Jimmy Neesham prays to god to change the script as England wins in Super Over yet again
England won the T20I series by 3-2 against New Zealand.
Published - Nov 10, 2019 8:50 pm | Updated - Nov 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Earlier, in the recently concluded World Cup, fourth months ago, the final that was played between New Zealand and England went to the tie-breaker rule. At that time Eoin Morgan and Co. ended up winning the game on the basis of boundary count as both the teams had ended on the level in the super over. Both the teams were yet again got entangled in the same situation during the T20I series decider. This forced, the Kiwi all-rounder Jimmy Neesham to pray to God in order to bring the results in favour of his team.
Kiwi team was scheduled to play against England in the series decider at Eden Park in Auckland. The heavy rain delayed the game and also reduced the match length to 11-overs per side. After that, Eoin Morgan, the skipper of England, won the toss and elected to bowl.
England and New Zealand were involved in a Super Over
New Zealand batting first posted a total of 146 runs and in reply to that Eoin Morgan and Co. ended up on 146 runs as their batsman Chris Jordan smashed the ball for a boundary when England was in need of 5 runs in one ball. This brought the game to a tie.
The Super Over was brought into the picture and the pair of Jonny Bairstow and Morgan amassed 17 runs in six legal deliveries against Tin Southee. For New Zealand, the right-handed opener Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert took the crease in order to chase the target and Chris Jordan was given the responsibility to bowl the match deciding over. The right-handed batter Seifert got out on the fourth delivery and at that time New Zealand needed 10 runs off just 2 deliveries.
In the end, the match was won by the visitors by a fine margin and sealed the T20I series against New Zealand by 3-2. After the game, the Kiwi all-rounder Jimmy Neesham took to his Instagram handle and posted a picture of him looking up in the sky and caption it, “Hey you up there, any chance you could change the script?”. The hilarious fact is that Neesham featured in both matches for his team that played the Super over.
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