(Video) Mike Atherton heaps praise on formidable Kiwis


Aryan Surana

New Zealand scored over 100 runs in the last 10 overs to gun down 167 and knock out heavyweights England, making it to their third consecutive ICC tournament final. New Zealand were behind the eight ball for a chunk of the riposte but found the muscle in the final overs, to get the game done and dusted with an over to spare and exorcise some ghosts of the past. Jimmy Neesham's 27 off 11, laced with three sixes, was what brought the chase to life before Daryl Mitchell found his bearings and polished off the remainder of the target. No surprises that Mike Atherton hails the Blackcaps as the finest team across formats.