Tim Southee, 33, completed a hat trick, keeping India from scoring more than 200.
Tim Southee of New Zealand completed a fantastic hattrick, but India still managed to smash a tough target of 191/6 in the allocated 20 overs during the second match of the three-match T20I series.
Batting first in Mount Manganui, India, riding a century from Suryakumar Yadav (SKY), the team posted an impressive total. Southee, on the other hand, managed a hattrick after dismissing India skipper Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and Washington Sundar.
Time Southee picks up second hattrick in T20Is
All of this happened in the final over of the contest, when Southee had Pandya caught at long off the third delivery and then removed Hooda and Sundar off the next two balls to complete his masterful performance. Earlier, the in-form Suryakumar Yadav smashed a century as India registered 191 for six against New Zealand in the second T20 International here on Sunday.
India lost Rishabh Pant (6) early in their innings, while Ishan Kishan faced 31 balls for his 36 runs at the Bay Oval. Suryakumar, fresh off an outstanding T20 World Cup performance, hammered his way to an undefeated 111 off only 51 balls. He had 11 fours and 7 sixes.
Southee has now joined a very special set of bowlers who have taken more than one T20i hattrick.
This is his second T20 hattrick; the previous came against Pakistan in 2010. His final over yielded 5 runs and 3 wickets. Aided New Zealand in preventing India from scoring 200, as indicated on the scorecard. Suryakumar Yadav watched everything from the non-striker’s end.