World Cup, Bangladesh vs New Zealand: New Zealand ekes out a narrow two-wicket win over Bangladesh

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Matt Henry's four-for in the first innings helped restrict Bangladesh to 244.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to the highlights of the World Cup 2019 match between Bangladesh and New Zealand at The Oval, London.

 

NZ wins by two wickets: You are bound to feel for Bangladesh, which had started believing in itself during the dying moments of the match again. However, in the end Matt Henry's and Ross Taylor's efforts bear fruit as New Zealand wins by two wickets at the Kennington Oval. With this win, New Zealand makes it 2/2 in this World Cup to move to the top of the points table. MoM: Ross Taylor

 

NZ 238/8 in 46.3 overs: Mohammad Shaifuddin gets rid of Matt Henry with a full toss which was zipping back into the right hander.

NZ 218/7 in 43.3 overs: Neesham goes too. Mosaddek gets one for himself. The fans are elated as Bangladesh has jumped right back into the contest. Soumya Sarkar takes the catch.

NZ 218/6 in 42.5 overs: What a blinder! Mohammad Shaifuddin finds himself among wickets as he gets rid of de Grandhomme who edges a short one behind the wickets where Mushfiqur surely takes what can be called the catch of the day!

NZ 217/5 in 42.3 overs: Shaifuddin extremly unlucky there as Colin de Grandhomme gets a thick inside edge and the ball just misses the stumps. Not just that it speeds away to the fine-leg boundary.

NZ 200/5 in 39.4 overs: The Kiwis reach the 200-run mark. New Zealand will be trying to ensure that it does not lose further wickets.

NZ 191/5 in 38.2 overs: Mosaddek has the big fish in the net! Ross Taylor takes the long walk back to the pavilion now and with that one wicket New Zealand has to gear up for a big fight ahead. Mushfiqur makes up for the run out gone wrong by taking an excellent catch going down leg side.

NZ 191/4 in 38 overs: The only way out for Bangladesh now is more wickets cause the required run rate is very much under control. New Zealand now requires 54 runs from 72 balls.

NZ 165/4 in 34 overs: Bangladesh starts celebrating Neesham's dismissal way too early after a wonderful direct hit by Sabbir Rahman (sub). But he is just saved by a whisker. Replays on the giant screen show that he has made it by one frame.

NZ 162/4 in 32 overs: Well... what do we have here? Tom Latham leaves the field as well! That's two in one over. Mehidy Hasan has provided the Tigers what they wanted. It is not all over at The Oval yet. Drinks break. Bangladesh deserves one!

NZ 160/3 in 31.1 overs: GONE! Kane Williamson falls for a 72-ball 40 but he has brought New Zealand closer to victory. Or is this the opening Mashrafe and Co. were waiting for?

#StatAttack: 55.6 - Kane Williamson finished his innings with a strike rate of 55.6, the lowest he has ever recorded in an ODI when scoring 40+ runs (57 times).

 

NZ 157/2 in 29.2 overs: What a way to bring up the 100-run partnership! Ross Taylor nudges Mehidy Hasan towards extra cover for a boundary. Despite a few 'running between the wickets' mix-ups the duo has emerged strong and looks all set to finish things themselves.

NZ 145/2 in 27 overs: New Zealand just a 100 runs away from victory now. The side needs to chase the target down in 23 overs. Should be easy, considering they have eight wickets in hand.

NZ 134/2 in 24.4 overs: Ross Taylor reaches his half-century in style, hammering a boundary towards backward point, off 45 balls.

NZ 116/2 in 22 overs: Williamson and Taylor seem to be in no hurry as they keep rotating the strike at an easy rate. New Zealand still requires 129 runs from 28 overs at a run-rate of 4.60

NZ 105/2 in 19 overs: The fifty-run partnership comes up for skipper Kane Williamson and seasoned campaigner Ross Taylor off 54 balls.

NZ 101/2 in 18 overs: The Kiwis reach the 100-run mark. The Taylor-Williamson duo meanwhile close in on a 50-run partnership.

NZ 90/2 in 17 overs: Drinks break. Bangladesh has some serious rethinking to do about its strategies. It has already committed a couple of mistakes and surely cannot afford another. The side desperately needs a breakthrough now.

NZ 85/2 in 16 overs: Shakib bowls another decent over -- his sixth -- conceding just three runs.

NZ 62/2 in 11.2 overs: That is absolutely bizarre! Mushfiqur Rahim commits a serious blunder. The Tamim Iqbal throw which was headed straight for the stumps anyway was intercepted by Rahim who ends up dislodging both the bails with his elbow. You certainly do not expect such errors from an experienced cricketer. Williamson would have been gone as he was missing the mark by miles... Lifeline!

