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Champions Trophy 2017, New Zealand vs Bangladesh: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 10, 2017, 1:26 AM IST

Match 9, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 09 June, 2019

Toss won by New Zealand (decided to bat)

Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 5 wickets

Man of the Match: Shakib Al Hasan



Bangladesh have pulled off a stunning win here in Cardiff. Nobody gave them a chance when they were reeling at 33/4 at one stage. But here they are with a win by five wickets and 16 balls to spare. 


Hundred for Mahmudullah. He waits and then heaves one into the leg side to get to triple figures. What a knock this has been from the youngman. 


Out: Boult has cleaned up Shakib now. The left-hander had a hard swing at it but he misses it completely. Bangladesh are all but home now. 


Back to back boundaries for Shakib. He is hitting them clean as a whistle. This is brilliant from the left-hander. 


Shakib brings up his hundred with a top edge which flies over the keeper's head for a six. Shakib raises his bat but is focussed on his job. He knows he has to take his side home. 


Four: Shakib makes room and hammers one from Boult over mid off. He is in a hurry to finish it off now. 


The pair have now knit a 200-run partnership. The highest ever for any wicket in Bangladesh's ODI history. This is pure class from these two in the middle. 


Four: Mahmudullah plays the upper cut to perfection. What a shot from the right-hander. It's a short one from Neesham and Mahmudullah just guides it past third man. 


Four: Shakib crashes another one through the offside. Southee bowls a half-tracker and Shakib takes full advantage of it. 


Four: Mahmudullah tonks Santner for a boundary of the very first ball of the 42nd over. Bangladesh have the chase under control now. 


Four: Williamson has brought back Southee in search of a wicket. But Shakib dances down the track and crunches one through the covers for a boundary. What a shot from the veteran. 


Bangladesh now need just 70 runs from the last 10 overs. Unless New Zealand pick up a wicket or two, the Tigers should do it easily. 


The Bangladesh pair have now put more than 150 runs for the fifth wicket. This is brilliant batting from these two. They have done it without taking much risks. 


Four: Short from Milne and Mahmudullah tries to hit in on the leg-side but manages to top edge it over the wicket-keeper for a boundary. 


Bangladesh now need less than hundred to win the game. This pair is proving to be their saviour after a disastrous start. At once stage they were reeling at 33/4. 


Mahmudullah hits Kane Williamson for a huge six in the third ball of the 32nd over. He charges down the track and lifts the ball over long off. Shakib too hits a delightful boundary to take 13 runs of the over. 


Fifty: Mahmudullah brings up his fifty now by quickly scampering for a brace. Both batsmen look set now and New Zealand are having a tough time in stopping the flow of runs. 


Fifty: Shakib brings up his fifty and the partnership of 100 runs with a guide to third man. This has been a fine innings from the Bangladesh all-rounder. But the job isn't done yet. He has to carry on and get into triple figures. 


These two Bangladesh batsmen are doing it easy now. They are running hard between the wickets and striking the occasional boundaries. Both are nearing their fifties. What an effort this has been to resurrect the innings. 


Four: Don't know why New Zealand are trying the short stuff against these two. This time Shakib climbs on to a bouncer from Anderson and smashes it past mid on for a boundary. The Kiwis should try and attack the stumps again. They have been successful doing that. 


Four: Mahmudullah pulls one towards fine leg for a boundary. Short from Corey Anderson and the right hander was quick to pick his spot. Nicely timed.  


Shakib and his partner looks settled now. They have had no problems in handling the New Zealand medium pacers so far. But 179 of 29 overs is still a tough task.  


Shakib and Mahmudullah are slowly trying to build a partnership. These two have to stay put and take Bangladesh close to 150. Otherwise it will be very difficult for the Tigers to pull this one off


Four: Neesham bowls a half-volley to Shakib Al Hasan who smashes it past mid off. Williamson gives it a chase but is beaten at the end. This shot should do Hasan's confidence a world of god. 


New Zealand have brought Jimmy Neesham into the attack now. This should be a relief for Bangladesh batsmen after a torrid 14 overs. 


Southee for the second time has been hit for two boundaries in an over. First Shakib al Hasan flicks one to the ropes and then Mahmudullah lofts one over midwicket. 11 runs have come of the 13th over. 


Out: And the very next delivery Milne has cleaned up the Bangladeshi. Fast and straight from the pacer and it has flooded through the defence of Mushfiqur Rahim who was starting to find his feet out in the middle. 


Four: Finally Mushfiqur gets hold of one from Milne. He heaves it over the bowlers head for a much needed boundary. 


Mushfiqur and Shakib Al Hasan need to carry on till the 30th over atleast if Bangladesh are to get close to the target. One of them needs to hang on and get a hundred. But it won't be easy with three key players already back in the pavilion. 


Edged and dropped by Ross Taylor at slip. Mushfiqur Rahim survives. Taylor gets both hands to it but somehow manages to grass it. This should have been taken by the Kiwi. 


Champions Trophy 2017, New Zealand vs Bangladesh: As It Happened

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LATEST UPDATE: Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah slam centuries as Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 5 wickets with 16 balls to spare.

NZ vs BAN Preview New Zealand should have the edge over Bangladesh when it comes to local knowledge given their 87-run defeat by England in Cardiff on Tuesday. England are already into the last four and Australia will join them there if they defeat the tournament hosts in the final Group A fixture at Edgbaston on Saturday. With rain washing away their first game against Australia and England handing them a thrashing in their second game, New Zealand gear up to face Bangladesh in their last group game in Cardiff on Friday. Bangladesh too have had an unfortunate run in the series. After being defeated by England in the first game, Bangladesh’s second game against Australia was washed off.


Rain is forecast in Cardiff early on Friday. Both teams may look to bat first despite the rain threats as the records suggest that teams batting first have mostly won here. A fresh wicket will be used for this game with grass on the track.

Squads: New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Neil Broom, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, James Neesham, Jeetan Patel, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal Mohammad Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Imrul Kayes, Mehedi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Sunzamul Islam and Shafiul Islam.

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