Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020

CWC2019: New Zealand edge Bangladesh by two wickets

Bangladesh v New Zealand - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019New Zealand beat Bangladesh by two wickets at the Oval on Wednesday as they made it two wins from as many games at the World Cup.

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New Zealand overcame a plucky Bangladesh performance to secure their second win of the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

The Black Caps, losing finalists four years ago, achieved a seemingly modest target of 245 thanks mainly to Ross Taylor’s 82.

But they lost three wickets for 27 runs before Mitchell Santner (17 not out) and Lockie Ferguson (four not out) saw them to a victory achieved with 17 balls to spare.

Earlier, fast bowler Matt Henry took four for 47 in a Bangladesh total of 244 that featured Shakib Al Hasan’s 64.

Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl, before a to-and-fro innings saw the Tigers post 244 all out. All of Bangladesh’s top eight made it into double figures, but only Shakib Al Hasan made it past 30, underpinning his side’s effort with a classy 64, his second half-century in succession.

For the Kiwis, Matt Henry emerged with the pick of the figures, claiming 4/47, while Lockie Ferguson impressed with his pace in his figures of 1/40 in 10 overs. The experienced Trent Boult also had reason to celebrate, passing 150 ODI wickets, and becoming the second-fastest bowler in ODI history to do so, getting to the mark in his 81st game.

A middle-overs squeeze saw to the wickets of Williamson and Tom Latham, who fell in the same Mehidy Hasan over, preceding a nervy finish. Taylor tickled Mosaddek Hossain down the leg-side for Mushfiqur to take a sharp catch, but, though the Tigers struck regularly thereafter, they had left themselves too much to do, and New Zealand eventually got home with 17 balls and two wickets in hand.

Reporting from TSA staff, AFP and ICC.

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