In a recent encounter between New Zealand and Afghanistan, the former won the game by 7 wickets. This sums up to a total of three victories in the three matches they have played. Talking about the same, the Kiwi bowler, James Neesham after failing to give some good performances bounced back in action after picking up his famous five wicket haul to help his team register their third win the World Cup. with this, the match 13 of the World cup ended with New Zealand winning against Afghanistan. This leaves the Afghanistan team in the same place like South Africa where they have lost three games and need to win all the six forthcoming matches in order to make their appearance in the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Pretty pleased with my performance today
Saturday at Taunton ended for James Neesham going for figures for 5/31 in the 10 overs he bowled. This complemented Lockie Ferguson’s four for 37 in 9.1 overs. This left the Afghanistan squad rattled at 172 all out in 41.1 overs. “Pretty pleased with my performance today. Afghanistan put us under pressure very early with the bat, but we knew we had the ability to dent them even after the start they got,” said Neesham, who won the Man of the Match award, said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
I went back to my forte today hitting the deck hard, and not trying to swing the ball too much
James further talked about the match saying that his home conditions are lower and slower but the bouncy pitches have suited his bowling taste well. “The chase was clinical, obviously. Our home conditions are lower and slower, but the bouncy conditions suited me personally to be honest. I let a few external voices affect my bowling, and I went back to my forte today – hitting the deck hard, and not trying to swing the ball too much,” he concluded.