Watch: Tim Southee bowl the unplayable in-swinging Yorker
Updated - Feb 20, 2015 1:08 pm
Watch: Tim Southee bowl the unplayable in-swinging Yorker: England was called the unnoticed challenger as they headed to Australia and New Zealand for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. But the team has done every bit that they could to prove the supporters wrong. First they went down in submissive manner against the hosts Australia in their first match. They had to travel their way to Wellington to play New Zealand at home and one expects England to do well against the swinging ball. The Kiwi’s not only beat them rather crushed them to win their second match in a row and hand England its second defeat.
What was ironic was the fact that no English batsman other than Joe Root seemed to know what was happening. Tim Southee pace spearhead of the Black Caps did a fantastic job. The ball was moving, with conditions favoring swing, he pitched the ball in the right areas and gave nothing away to the batsman to score on. It all started as he first removed Ian Bell at the score of 18 and England scored 105 more runs in their innings.
Southee was too hot for any batsman to handle, but this particular delivery and the manner in which he removed the England opener Moeen Ali was demoralizing for the next batsmen walking in. A ball with pace behind it, set to pitch outside off stump at the Yorker length swung in exactly as the bowler would have loved it to and Ali had no answer to it. An in-swinging Yorker is never easy to handle and impossible if you are young at the crease.
Within a second of leaving Southee’s grip the ball did enough to skip any contact with Ali the batsman and directly kissed the stumps. No other batsman could settle in to score as many runs to trouble the New Zealand batsmen and with Brendon McCullum going all guns blazing it was a cake walk and it proved nothing in front of the attitude, approach and batting that the kiwis have this time and sooner than they could realize England were handed a 8 wickets defeat.
This match not only broke England’s confidence but a few cricketing records as well. The most prominent among which is Tim Southee’s 7-33 the third best bowling figure in world cup history.
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