New Zealand defeated England by five wickets to enter the 2021 final T20 World Cup. It was a close match and it took some big hits from the kiwis in the end to cross the finish line. In this article, we take a look at how Jonny BairstowThe attempted catch on the ropes ignited memories of the 2019 ODI WC final.
Kiwis enter the finals of the T20 2021 World Cup
By beating first, England scored a respectable 166-4 in the first innings. New Zealand’s innings got off to a terrible start with the team soon losing both Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson. Daryl Mitchell and Devon Conway therefore had to make sure there was no collapse. They did it, but the team needed momentum to really hit the target. Jimmy Neesham, with a well done 27 out of 12, provided it. Daryl Mitchell was the star of the game with 72 points out of 47 deliveries. After entering their first T20 World Final, New Zealand will either face Pakistan or Australia in the summit clash.
Attempting to catch Bairstow on the ropes ignites memories
In the 17th over of the chase, Jimmy Neesham shifted the delivery from Chris Jordan to the long-on. Jonny Bairstow made a nice attempt to catch the ball, but when he knew he couldn’t, he threw it at the defender who was covering him. However, he had hit the ropes and therefore a six was declared.
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It was a return to the 2019 ODI World Cup Finals when the same teams met. It was Trent Boult who played the role of Bairstow that day. Ben Stokes was the hitter and England won that game. There were too many coincidences and viewers couldn’t help but reproduce the incident in their minds.