Yahoo7 News Australia – James Neesham was recalled after 18 months in the wilderness as New Zealand look to trial all-rounder options before the World Cup

Jimmy Neesham made a dream return to international cricket Thursday, crushing Sri Lanka with bat and ball as New Zealand won the opening one-day international by 45 runs in Tauranga.

Summary

  • James Neesham was recalled after 18 months in the wilderness as New Zealand look to trial all-rounder options before the World CupJimmy Neesham made a dream return to international cricket Thursday, crushing Sri Lanka with bat and ball as New Zealand won the opening one-day international by 45 runs in Tauranga.
  • Neesham, recalled after 18 months in the wilderness as New Zealand look to trial all-rounder options before the World Cup, flayed the Sri Lankan bowling with an unbeaten 47 off just 13 deliveries.
  • But in reply to New Zealand’s 371 for seven, Sri Lanka were all out for 326 with six balls remaining.
  • New Zealand had elected to bat first and after the early loss of Colin Munro, Guptill and Kane Williamson put on 163 for the second wicket.
  • James Neesham was recalled after 18 months in the wilderness as New Zealand look to trial all-rounder options before the World Cup


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