What goes around, comes around. This phrase definitely suites for England team as the infamous Trent Boult incident from the 2019 WC that cost New Zealand the match, happened again. However, this time the player who mistimed the catch was from the England side and the team who profited from it was New Zealand.
The incident happened on the 17th over. Jimmy Neesham, who was hitting Chris Jordan all around the park, tried to go after the slower ball and almost hit it perfectly. However, Jonny Bairstow, who was on the long-on boundary, took the catch and as he was falling over the ropes, relayed the catch. But it turned out his knee had hit the rope, and it was declared six.
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Soon after the drop, Twitterati was quick to compare the moment to the Trent Boult incident, where the Kiwi did something similar against Ben Stokes.
Just like in 2019, the mistake from the fielder turned out to be a game-changing moment as Jimmy Neesham scored 27 off 11 balls to turn the game towards his side. Although the left-hander eventually got out, it was too late. Daryl Mitchell gave the final blow to England as he led New Zealand to victory with one over to spare.