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Tim Southee auctions his WTC final jersey

By Bet Barter

June 29, 2021

New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee has put his WTC final jersey on auction to help an 8-year-old kid suffering from rare cancer. Hollie Beattie underwent rounds of chemotherapy and other treatments after the tumour was removed from her bone marrow. However, cancer returned in the form of a tumor in her brain, forcing the family to take her to Spain for further treatment.

New Zealand won the match by 8 wickets. Two years after their heart-breaking Super Over loss to England in the 50-over ICC World Cup final at Lord's, the Kiwis finally grabbed their first major global title. Having been set a below-par target of 139 runs by team India, NZ reached 140 for two in 45.5 overs. New Zealand skipper Williamson scored 52 runs off 89 balls. His brilliant knock included eight fours.

With 56 wickets in 11 matches, Tim Southee finished the tournament as NZ's highest wicket-taker

The senior New Zealand pacer has shown a kind gesture by auctioning his memorable signed shirt of the ICC WTC final. Tim Southee got to know about Hollie Beattie's story a couple of years back. Since then, he has been wanting the help the little kid. The 32-year-old pacer took to social media to share about the same. Tim posted a picture of his jersey along with a heartfelt caption mentioning Hollie's story. The jersey is signed by all the players of the New Zealand side who were part of the ICC WTC final against India. The Kiwi player has requested people to bid for the jersey in order to help the Beattie family.

Talking about the WTC final, Tim Southee gave an all-round performance with the bat and the ball. He picked up 5 wickets for 112. He also scored 30 runs that helped New Zealand to take a vital lead in the 1st innings. With 56 wickets in 11 matches, the fast bowler finished the tournament as New Zealand's highest wicket-taker.

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