The second match of the three T20 match series between India and New Zealand was played at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Let us tell you that the Indian team had lost the first T20 match of this series by 21 runs, but by winning the second match by six wickets, Team India made the series 1-1. Batting first, New Zealand scored 99 runs losing eight wickets in 20 overs. India achieved this target of 100 runs from New Zealand with one ball remaining.
However, while chasing this easy target of 100 runs, Team India lost their sweat. To achieve this target, the batsmen of the Indian team had to struggle a lot. During this struggle, Washington Sundar was run out on a very important occasion. In fact, in the 15th over, Suryakumar Yadav ran from the striker’s end despite Sundar’s refusal. Eventually Sundar had to leave the crease and lose his wicket. Although Surya has accepted his mistake after the match.
What did Suryakumar Yadav say
Suryakumar Yadav played an unbeaten 26 off 31 balls in this match. He was elected ‘Player of the Match’ in this exciting match. After becoming the player of the match, Suryakumar Yadav said in the post match presentation, “You can say that this was a different version of Surya. It was very important to adjust to the situation when I went out to bat. It was important for one of them to take the game to the end after Washington got out.”
Suryakumar Yadav further said on Washington Sundar’s runout, “It was my mistake. It was definitely not a run, I was not seeing where the ball was going. It was a challenging wicket. We didn’t think that this kind of turn would come in the second innings, but it is necessary to adjust to it. We just needed one hit in the last over. It was very important to keep our nerves calm.”