The first semi-final of the T20 World Cup, the England vs New Zealand match, was going away from the Kiwi team. 60 runs were needed in five overs, while part-time spinner Liam Livingston came for a four and a six, the team had also lost the wicket of Phillip.
After this Neesham came to the crease, New Zealand needed 57 runs in 4 overs. And Neesham made this over so big that in the end, Mitchell needed only 2 big hits. In this over, Neesham hit 2 sixes and 1 four and scored 23 runs from Jordan’s over.
After this, he also hit a six off Adil Rashid’s ball but was out on the last ball. Neesham scored 23 runs in 11 balls with the help of 3 sixes and 1 four. When Mitchell hit 2 sixes and 1 four in the 19th over to give victory to the team, then the entire New Zealand team was immersed in celebration.
But Neesham remained sitting on his chair. Such a big win, revenge for the 2019 ODI World Cup but Neesham did not move from his chair. Some pictures on social media also came such that even when the team went back to the pavilion, Jimmy Neesham continued to sit on the same chair in the dugout.
– Adul Haa (@haadispeaks) November 11, 2021
When the exam result is declared : pic.twitter.com/piuUZrS3Sz
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Beta male: “Why ain’t you celebrating?”
Sigma male: “Job is not finished” pic.twitter.com/6Tvh51Ikss
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One reason for this could be that Jimmy Neesham was in the field in the final moments of the ODI World Cup 2019. When Guptill had to score 2 runs on the last ball and he could only score 1 run and England were declared winners on the basis of boundary count. It seemed from his gesture that the work was not completed yet.
Earlier, Jimmy Neesham had also done wonders with the ball and also took the wicket of the dangerous looking Liam Livingston in the last over. He would have got another wicket on the last ball as well but Phillip dropped Morgan’s catch.
New Zealand must be feeling great after this win and reaching the final. It has become the team that has reached the final of ICC tournament thrice in a span of 2 years. Cricket is a team game and the New Zealand team is verifying this in every match. He is getting a new hero in every match and today he has got 2-2 heroes. Neesham and Mitchell. Overall, New Zealand snatched the match going in England’s bag for the first 10 overs. In the last 10 overs, but in 9 overs, New Zealand scored 109 runs in their favor.