During the New Zealand vs. Netherlands game of the Cricket World Cup 2023, Mitchell Santner hit 13 runs off of just one delivery.
Mitchell Santner pulled off a seemingly unthinkable feat on Monday, scoring 13 runs off only one legal delivery in the Cricket World Cup 2023 match between New Zealand and the Netherlands. The accomplishment was achieved by chance on the penultimate delivery of New Zealand’s innings, with Bas de Leede being the bowler who gave up the runs. With one ball remaining in the innings, De Leede bowled a full toss that Santner hammered over long-on for a six. The umpire swiftly ruled no-ball, and New Zealand was handed a free hit.
Santner was on strike once more when the left-handed batter was able to duplicate his accomplishment by launching the ball over backward point for a second six. This time, it was a low full-toss. 13 runs were scored off of one legal delivery, including the two sixes and the no-ball.
In a Cricket World Cup match on Monday in Hyderabad, New Zealand defeated the Netherlands with ease thanks to Mitchell Santner’s explosive performance and subsequent five wickets.
The 31-year-old left-hander smashed a 17-ball 36 not out in New Zealand’s massive 322-7 total before recording 5-59.
The Dutch were knocked out for 223 in 46.3 overs by Santner, the first New Zealand spinner to record five wickets in a World Cup encounter.
Following Thursday’s nine-wicket thrashing of title-holders England in Ahmedabad, New Zealand now has two victories in as many games.
Tom Latham, captain of the Kiwis, stated, “We did a wonderful job batting first, formed partnerships at the top, and the bowlers did a fantastic job tonight.
Earlier, after being ordered to bat, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, and Latham all scored half century to support New Zealand’s innings.
Young scored 70 runs in 80 balls, Latham made 53 runs off 46 deliveries, and Ravindra struck a run-a-ball 51.
Santner scored three boundaries and two sixes in the slog overs to raise the total.