening pair could not do anything special. But after that Suryakumar Yadav, who came to bat, started spewing fire with his bat. He played a stormy inning of 111 runs in just 51 balls. His innings included 7 sixes and 11 fours. The Indian team scored a huge score of 191 runs thanks to Sky’s batting. At the same time, the New Zealand team was reduced to 126 runs.
Deepak Hooda did amazing
Hardik Pandya used an extra bowler in this match. He used Deepak Hooda for bowling. Although, Hooda was included in the playing XI during the World Cup, but his bowling was not trusted. This decision of Pandya also played an important role. Deepak Hooda spent 10 runs in just 17 balls and showed four batsmen the way to the pavilion.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 20, 2022, 19:16 IST