James Neesham catch vs Australia: Watch New Zealand all-rounder grabs supreme catch to dismiss Glenn Maxwell vs Australia

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 29/06/2019

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.

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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.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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