“Unbelievable, Crazy, Insane” – Twitter Erupts As World No.1 Batter Suryakumar Yadav Hits Sensational Century vs New Zealand
“Unbelievable, Crazy, Insane” – Twitter Erupts As World No.1 Batter Suryakumar Yadav Hits Sensational Century vs New Zealand

Last Update on: November 20th, 2022 at 02:56 pm

India National Cricket Team middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav, who is at the No.1 position in the ICC Men’s T20I Batting Rankings, smashed an absolutely remarkable century in the second T20I against New Zealand National Cricket Team.

The second T20I of the three-match series between Hardik Pandya-led India National Cricket Team and Kane Williamson-led New Zealand National Cricket Team is being played at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, on Sunday, November 20. Notably, the first T20I game of the series was abandoned due to rain without a ball bowled at the Sky Stadium, Wellington on Friday, November 18.

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Suryakumar Yadav INdia. PC- ICC
Suryakumar Yadav India. PC- ICC

Suryakumar Yadav was heading into the three-match T20I series against New Zealand with great form under his belt as he batted brilliantly in the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

In 6 World Cup innings, the No.1 ranked T20I batter smashed 239 runs at an amazing average of 59.75 and an exceptional strike rate of 189.68. The 32-year-old was also amongst the 9 players nominated by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Player of the Tournament.

Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav, who is the first Indian batter to score 1000 T20I runs in a calendar year and only the second overall batter after Mohammad Rizwan, smashed his second T20I century in the second T20I game against New Zealand. Notably, he had smashed his first T20I century against the Three Lions in England in July this year.

Suryakumar Yadav. PC- Getty
Suryakumar Yadav. PC- Getty

He came out to bat at the No.3 position after the dismissal of Rishabh Pant in the match and showcased sheer dominance. He had three good partnerships with Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya.

The 32-year-old smashed unbeaten 111 runs off 51 balls, including 11 fours and 7 sixes. Also, he batted with a phenomenal strike rate of 217.65. He would have registered an even bigger score but unfortunately, he didn’t get the strike in the final over.

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Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav has become only the second Indian batter to score two T20I centuries in a calendar year after Rohit Sharma in 2018. Also, he is the first-ever middle-order batsman to score multiple T20I centuries.

Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)
Suryakumar Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To Suryakumar Yadav’s Batting Masterclass vs New Zealand:

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