Suryakumar’s century helped India win by 65 runs at a challenging score of 191 runs for 6 wickets. With this win, the Hardik Pandya-led team took a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.
India lost the toss and elected to bat first in the second T20I at Mount Maunganui in New Zealand on Sunday. He faced only 51 balls for the team and played a fighting inning of 111 runs with the help of 11 fours and 7 sixes. Apart from this, Ishan Kishan returned with 36 runs in 31 balls.
Chasing the target, New Zealand was bowled out for 126 in 18.5 overs after losing wickets at regular intervals due to the spin of Deepak Hooda and Yuzvendra Chahal and the pace of Mohammad Siraj.
The first match of the series was abandoned. The last match of the series will be held in Napier at 12:30 pm on Tuesday.
Captain Kane Williamson scored the highest 61 runs for the team. Deepak Hooda took 4 wickets for just 10 runs in 2.5 overs for India. Yuzvendra Chahal took 2 wickets for 26 runs in 4 overs. Siraj took 2 wickets for 24 runs in 4 overs.