When Neesham hit six in WC Super Over, his formative coach breathed his last

AUCKLAND: When New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham was trying to get his team over the line in the Super Over of the World Cup final against England, his high school teacher and formative coach David Gordon breathed his last back home.
Neesham and Martin Guptill were in the thick of things at Lord’s on Sunday when Gordon passed away due to a heart ailment.
Needing 16 to win the title in that super over, New Zealand scored one less for a tie in the arguably the greatest World Cup final, missing out eventually on boundary count.
Gordon’s daughter Leonie said that her father, who was lying on a hospital bed, wanted to depart the way he did.