The 2023 ODI World Cup has given numerous highest-scoring games. Teams scoring 350 runs fear that the target will be chased by the opposition. Similarly, the Australia vs New Zealand 2023 ODI World Match was a high-scoring contest. Australia was put on to bat first by the Kiwis, and they set an illustrious total of 388 runs. In this case, the match went down to the final ball, and Australia won by 5 runs. Kiwi all-rounder Jimmy Neesham gave everything for the team to win the match, but sadly got run out. All his hard work went in vain, and social media brought back one of his old tweets.
Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 15, 2019
If you remember, this was tweeted by him after the heartbreak loss in the 2019 ODI World Cup final against England. Jimmy Neesham and Martin Guptill were the players who batted in the Super Over. Just like the runout of Martin Guptill in the 2019 ODI World Cup final, Jimmy Neesham lost his wicket on the second last ball of the over.
He played a major role in both run chases, but sadly, he ended up on the losing side. This was also his first outing with the bat in hand, and all his efforts fell a few runs short.
With this match, the 2023 ODI World Cup has made things more competitive. Officially, no teams are out of the tournament, and now things can be quite close for the No. 3 and No. 4 spots on the points table.
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Australia vs New Zealand 2023 ODI World Cup
- Australia: 338 (all-out)
- New Zealand: 383/9
- Results: Australia won by 5 runs
- Man of the Match award: Travis Head (109 runs off 67 balls)
- Top scorer: Rachin Ravindra (116 runs off 89 balls)
- Best bowling figure: Glenn Phillips (10 overs, 37 runs, 3 wickets)