Watch: Dawid Malan hits James Neesham's delivery out of Wellington Stadium
Indian Express 3 Nov 2019 15:53 PM
Dawid Malan hit the biggest six of the match, putting a frown on James Neesham's face, in England's failed runchase against New Zealand in the second T20I over the deep-square leg.
Dawid Malan hit a monstrous six in the second T20I between New Zealand and England at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on Sunday, which turned out to be a rare positive for the visitors in their failed runchase.
In the tenth over of England’s run chase, Malan shuffled across the stumps and struck the length ball bowled by James Neesham for a gigantic six over the deep square leg boundary. The ball went over the roof and out of the stadium.
The English opener continued his onslaught in the next over hitting Mitchell Santner for a six but lost his wicket in the same over as well. The 32-year-old scored 39 runs from 29 deliveries including two fours and two sixes.
The left-handed batsman got out in the 12th over. Chasing a target of 177, England were in trouble after losing their sixth wicket in the 12th over. Chris Jordan stepped up on the occasion and launched a scathing attack on Ish Sodhi clobbering him for three sixes in a row in the 14th over.
Just when Jordan was looking dangerous, ‘Man of the Match’ Santner got his wicket in the 16th over, the last over his spell, to end England’s hopes of winning the match. The Kiwi all-rounder took three wickets for 23 runs in his quota of four overs.
New Zealand levelled the series 1-1 with a win in Wellington T20I. The two teams go up against in the third T20I of the five-match series on Tuesday at Saxton Oval, Nelson.