Watch: Suryakumar Yadav gives ground crew company during rain delay in second ODI at Hamilton

Indian mass of the first order Suryakumar Yadav was seen chatting with the ground crew during the rain delay in the second ODI against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Yadav and one of the ground crew were sitting together and talking in a dirt buggy in the field.

Rain stopped play during the fifth over of the Indian innings after New Zealand decided to field first. When the rains stopped after three hours, the umpires made it a 29-over match, with the powerplay reduced to five overs.

India, playing a must-win match, made two changes from the last match, recruiting Deepak Chahar to shardul thakur and Deepak Hooda for Sanju Samson. Thakur was one of the most expensive Indian bowlers in the first ODI, posting figures of 9-1-63-1.

In contrast, Samson performed decently with the bat, scoring 36 of 38 balls; however, tourists probably needed a sixth bowling option. In turn, New Zealand made a single change, bringing on Michael Bracewell for Adam Milne.

The Kiwis recorded a crushing victory over India in Auckland, chasing 307 in 47.1 overs, topped by Tom Latham’s unbeaten 145 and his unbroken standing of 221 under Kane Williamson.

Suryakumar Yadav comes out to bat early in second ODI

Suryakumar Yadav and Shubman Gill.  (Image credits: Getty)
Suryakumar Yadav and Shubman Gill. (Image credits: Getty)

Meanwhile, the T20I number one batsman came out to bat at number three in the ongoing game after Shikhar Dhawan was killed in the sixth over, caught by Lockie Ferguson off Matt Henry’s bowling.

The 32-year-old has looked in sublime form so far, hitting 34 for 25 balls with two fours and three sixes and hitting 66 with Shubman Gill. The former also won the Player of the Series award on T20 rubber.

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