The New Zealand crowd have let rip at Glenn Maxwell after a fielding gaffe that gifted Jimmy Neesham a four during a pivotal moment in the T20 at Christchurch.
At 4-118 during New Zealand's first innings, Neesham hit Marcus Stoinis to the boundary, which landed in between Daniel Sams and Maxwell.
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Sams was able to hit the ball towards Maxwell after the bounce so he could throw it back.
But after missing the pair missed the catching opportunity, Maxwell snatched at the ball and accidentally whacked it over the rope for a boundary.
Stoinis was less than impressed after the bungled fielding opportunity after letting out his frustration.
“He’s made a right mess of that, Maxwell,” Isa Guha said in commentary.
“Imagine what the crowd would be doing, they’d be ripping into him,” Mark Waugh added.
“I think Sams needed to take a direct route to the ball. It was in the air for a long time. He’s not happy Marcus Stoinis, he's blowing up deluxe. That’s a chance.”
And as Waugh predicted, the crowd could be seen giving it to Maxwell after the mistake.
Neesham went on to make 26 before he was out to Jhye Richardson.
What on EARTH was going on here 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️ https://t.co/fpAEP0Qoy8
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) February 22, 2021
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Unfortunately for the Aussies, it was a rusty fielding and rusty bowling performance.
Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson and Sams all went for more than 10 runs an over.
Jhye Richardson was the pick of the bowlers with an economy rate under eight runs an over.
New Zealand went on to post a formidable total of 5-184 after a superb 99 run haul from Devon Conway.
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