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

commentary

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.
41.5
1
M Rahman to de Grandhomme, In the air...but safe! Slower ball on the pads, de Grandhomme does not pick it and chips it over mid-wicket. The ball falls in no man's land and a single is taken. Lucky escape for Colin there.
41.4
1
M Rahman to J Neesham, Outside off, Neesham plays it towards point and gets a run.
41.4
0
M Rahman to J Neesham, WIDE! Mustafizur misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Neesham looks to flick but misses.
41.3
0
M Rahman to J Neesham, Good length ball on the pads, Neesham tucks it to the on side.
41.2
4
M Rahman to J Neesham, FOUR! This should get Neesham going. Full outside off, Neesham slashes it over covers for a boundary.
41.1
0
M Rahman to J Neesham, Good length ball on off, Neesham blocks it off the front foot.

Mustafizur Rahman back on.

40.6
0
Al Hasan to de Grandhomme,De Grandhomme pushes this flatter one outside off to covers. Shakib ends his spell with figures 10-0-47-2
40.5
1
Al Hasan to J Neesham, Neesham cuts this shorter one to point and gets across to the other end.
40.5
0
Al Hasan to J Neesham, WIDE! Al Hasan loses his line and sprays one down the leg side. The umpire signals wide.
40.4
0
Al Hasan to J Neesham, Neesham defends this flatter one to the off side by coming right behind the line of the ball.
40.3
1
Al Hasan to de Grandhomme, De Grandhomme brings his bat down in time to this fuller one on the pads and eases it out to mid-wicket for a single.
40.2
0
Al Hasan to de Grandhomme, De Grandhomme looks to flick this flatter one on the pads to the leg side but gets hit on the pads and the ball lobs to the off side.
40.1
2
Al Hasan to de Grandhomme, Flatter one outside off, de Grandhomme looks to force it through the off side but gets a thick outside edge towards third man for a couple.

Shakib Al Hasan is back.

Powerplay 3 time. Now maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the game.

39.6
0
M Mortaza to J Neesham, Full on off, Neesham pushes it to the left of the bowler. Mortaza dives and stops runs for his side.
39.5
0
M Mortaza to J Neesham, Full on off, Neesham defends it off the front foot.
39.4
1
M Mortaza to de Grandhomme, Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme strokes it to sweeper cover and gets a single. 200 comes up with that single.
39.3
0
M Mortaza to de Grandhomme, Back of a length ball on off, de Grandhomme pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
39.2
0
M Mortaza to de Grandhomme, Good length ball outside off, de Grandhomme taps it to the man at point.
39.1
4
M Mortaza to de Grandhomme, FOUR! De Grandhomme is not gonna miss a full toss, that too, on a Free Hit. Full toss outside off, de Grandhomme smashes it over covers and it bounces inside the ropes for a boundary.

FREE HIT coming up.

39.1
1
M Mortaza to J Neesham, NO BALL! Mortaza bowls it on the pads and Neesham flicks it down the leg side for a single. The umpire signals it as no ball as Mortaza oversteps his line. Free Hit to follow.

Mashrafe Mortaza is back into the attack now.

38.6
1
M Hossain to J Neesham, Tossed up on off, Neesham pushes it towards cover and takes a single. 52 needed off 66.
38.5
0
M Hossain to J Neesham, Floated on the stumps, JN defends it.
38.4
1
M Hossain to de Grandhomme, Shorter on off, de Grandhomme punches it wide of cover and takes a single to get off the mark.

Colin de Grandhomme is the new man in. 54 needed off 69 balls.

38.3
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, OUT! Big, big wicket here for Bangladesh. It was a nothing delivery. Mosaddek bowls it down the leg side, Taylor looks to flick it but gets a feather on it. Mushfiqur takes it behind the stumps and puts in an appeal. The umpire raises his finger and Taylor walks back without even reviewing it. Is the door pushed ajar now?
38.2
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, On the pads, Taylor flicks it to the man at mid-wicket leg.
38.1
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, Tossed up on off, Taylor taps it back to the bowler.
37.6
2
M Hasan to J Neesham, Eases this down the ground for a couple.
37.5
0
M Hasan to J Neesham, Full and around off, Neesham comes down the track and drives it straight back to the bowler.
37.4
1
M Hasan to R Taylor, Hasan bowls a fuller one on middle Taylor drives this to mid on for a quick single.
37.3
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, Taylor defends this fuller one off the front foot and into the ground.
37.2
1
M Hasan to J Neesham, Neesham pushes this flatter one off the back foot to long on and gets to the other end.
37.1
0
M Hasan to J Neesham, Neesham keeps out this tossed up delivery with a forward defence.
36.6
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, Short around off, Ross cuts it to the man at point.
36.5
4
M Hossain to R Taylor, FOUR! Once again it is on the pads, Taylor flicks it fine down the leg side. The fielder runs behind it but as he stops the ball he touches the ropes.
36.4
1
M Hossain to J Neesham, Floated on off, Jimmy pushes it towards cover and takes a single.
36.3
4
M Hossain to J Neesham, FOUR! Mosaddek is guilty of bowling on the pads, Taylor makes full use of it and flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
36.2
0
M Hossain to J Neesham, Short outside off, Neesham cuts it to the man at point.
36.1
1
M Hossain to R Taylor, Floated on the pads, Taylor milks it to long on and gets a run.
35.6
0
M Hasan to J Neesham, Floated on off, Jimmy pushes it to the man at cover.
35.5
0
M Hasan to J Neesham, Floated on off, Jimmy pushes it to the man at mid off.
35.4
1
M Hasan to R Taylor, On middle and leg, Ross tucks it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
35.3
1
M Hasan to J Neesham, Flighted on off, Neesham milks it towards long on and takes one.
35.2
0
M Hasan to J Neesham, On off, Neesham this time blocks it with sheer confidence.
35.1
6
M Hasan to J Neesham, SIX! Neesham has taken the charge here. Tossed up on off, Neesham frees his arm and smashes it over long on. The ball bounces just on the cushion and it has been signalled as six.
34.6
2
M Hossain to R Taylor, On the pads, Taylor flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and takes a couple.
34.5
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, On middle and leg, Taylor flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
34.4
1
M Hossain to J Neesham, Neesham is off the mark. Floated on off, Jimmy pushes it towards cover and gets a run.
34.3
0
M Hossain to J Neesham, Tossed up on off, Neesham blocks it.
34.2
1
M Hossain to R Taylor, Floated on the pads, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket and gets a single.
34.1
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, Fired in on the pads, Taylor looks to hit it on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads.
33.6
1
M Hasan to R Taylor, Neesham is in. New Zealand fans can heave a sigh of relief. The bat is over the line. But is JUST over. Mehedi bowls one on the pads of Taylor, he flicks it to mid-wicket and calls Neesham for a quick single. There is a yes-yes and a no-no because Neesham stutters. Eventually they go through and the fielder from mid-wicket hares to the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end off balance. Bangladesh celebrate and to the naked eye it seems like it is out. But replays show otherwise. Good fielding by Bangladesh. The two wickets have infused tremendous energy in them. They have sprang back to life it seems.

