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New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham held back his celebrations when his teammates jumped in joy after the tense semi-final win over England in the T20 World Cup.

Neesham had his reasons to not move an inch in the dugout after scoring a momentum changing 27 off 11 balls in the first semi-final.

T20 World Cup: Jimmy Neesham and New Zealand’s unfinished business

For someone who was involved in a nerve wracking Super Over finish in the 2019 ODI World Cup final where England won on the boundary count rule, Neesham said he and his teammates have their eyes firmly set on the final against Australia on Sunday.

Both teams are yet to win a T20 World Cup title.

“It’s a situation worthy of celebrating I guess – winning a semi-final – but you don’t come halfway around the world just to win a semi-final,” Neesham told New Zealand Cricket when asked about his rather muted celebrations.

“We’ve got our sights set pretty firmly on the final. Personally, and we as a team, are not getting ahead of ourselves. One game to go and I’m sure there will be a bigger outpouring of emotion if we manage to get across the line.”

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