NZ 55/2 in 10 overs: Shakib Al Hasan bags his second as he snaps up Colin Munro this time. The left-hander plays it to short mid-wicket where Mehidy Hasan takes a sharp catch diving forward. Clean!
 

#StatAttack: Martin Guptill averages 63 from 18 previous ICC Cricket World Cup innings, of the 85 players to score 500+ runs in the tournament’s history only four have a better average (A Symonds, AB de Villiers, M Clarke, V Richards).

 

NZ 50/1 in 7 overs: Test match feels at The Oval: A slip and short leg fielder in place for the Kiwi skipper!

Meanwhile, the team fifty comes up in seven overs.

NZ 35/1 in 5.1 overs: Shakib Al Hasan is not the ICC No. 1 all-rounder for nothing! First he contributes with the bat and now he removes Martin Guptill with his first delivery. Guptill, who tries to play with the spin, lifts it towards long off. Tamim makes no mistake there.

NZ 30/0 in 4 overs: New Zealand gets off to a confident start with Guptill doing most of the hitting. He has already moved to 24 off 12 balls. Will he top score for his side today as well?

NZ 7/0 in 1 over: And what a way to start the chase. Martin Guptill pulls a slow, harmless delivery from Mortaza through the mid-wicket area for a boundary! Seven runs come from the first over.

Martin Guptill and Colin Munro to start things off for New Zealand at the Kennington Oval. Mashrafe Mortaza has the new ball.

 

BAN 244 in 49.2 overs: Matt Henry removes Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Shaifuddin off consecutive deliveries in the last over to finish with figures of 4/47.

Bangladesh, which seemed to have taken off quite well after Mushfiqur and Shakib stitched together a 50-run partnership, lost the momentum to a fine bowling effort from the Kiwis, to fold for 244.

 

BAN 235/8 in 48.2 overs: Mehidy Hasan, who comes down the track, searching for a big hit departs. Boult senses the move early and hurls in a short one. Hasan edges it to Latham, nice and easy.

Bangladesh, after losing Shakib Al Hasan, somehow lost its track. New Zealand bounced back with an exceptional show in both the bowling and fielding departments.

BAN 224/7 in 46.2 overs: Mosaddek Hossain goes now... victim to a length ball by Trent Boult. He looks to take the aerial route but fails to get enough wood onto that shot as he ends up skying it. Guptill at long on, who has had a busy day in the field today, sprints a few yards, and finishes things with an easy catch.

BAN 215/6 in 45 overs: Hammered! Shaifuddin takes care of the last delivery of Mitchell Santner's spell, dispatching it for a huge maximum wide of mid-wicket region.

BAN 197/6 in 42.2 overs: Mitchell Santner gets the job done. He has been economical and now the slower ball does the trick. Mahmudullah walks back to the pavilion as Bangladesh loses its sixth wicket. Kane Williamson makes no mistake at the covers. Mohammad Shaifuddin is the new man in.

BAN 192/5 in 41 overs: The momentum is shifting towards the bowling side now complemented by some appreciable efforts in the fielding department. The batsmen, Mosaddek and Mahmudullah, are also not looking to take too many risks now.

BAN 179/5 in 37.1 overs: Matt Henry strikes with the wicket of Mithun for 26. The short ball was too hot for him to handle and pulls to Grandhomme in long leg.

BAN 166/4 in 35 overs: Mitchell Santner and Trent Boult gets through two economical overs after the drinks break. Bangladesh entering a crucial stage of their innings with 15 over to go. A score over 290 would be a par one to defend.

BAN 161/4 in 33 overs: Drinks break. New Zealand, with that wicket of Shakib Al Hasan, has managed to somehow curb the run flow a little. Three runs come off the last de Grandhomme over.

BAN 151/4 in 30.2 overs: And that is it! A big blow for Bangladesh as Shakib Al Hasan, who was looking quite in control and all set to go for a big score is gone after making 64 off 68 balls. Caught behind as he looks to nudge one towards third man.

BAN 150/3 in 29.3 overs: Shakib has started freeing his arms bit by bit as he hits two boundaries off Colin de Grandhomme to take the Tigers to 150/3.

BAN 136/3 in 27.4 overs: Fifty comes up for Shakib Al Hasan, the No.1 all-rounder in the ICC ODI Rankings: 44th in ODIs and fifth in his last six appearances.

BAN 126/3 in 26.3 overs: Is pressure getting to Lockie Ferguson? He bowls a hattrick of wides. Meanwhile, Shakib Al Hasan is closing in on his half-century. That would be a 2/2 for him, after he scored 75 (84 balls) in Bangladesh's World Cup opener against South Africa last Sunday.

BAN 110/3 in 23.5 overs: Oh no! A mix-up again as Mushfiqur, who top scored for the Tigers against the Proteas, tries stealing a run. Shakib at the non-striker's end, however, sends him back but it is already too late as Martin Guptill's throw had already reached Latham.

