Neesham stars in BLACKCAPS seven wicket win

All-rounder Jimmy Neesham starred with the ball, returning his best ODI figures as the BLACKCAPS defeated Afghanistan by seven wickets at County Ground in Taunton.

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Neesham took 5-31 off his 10 overs – the second five wicket bag of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and his 50th ODI wicket.

Lockie Ferguson played a superb supporting role with the ball, claiming 4-37 from his 9.1 overs.

Chasing 173 for victory, Afghanistan struck with the first ball of the innings to remove Martin Guptill, however, Kane Williamson was on hand to guide his team to victory, the captain finishing 79*.

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