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BazBall: Jimmy Neesham reacts to his quickfire 91-run knock in County Championship

Northamptonshire have set a target of 365 runs for Kent County Cricket Club on Day 4 with the help of Ryan Rickelton's hard-fought century.

Tanishq Sharma Author

Updated - 15 July 2022 12:18 pm

Jimmy Neesham

New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has displayed explosive batting in the ongoing County Championship season. While playing for Northamptonshire, Neesham blasted 91 runs from just 101 balls to help Notts reach a total of 284 runs with a loss of 5 wickets at stumps on Day 3.

Later when Jimmy Neesham reacted to the video, he used the term “BazBall”. Notably, the term BazBall became famous among cricket fans after Ben Stokes-led England played aggressive cricket under head coach Brendon McCullum.

After winning the Test series against New Zealand 3-0, the Three Lions completed a record chase against India in the fifth rescheduled Test. However, former Kiwi skipper McCullum has called “BazBall” a ‘silly term’.

Northamptonshire took to Twitter to post a video of Jimmy Neesham’s quickfire and wrote, “So it turns out @JimmyNeesh hits a red ball super hard too. An eye-catching 91 from just 101 balls today.”

The 31-year-old all-rounder retweeted his batting highlights and captioned, “#BazBall.”


Jimmy Neesham had made his international Test debut under the captaincy of McCullum against India in 2014. The all-rounder last played a Test match for New Zealand in 2017 and has scored a total of 709 runs in 12 matches. New Zealand are currently playing three-match ODI series against Ireland and have managed a commanding 2-0 lead with the third match to be played on Friday, July 15.


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