After Suryakumar Yadav stole the show in the 1st innings of the second T20Is against New Zealand at Bay Oval, New Zealand batters failed miserably in their quest to chase 191 as they bundled out at just 126-10 in 18.4 overs. Indian allrounder Deepak Hooda bowled a clinical spell in the 2nd innings as he bagged four wickets in just 2.4 overs and conceded just 10 runs.
Md. Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal picked two wickets each in the game. Kane Williamson was the highest run-getter for the Kiwi side, scoring 61 off 52 deliveries. Kane played at the strike rate of 117.31 when the side had a mammoth target to chase. While New Zealand required a blistering knock, the New Zealand skipper is facing lot of flak on social media for playing a slow innings.
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The 32-year-old has recently been released by the IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad following a poor performance in IPL 2022. Under Williamson's leadership, SRH failed to enter the playoff stage of the IPL 2022 as the 2016 champions finished 8th on the points table.
Notably, Williamson spent eight seasons with Sunrisers Hyderabad before being released ahead of IPL 2023. With an average of 36.22, the former SRH skipper smashed 2101 runs in the cash-rich league for the Hyderabad franchise.
After being released from the IPL franchise, Kane Williamson expressed his desire to feature in the 2023 edition of the IPL by saying he looks forward to participating in other tournaments as there are so many options. "IPL is definitely one of the most competitive, but there are many competitions worldwide. I love playing all formats," said Kane Williamson.