Recalled New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham struck five sixes in one over to attain the best ever One-Day International strike-rate in the first ODI against Sri Lanka at the Bay Oval.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Neesham struck five sixes, a two and a single in an over from Thisara Perera that included a no-ball as he made 47 not out from only 13 balls. This is most runs scored by any New Zealand cricketer in a single over as the southpaw overtakes Kane Williamson’s 31 in an over against Canada in 2010.
As a result, Jimmy Neesham joins AB de Villiers for the third most numbers of runs scored in an ODI. He is now behind Herschelle Gibbs’ 36 against the Netherlands in the 2007 World Cup and Perera’s 35 against South Africa at Pallekele in 2013. He also boasts the highest ever strike rate in an ODI innings of 361.53 as he overtook 338.63 of AB de Villiers in a game against Windies in 2015.
6,6,6,6,2NB,6,1 Thisara Perera taken for 34 runs in the 49th over by James Neesham, NZ ends with 371/7 in the first ODI of 2019
— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) January 3, 2019
Thisara Perera once smashed Robin Peterson for 35 runs
Today concedee 34 Runs to James Neesham.
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) January 3, 2019
While you enjoy Ind-Aus at SCG, Jimmy Neesham has hit five sixes in an over against SL!
— Shailesh Kapoor (@shaileshkapoor) January 3, 2019
5 sixes in 5 balls by Jimmy Neesham pic.twitter.com/VhH1EXLgU8
— Cricket 360 (@Cricket3601) January 3, 2019
Jimmy Neesham slayed 'em 🔥🔥#NZvSL
— ⎊ celeste ⍟ ||Poe Dameron stan|| (@its_sreeparna) January 3, 2019
Jimmy Neesham's batting S/R of 361.53 is the highest ever in an ODI inning of 10+ balls. (47* off 13 balls)
Previous: 338.63 by AB de Villiers during his 44-ball 149 against Windies in 2015. #NZvSL
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 3, 2019
Jimmy fuckin Neesham!!!
— Benjamin (@Morehu) January 3, 2019
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) January 3, 2019
Jimmy Neesham – returning to the national side after 14 months – hits Thisara Perera for 34 runs in one over! Ridiculous hititng.
6, 6, 6, 6, 2nb, 6, 1 #NZvSL
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) January 3, 2019
I've always liked Jimmy Neesham! 🏏#NZvSL
— Sir Foxy (@FoxyLustyGrover) January 3, 2019