New Zealand footballer Tim Southey completed an amazing hat-trick, but he just couldn’t stop India He managed to hit a massive target of 191/6 in 20 allotted overs during the second of the three-match T20I series. Batting first in Mount Manganui, India, a century away from Suryakumar Yadav (SKY), it finished with a huge total. But Southee managed to slip in the hat-trick as he was responsible for the wickets of India’s captain Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda and Washington Sundar.
It all happened towards the end of the final over when Southee caught Pandya wide on the third delivery and then dismissed Hooda and Sundar off the next two balls to end his class act. Earlier, the in-form Suryakumar Yadav fired again with a scintillating hundred as India scored 191 for six against New Zealand in the Second T20 International here on Sunday.
Sent in to bat first, India lost Rishabh Pant (6) early while Ishan Kishan faced 31 balls in 36 runs at Bay Oval. Coming out of the T20 is excellent Globalism In the cup campaign, Suryakumar continued in similar vein and made his way to an unbeaten 111 off just 51 balls. Hit 11 fours and seven sixes.
The returning Shreyas Iyer failed to make an impact, coming out for the 13th over. Tim Southee got a hat-trick when he took three wickets on the trot in the last innings to finish with figures of 3/34.
Surya came in at number three in the absence of Virat Kohli and smashed boundaries and wickets at will, his last 64 being off just 18 balls.
It may not look simple to the naked eye but in his own words Surya kept it ‘simple’ and executed his amazing combination of strokes according to the field positions.
If the spinners got it all on the stump he would be happy to play the inside-out shot on cover and when the faster players aimed his stumps to a good length he helped the ball sail off his fine leg for a set of six. In total, Syria collected 11 fours and seven sixes.
He brought up his second century off 49 balls with an aerial push past sweeper cover.
Surya went on the penultimate run on a bowled by Lockie Ferguson, hitting four boundaries and an astonishing six over a deep point. The fast bowler has clearly run out of ideas with Surya in the song.
The last five overs yielded 72 runs. Tim Southee threw an impressive 20 over and stopped the free-flow of runs by taking a triple. Washington denied Sundar, Deepak Hooda and Hardik Pandya on the trot.