James Neesham catch vs Australia: New Zealand all-rounder put on display an exceptional fielding effort to dismiss his counterpart.
During the 37th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and Australia at Lord’s, New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham’s agile and alert fielding effort saw him dismissing Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 22nd over when Maxwell’s attempt to pull a Neesham delivery saw him failing miserably. With the ball hitting the bottom of his bat, it ended up being lobbed in the air to the left of Neesham. Still in his follow-through, Neesham extended his left-hand to catch the ball in an exceptional manner.
Maxwell, who came in to bat at No. 6 in the 21st over, ended up scoring 0 (5). Maxwell’s dismissal saw Australia getting reduced to 92/5 in the 22nd over. While Maxwell has had limited chances to bat in the tourney so far, he could have bailed Australia out of trouble today.
After Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bat, Australia wouldn’t have hoped for such a start. With Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey batting in the middle now, the duo remains the last recognized specialist batting pair for Australia.
While Australia didn’t make any change to their squad for this match, New Zealand included opening batsman Henry Nicholls and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi in place of opener Colin Munro and fast bowler Matt Henry.
James Neesham catch vs Australia:
Another A Blinder Catch
Maxwell Out only 1 Runs
What, a fielding by Newzeland Brilliant. Stunning Catch by Neesham pic.twitter.com/8AdoiHAsQ5
— Bilal Ahmad (@BilalAh92858621) June 29, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
He’s done it AGAIN! @JimmyNeesh with a spectacular caught & bowled! Glenn Maxwell went to pull – it caught the toe end of his bat – Neesham dives in his follow through and takes a one-handed speccy! WOW! 😲#BACKTHEBLACKCAPS #NZvAUS #CWC19
📲 LIVE | https://t.co/aU5ayqheAz pic.twitter.com/QOxriTF0Ha
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) June 29, 2019
The Black Caps are on fire 🔥 🔥 🔥
Jimmy Neesham takes a stunning caught and bowled to send back Glenn Maxwell for a duck 🦆
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 29, 2019
Lockie Ferguson and Jimmy Neesham have been so, so impressive in the World Cup: hugh pace and pace + splendid improvisations
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 29, 2019
In this World Cup Jimmy Neesham is averaging 57.66 with the bat (173 runs), 15.00 with the ball (9 wickets) and has taken three catches. #CWC19
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) June 29, 2019
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