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Twitter Celebrates as Neesham Goes 6,6,6,6,6 at Bay Oval

James Neesham’s blitzkrieg of 47 off 13 balls was instrumental in New Zealand posting a total of 371 against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the series at Bay Oval.

Cricketnext Staff |January 3, 2019, 5:42 PM IST
Twitter Celebrates as Neesham Goes 6,6,6,6,6 at Bay Oval

James Neesham’s blitzkrieg 47 off 13 balls was instrumental in New Zealand posting a total of 371 against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the series at Bay Oval. He was at the centre of one of the most expensive overs in the history of ODI cricket en-route to his knock.

That Sri Lanka lost the match by 45 runs is further proof that Neesham’s innings was make-or-break in swinging the result in the Black Caps’ favour. And naturally, Twitter was gung-ho about his innings.

The ICC was prompt in documenting his achievement –

While this statistic shows where Neesham’s innings will find its place in ODI history –

An interesting coincidence, this. New Zealand played the first ODI of 2014, where Corey Anderson smashed a 36-ball ton against West Indies. Fast forward five years, and it was his compatriot Neesham’s turn to go hammer and tongs on the opposition bowling attack.

This is surely worthy of a mention!

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