Cricket Vs Rugby; New Zealand players on a rock, Daniel Vettori bowling whereas Umpiring by Jimmy Neesham

Cricket Vs Rugby; New Zealand players on a rock

Cricket Vs Rugby; New Zealand players on a rock [Pic Source : Twitter]

A game was played between Cricket and Rugby which created a huge entertainment among fans to spectate something different on the format and the most interesting part was seeing New Zealand All rounder Jimmy Neesham as an umpire in a match played on Friday. Right now he is out of international cricket due to sustaining an injury which was took place last week as an injury on finger. The match was part of 2021 Black Clash.

In the match, the Team Cricket scored 189 runs in 20 overs which was mostly with the big contribution by Fulton who scored 80 runs off 51 balls which consists of seven sixes and four boundaries respectively. Initially it was seen that the kind of carnage hitting done by Fulton will lead team to 220-240 but death bowling by Team Rugby restricted team below 200 runs mark.

This time they wasn’t any players like Muttiah Muralitharan and Mahela Jayawardene due to the ongoing scare of coronavirus. Players of Team Cricket like skipper Stephen Fleming with 9 runs, Styris with 8 runs, Craig McMillan with 4 runs failed to exhibit the score whereas Grant Elliott and McCullum remained not out on score of 34. Only likes if Team Rugby had then it will be Andy Ellis who picked 3-15 in span of three overs.

To chase the score Team Rugby had a good start by openers Jordan and Ofisa Tonu’u scoring 74 runs but eventually got first breakthrough by Nathan McCullum and ended up span with 3-20. Team was losing wickets in quick succession but then Boshier came to the spot and hit three sixes off Jordan Watson but continued too long and gave away wicket with 134-5.

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The match was so interesting that finally it was came up on a close encounter and Team Cricket Won the match by close margin of two runs.

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