Indian Westfolk batsman Suryakumar Yadav played an unbeaten inning of 111 runs in the second T20 against New Zealand on Sunday. On the basis of this stormy innings, he was once again awarded the Man of the Match award. This is Surya’s 7th Man of the Match award this year. As soon as he received this award, SKY has surpassed Virat Kohli and equaled a big world record. This is the record for winning the most Man of the Match awards in T20Is in a year. Let me tell you, in 2016, Virat Kohli won the record 6 Man of the Match titles.
Suryakumar Yadav has equaled the world record of Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe. Raza had overtaken Kohli by winning a total of 7 Man of the Match awards this year. Now this year there will be competition between these two players to make this record their name. Let me tell you, this is the 9th Man of the Match award in Suryakumar Yadav’s T20I career.
Talking about Virat Kohli, Kohli won the 6th Man of the Match award for that year with his innings of 82 runs against Australia in T20 World Cup 2016. He set a new record by beating Shane Watson of Australia. The Australian all-rounder won 5 Man of the Match awards in 2012.
Players with the most man of the match awards in a calendar year in T20Is-
Sikandar Raza – 7*
Suryakumar Yadav – 7 *
Virat Kohli – 6
Shane Watson – 5
Talking about the India vs New Zealand match, after losing the toss and electing to bat first, Team India scored 191 runs for the loss of 6 wickets on the board in the stipulated 20 overs on the basis of Suryakumar Yadav’s (111 *) century. 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.