The game between Australia and New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup was a classic, with Australia winning by a margin of five runs. Here’s a recap of how it all went down.
In 2021, the essence of Abu Dhabi remains, but this time, Daryl Mitchell is not present to assist.
“May we please have another one of these?” suggests Gary Naylor. “Please refer to the win percentage located to the right of the scorecard.”
In the 39th over, New Zealand’s score is 283-5 with Ravindra at 111 and Neesham at 9. Neesham adds to the score by hitting Maxwell over midwicket for a six, with excellent timing. The over yields ten runs, leaving New Zealand with 106 runs needed in the final 11 overs.
In the 38th over, New Zealand’s score is 273-5 with Ravindra at 108 and Neesham at 2. Hazlewood comes back into the game and is promptly hit for four by Ravindra as he pulls the ball around the corner. It must be a surreal moment for his father, who named him after two legendary Indian cricketers, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar. His heart must be filled with joy.
Four individual players successfully complete a satisfactory over for New Zealand, who are persevering – and maintaining a run rate of less than ten.
The 37th over saw New Zealand at 265-5 with Ravindra scoring 102 and Neesham at 0. It was a highly eventful over with the last ball being bowled. The team now needs 124 runs in 78 balls.