BAN 108/2 in 23 overs: Bangladesh is upping its game at the Kennington Oval. 17 runs come off the last James Neesham over.

BAN 91/2 in 21.4 overs: Shakib Al Hasan dives to save himself at the non-striker's end after a mix-up. He hurts himself in the process. The physio is out in the middle but there seems to be nothing much to worry about. The Bangladesh dugout must have heaved a sigh of relief.

BAN 75/2 in 19 overs: Lockie Ferguson testing Mushfiqur Rahim with the short stuff. De Grandhomme also bowling well at the other end.

BAN 60/2 in 13.2 overs: The pressure was there on the Bangladesh batsmen and Tamim Iqbal perishes. He tries to pull a short ball, about 145kmph from Lockie Ferguson, and only ends up top edging it. A dolly to Trent Boult at short midwicket. Tamim Iqbal must be kicking himself for that shot. Mushfiqur Rahim is the new man in.

BAN 59/1 in 13 overs: Shakib and Tamim have added just 14 off 27 balls as the New Zealand bowlers are on target. Their fielding has been immaculate too while the batsmen are feeling the heat.

Shakib Al Hasan is now the fastest to reach 250 wickets and 5000 runs. He has got the feat in just 199 matches eclipsing Pakistan's Abdur Razzaq who got there in 258 matches.

BAN 49/1 in 10 overs: The first powerplay is done and Bangladesh have managed a notch less than five an over. A steady start considering the overcast conditions.

BAN 45/1 in 8.3 overs: The breakthrough is here. Soumya Sarkar only manages an inside edge off Matt Henry as the ball rockets onto the stumps. A waste of a shot by Sarkar, he was looking in good nick and a moment of impulse to heave it over the leg side leaves him in tatters. Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in.

BAN 36/0 in 7 overs: Tamim and Sarkar have settled in and are taking the Black Caps to the cleaners. The boundaries aren't coming at a premium anymore and the batsmen are picking the gaps at ease too.

BAN 21/0 in 4.3 overs: Soumya Sarkar goes over the top and lofts it over Henry's head and the ball races to the fence. Sarkar has been quiet but not anymore. A length delivery and Henry or anyone in NZ cannot do much about it.

BAN 15/0 in 4 overs: A sedate start from Bangladesh. Tamim and Sarkar have negotiated haven't been troubled by Boult and Henry. Tamim has hit a couple of boundaries — one each off Henry and Boult — while Sarkar is just taking his time in the middle and hasn't done anything flashy yet.

BAN 7/0 in 2 overs: Just the three singles and Trent Boult has started off well.

Trent Boult from the other end. Soumya Sarakar will take strike.

BAN 4/0 in 1 over: Except for that one bad ball, Matt Henry keeps it clean — mostly on the good length areas.

BAN 4/0 in 0.3 overs: Tamim Iqbal starts off the proceedings with a boundary! Henry strays down the leg side and Tamim finds the fine-leg fence with ease.

We are all set for action from The Oval. Matt Henry with the new ball. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar to open for Bangladesh.

— The last series between the two sides was played in New Zealand where the host completed a cleansweep of the three-match ODI series against the Asian side.

Starting XIs

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

TOSS UPDATE: Williamson wins the toss and elects to field.

Head-to-Head: Total ODIs- 35 | 24 - New Zealand, 10 - Bangladesh, 1 - No Result

At World Cups: Total - 4

May 17, 1999, Chelmsford - New Zealand won by 6 wickets

February 26, 2003, Kimberley - New Zealand won by 7 wickets

April 2, 2007, North Sound - New Zealand won by 9 wickets

March 13, 2015, Hamilton - New Zealand won by 3 wickets

 

Last World Cup's runners-up New Zealand sent out a warning to other teams with a 10-wicket thrashing of Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens on Sunday and opener Martin Guptill was very pleased with the performance.

READ | Guptill happy for New Zealand to build early momentum

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the fastest to reach 5000 runs and 250 wickets in ODIs on Sunday will once again will be the key for Bangladesh against a strong New Zealand side on Wednesday.

READ | Bangladesh looks to Shakib Al Hasan to tame New Zealand

Bangladesh has picked up a superb victory against South Africa in its first match and the team captain Mashrafe Mortaza has credited the crowd at The Oval for spurring on the team by coming out in large numbers.

READ | Wickets at regular intervals helped us, says Mortaza

 

The squads:

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.

Bangladesh all 15 World Cup player profiles

 

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee (vc), Ross Taylor

New Zealand all 15 World Cup player profiles

 

Umpires: Paul Reiffel, Bruce Oxenford; Third Umpire:  Joel Wilson; Match Referee: David Boon

Match starts at  6 p.m. IST.

The match will be streamed live on Hotstar.