New Zealand vs Bangladesh: James Neesham runs out Tamim Iqbal with his tidy footwork during Christchurch ODI

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: James Neesham runs out Tamim Iqbal with his tidy footwork during Christchurch ODI

Tamim ended with 78 runs off 108 balls with 11 fours.

Jimmy Neesham
Jimmy Neesham. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Tamim Iqbal had his share of luck when third umpire Chris Gaffaney overturned an on-field umpires’ soft signal ‘Out’ during the second ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Kyle Jamieson seemed to have taken a sharp catch on his follow-through, but the third umpire ruled the decision in the batsman’s favour.

Tamim was batting in his 30s at that point in time and he went on to score his half-century off 84 balls. The southpaw was also looking good for a century as the pitch didn’t show any signs of demons whatsoever. However, unlike the first time, Lady Luck didn’t smile at the 32-year-old from Chittagong. In the 31st over, against the run of play, the southpaw got run out.

Tamim Iqbal falls prey to Neesham’s wit

James Neesham bowled a good-length ball and Mushfiqur Rahim went for a quick single after tapping the ball on the ground. But then, as Tamim was reaching the striker’s end, Neesham showed his football skills and kicked the ball on to the stumps.

Tamim was caught miles short of his crease and he was utterly disappointed. Tamim ended with 78 runs off 108 balls with 11 fours, leaving the Tigers at 133 for three in 30.2 overs.

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After the first game at the University Oval in Dunedin, Tamim, also the Bangladesh skipper, wasn’t a happy man. He lashed out at the batters for throwing their wickets away through loose shots after the Tigers were bowled out for 131. The visitors lost the game by eight wickets.

“There shouldn’t be an excuse regarding the preparations. Though it was quite difficult to bat in the morning, we have to refrain from overlooking our mistakes. I take a lot of pride in our batting and I don’t think getting bundled up for 131 runs is good for us at all,” Tamim had said after the first ODI.

“The problem is, we had 4-5 soft dismissals, which pushed us to the backfoot early in the game. There were mistakes in shot selection, which led to the soft dismissals. If we learn from our mistakes, and score at least 260-270, then the result will be different,” he added.