Twitter Reacts To Daryl Mitchell’s Act Of Sportsmanship Of Refusing A Single Against Adil Rashid

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Daryl Mitchell
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New Zealand entered the finals of the 2021 T20 World Cup by defeating England by 5 wickets in the finals. Kiwi opener Daryl Mitchell was the star of the day as he scored 72 runs from 47 balls to help his team cross the line. There was also another reason why he won many hearts on Wednesday. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted to Daryl Mitchell‘s act of sportsmanship of refusing a single in the final overs despite his team being under pressure.

New Zealand enter the finals of the 2021 T20 WC

Batting first, England made 166 runs despite a slow start. Moeen Ali’s aggression helped the ODI champions to get to a defendable total. The English bowlers started well, removing Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson early. Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell did well to build the score, but they had to score quickly in the end. James Neesham did that job. He scored 27 runs from 11 deliveries and was a major difference. With this, the Kiwis entered their first-ever T20 WC final.

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Twitter reacts to Daryl Mitchell’s act of sportsmanship

In the 18th over of the innings, James Neesham was facing Adil Rashid for the first ball. There was an opportunity to run a single, but Daryl Mitchell denied it because he came in the way of the spinner. This was despite the team still needing 34 runs. Hence, Twitter was impressed with the Kiwi opener’s gesture of sportsmanship.

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