New Zealand’s all-rounder James Neesham was at his best in the ongoing second semifinal against India. Neesham took a one-handed blinder at the point region when Dinesh Karthik played a uppish drive. The New Zealand all-rounder dived to his left and took a splendid catch at the point region. However, Neesham dropped Rishabh Pant‘s catch when the left-hander was at 18 runs.
Meanwhile, India has their backs against the wall as they are tottering at 35-4. In fact, India lost the first three wickets for only five runs. India’s man in form Rohit Sharma got a jaffa from Matt Henry and nicked the ball to New Zealand keeper Tom Latham.
Furthermore, India’s skipper Virat Kohli was plumbed in front of the wickets by Trent Boult. The umpire gave the decision in favour of the Kiwis but Kohli had no luck when he sent the decision upstairs.
Moreover, KL Rahul was in two minds whether to play the ball or leave it and hence, it edged it to Tom Latham, who took a good catch. Thus, the top three Indian batsmen scored one run each. Matt Henry had taken three wickets and he has helped his team put their noses in front.
On the other hand, India was able to restrict New Zealand to 239 runs after Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat first. The match was taken into the reserve day after rain gods played a killjoy on the match day.
Ross Taylor top scored for New Zealand as the right-handed batsman scored 74 runs. Furthermore, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored a fine knock of 67 runs.
On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he took three wickets. Moreover, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Hardik Pandya scalped one wicket each.
Here is James Neesham’s catch: