ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Bangladesh vs New Zealand - Match 9

Venue: The Oval, London

Date & Time: 05 June 2019

New Zealand 248/8

RR: 5.25 | New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 2 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Martin Guptill c Tamim Iqbal & b Shakib Al Hasan c Tamim Iqbal & b Shakib Al Hasan 251431
Colin Munro c Mehedi Hasan & b Shakib Al Hasan c Mehedi Hasan & b Shakib Al Hasan 243431
Kane Williamson c Mosaddek Hossain & b Mehedi Hasan c Mosaddek Hossain & b Mehedi Hasan 407210
Ross Taylor c Mushfiqur Rahim (W) & b Mosaddek Hossain c Mushfiqur Rahim (W) & b Mosaddek Hossain 829190
Tom Latham c Mohammad Saifuddin & b Mehedi Hasan c Mohammad Saifuddin & b Mehedi Hasan 0400
Jimmy Neesham c Soumya Sarkar & b Mosaddek Hossain c Soumya Sarkar & b Mosaddek Hossain 253321
Colin de Grandhomme c Mushfiqur Rahim (W) & b Mohammad Saifuddin c Mushfiqur Rahim (W) & b Mohammad Saifuddin 151320
Mitchell Santner not out not out 171220
Matt Henry bowled Mohammad Saifuddin bowled Mohammad Saifuddin 6810
Lockie Ferguson not out not out 4310
Trent Boult
Extras 10 (b 0, lb 0, w 9, nb 1)
Total 248 (8 Wkts, 47.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
35-1 (Martin Guptill,5.1), 55-2 (Colin Munro,10), 160-3 (Kane Williamson,31.1), 162-4 (Tom Latham,32), 191-5 (Ross Taylor,38.3), 218-6 (Colin de Grandhomme,42.5), 218-7 (Jimmy Neesham,43.3), 238-8 (Matt Henry,46.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mashrafe Mortaza5 0 32 0 6.40
Mehedi Hasan10 0 47 2 4.70
Mustafizur Rahman7.1 0 48 0 6.76
Shakib Al Hasan10 0 47 2 4.70
Mohammad Saifuddin7 0 41 2 5.86
Mosaddek Hossain8 0 33 2 4.13

That ends the action from Wednesday's double-header! In case you missed out, India defeated South Africa in Southampton earlier in the day, opening their account in the World Cup. The caravan now moves to Trent Bridge, Nottingham where West Indies take on Australia. Rest assured, it is not going to be those expected one-sided contests. It is a fiery one for sure! Do join us at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT) for all the action from game 10 on Thursday, June 6, 2019. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says that it is nice to get across the line. Praises his bowlers and fielders for doing well in the first innings. Admits that with the bat, there were a few soft dismissals but also relishes that this issue and challenge which came up. On the surface, Williamson says that it was one which had plenty for the fast bowlers but as the game got deeper, spin came into play. On Tim Southee's fitness, Kane says that he is fit but the ones performing in the park have been doing well too.

Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza, admits that it was a good wicket and Bangladesh were 20-30 runs short. Feels the outfield was pretty quick and that hurt Bangladesh in the end. Agrees that when Williamson and Taylor were going great guns, he had a defensive field but then realized that wickets were important. Hopes to do better in the coming games.

For his brilliant knock of 82, ROSS TAYLOR has been adjudged the MAN OF THE MATCH. Taylor says it was a very nervous game and credits the Bangladesh fans as they made it feel as if they were in Dhaka and made New Zealand feel under pressure. Credits his bowlers for the way they bowled as they thought 270-280 would have been a good score to chase on this wicket. On the missed run out chance of Kane Williamson, he smiles and says they had some issues in the warm up game as well but it is alright and he hopes to improve it in the match against Afghanistan.

Fielding plays such a critical part in a limited overs' game, isn't it? Normally one does not get too many chances. Here, Mushfiqur Rahim got 2 chances in one over, of Williamson and Taylor but he fluffed both. Imagine New Zealand being 60/4. Bangladesh would have been on top of the table right now. The bowling was decent in patches with the bowlers coming up with the goods at the death. That Williamson wicket seemed to spur everyone on. Mehedi, Shakib, Saifuddin and Mosaddek took 2 wickets apiece. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

With 85 needed from 19 overs and 8 wickets in hand, the Black Caps were in the driver's seat. But Williamson's wicket led to a collapse and the Kiwis choked. From 160/2, they slipped to 218/7 and it seemed like Bangladesh would gain an unlikely win. But calm and composed Mitchell Santner ensured that there was no hara-kiri.

Guptill and Munro started like there is no tomorrow, trying their level best to end this game in 20 overs. But then both were dismissed and actually, both Williamson and Taylor should have been dismissed too. But Rahim's folly let Williamson and Taylor off the hook and the duo ended up adding 105 for the third wicket.

How does one approach a semi-difficult target? What is that, in the first place? Any target which is the range of 240-270. Because then you don't know whether to play cautiously and end up getting in a mire or go flat out and end up taking the risk of throwing the match away. New Zealand were caught in that conundrum in this game.

A nervy win in the end. New Zealand should have romped home but they have taken the longer route. However, they will take these 2 points and be happy with their table position.

47.1
4
M Rahman to M Santner, FOUR! Santner finishes it off in style. Full outside off, Santner gets on his front foot and creams his drive through covers for a boundary. NEW ZEALAND WIN THE GAME BY 2 WICKETS AND GO TOP OF THE TABLE.
46.6
4
M Saifuddin to L Ferguson, FOUR! Just a run required now. Full outside off, Ferguson deliberately guides it down the third man region for a boundary. Lockie has done the job here. Over to you, Santner.
46.6
0
M Saifuddin to L Ferguson, WIDE! This time Saifuddin misses his line and bowls it full on the leg side, Ferguson looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled again.
46.6
0
M Saifuddin to L Ferguson, WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high. Ferguson ducks under it and it has been signalled as wide.
46.5
0
M Saifuddin to L Ferguson, Good length ball on off, Ferguson blocks it off the front foot.
46.4
0
M Saifuddin to L Ferguson, Nearly got another one off the full toss. It is on middle and off, Ferguson defends it but gets an inside edge which goes over the stumps.

Lockie Ferguson is the new man in. 7 needed off 21 balls. Bangladesh need two wickets.

46.3
0
M Saifuddin to M Henry, OUT! Bowled! Slower ball but it looks like it slips off his hand and it ends up being a full toss. Henry goes for the big one but misses and the ball hits middle and off. Saifuddin is a happy man and can he win it for his side?
46.2
1
M Saifuddin to M Santner, Slower ball on a length. It is on the body, Santner pulls it to fine leg for a single.
46.1
2
M Saifuddin to M Santner, Full on off, Santner drives it past the cover fielder inside the circle and gets a couple.
45.6
0
M Rahman to M Henry, Good length ball on off, Henry blocks it with sheer calmness and gets through the over.
45.6
0
M Rahman to M Henry, Wide! Comes around the wicket and bowls it on a length outside off. Henry reaches out to drive but misses. It is on the wrong side of the blue tramline and it has been wided.
45.5
0
M Rahman to M Henry, Full on off, Henry drives it to the man at mid off.
45.4
4
M Rahman to M Henry, FOUR! New Zealand just need 11 now. Full outside off, it is in the slot. Henry maintains his balance and drives it through covers for a boundary.
45.3
0
M Rahman to M Henry, Play and miss. Good length ball pitching on off and going away with the angle. Matt looks to hit it but misses. Not far away from the edge there.
45.2
1
M Rahman to M Santner, Fuller on off, Santner nudges it to long on and takes the single. He then has a word with Henry.
45.1
2
M Rahman to M Santner, Good length ball outside off, Santner hits it over the cover fielder and gets a couple as the sweeper cover mops it up.

Bowling change. Mustafizur Rahman it is.

44.6
1
M Saifuddin to M Santner, Santner keeps the strike. Good length ball on middle and leg, Santner strokes it to long on and takes one. 18 needed off 30. Bangladesh need 3 wickets.
44.5
0
M Saifuddin to M Santner, Good length ball outside off, Santner leaves it alone.
44.4
4
M Saifuddin to M Santner, FOUR! Off the edge! Full outside off, Santner looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge which goes fine of the man at third man and into the fence.
44.3
0
M Saifuddin to M Santner, Huge shout for LBW! Not given. That was close. Full on the pads, Santner looks to hit but to the naked eye it looks like he has missed it. Bangladesh players put in a huge appeal and they are convinced they have got their man but the man who matters the most, the umpire is unmoved. They do not have any review left. Hawk Eye later on shows Paul Reiffel was spot on as the ball was pitching outside leg.
44.2
1
M Saifuddin to M Henry, Full outside off, Henry strokes it to sweeper cover and takes a single.
44.1
1
M Saifuddin to M Santner, Full on off, Santner milks it to long on and gets a single.
43.6
0
M Hossain to M Henry, The arm ball, comes on after pitching, Henry just about keeps it out. What a stunning over from Mosaddek - 2 runs and a wicket from the over!
43.5
1
M Hossain to M Santner, Tossed up outside off, driven towards long off for a run.
43.4
1
M Hossain to M Henry, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

Matt Henry comes in at number 9, replacing Neesham.

43.3
0
M Hossain to J Neesham, OUT! Taken! Well o well, when everyone was wondering why has Mosaddek been given the ball, he strikes! Hossain gets his second of the match. Neesham looks to finish the game and targets the part- timer. Hossain bowls a flatter one outside off. Neesham, without coming to the pitch of the delivery looks to go downtown but can only manage to offer a simple catch to Sarkar at long off. He cannot get the elevation and distance right. Has New Zealand pressed the panic button here?
43.2
0
M Hossain to J Neesham, Flatter one outside off, defended back to the bowler.
43.1
0
M Hossain to J Neesham, Tossed up outside off, Neesham punches it straight to covers.

Mosaddek Hossain back into the attack.

42.6
0
M Saifuddin to M Santner, Another good ball. Fuller outside off, Santner looks to defend but gets beaten.

Mitchell Santner walks out to bat next.

42.5
0
M Saifuddin to de Grandhomme, OUT! Brilliant catch from Mushfiqur. Slower bouncer outside off, de Grandhomme looks to play the upper cut but mistimes it. It goes behind to Mushfiqur who jumps and takes a good one-handed catch stretching his right hand! Mushfiqur Rahim has not had a good game here but he has taken a brilliant catch. The game continues to enthrall.
42.4
1
M Saifuddin to J Neesham, Length ball on off, Neesham strokes it towards cover and takes one.
42.3
0
M Saifuddin to J Neesham, Good length ball outside off, Neesham plays it to the man at point.
42.2
1
M Saifuddin to de Grandhomme, On the pads, CdG flicks it to the on side and takes a run.
42.1
4
M Saifuddin to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Almost chopped on. New Zealand are not complaining though, they will take it no matter how they come. Good length ball outside off, de Grandhomme looks to play it on the off side but gets an inside edge which misses the stumps and goes to the fine leg fence. First mishits the slower ball and now the inside edge misses the stumps. De Grandhomme is clearly riding his luck here.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back into the attack.

41.6
0
M Rahman to J Neesham, Full outside off, Neesham plays it to the man at point.