Is that a run out now? Neesham could be in trouble here. Bangladesh are celebrating. A direct hit might have just caught Neesham short. Or may not. Seems like the bat is over the line.

33.5
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, Mehedi bowls a fuller one on the pads, Ross is happy to flick it to mid-wicket. Five dots ! Will we see a maiden? Pressure mounting on Taylor.
33.4
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, Taylor this time crouches low and flicks it to short fine leg.
33.3
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, Taylor flicks this fuller one on the pads to mid-wicket.
33.2
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, Tossed up on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket by Taylor.
33.1
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, Flatter on the stumps, defended to mid-wicket of the back foot.
32.6
0
M Hossain to J Neesham, Once again bowls it flat on off, Neesham blocks it to see off the over.
32.5
0
M Hossain to J Neesham, Flatter on middle, Neesham calmly defends it off the front foot.
32.4
1
M Hossain to R Taylor, Outside off, Taylor cuts it to deep point and takes one.
32.3
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, Flatter on middle, Ross taps it back to the bowler.
32.3
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, WIDE! Mosaddek misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Wide signalled.
32.2
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, Flighted on the stumps, Ross takes no risk and taps it down to the ground.
32.1
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, Floated on middle and leg, Taylor blocks it.

Jimmy Neesham is the new man in while Mosaddek Hossain is the bowling change.

DRINKS BREAK. Is the game changing? You never know these days. New Zealand were coasting before Mehedi came, they still are coasting but if Taylor gets out now, we could have a game on our hands. Just 83 needed from 18 overs but is it JUST 83 or plenty in 83, we shall come to know soon.

31.6
0
M Hasan to Tom Latham, OUT! Don't go anywhere as this match is not over by any stretch of imagination. Mehedi bowls it short on the stumps, Latham gets on his back foot and looks to hit it over the deep mid-wicket fielder. He is unable to get properly under it and ends up hitting it towards deep mid-wicket. For an instance it looks like it will fall short of the man there but Saifuddin runs in and takes an excellent catch diving in front. Wicket off the first ball and wicket off the last ball. What a brilliant over from Mehedi! Is this the over which will turn the tide in Bangladesh's favour?
31.5
0
M Hasan to Tom Latham, Slower through the air on middle and leg, Latham looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
31.4
0
M Hasan to Tom Latham, Floated on the stumps, Tom defends it.
31.3
0
M Hasan to Tom Latham, Beautiful ball this. Floated on off, it spins away after spinning. Latham looks to block it but gets beaten.
31.2
1
M Hasan to R Taylor, Tossed up on middle and leg, Ross milks it to long on and gets a run.
31.2
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, WIDE! Mehedi sprays it down the leg side. Wide signalled.

The new man in is Tom Latham.

31.1
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, OUT! Williamson holes out! Mehedi is a happy man. He tosses it up on middle and leg, Williamson comes down the track and looks to hit it over the mid-wicket fielder. Williamson's bottom hand comes off the handle as he looks to hit it and he ends up chipping it to the man at deep mid-wicket. Mossadek in the deep takes an easy catch. Have Bangladesh found an inroad in this game?
30.6
1
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Williamson runs this length delivery outside off to third man for a single.
30.5
1
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, After four dots comes a run. Taylor flicks this off his pads for a single.
30.4
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Fuller in length, defended back to the bowler.
30.3
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Taylor taps this length ball outside off to backward point.
30.2
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Taylor defends this fuller length delivery back to the bowler.
30.1
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Length delivery on the stumps, Ross defends of the back foot.
29.6
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Flighted on off, Williamson calmly defends it.
29.5
1
M Hasan to R Taylor, Tossed up on middle and leg, Ross strokes it towards long on and takes one.
29.4
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, On middle and leg, Taylor flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
29.3
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, Floated on the stumps, Taylor defends itt off the front foot.
29.2
4
M Hasan to R Taylor, FOUR! What a way to get the partnership over 100. Floated on middle and leg, Taylor makes room and smashes it through covers for a boundary.
29.1
0
M Hasan to R Taylor, Floated on off, Taylor pushes it to the man at cover.

Mehedi Hasan is back on.

28.6
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Full and around off, tapped to the off side.
28.5
1
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Taylor runs down this length delivery outside off to third man for a run.
28.4
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Taylor flicks this fuller length delivery to mid-wicket.
28.3
1
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Short ball on the stumps, Kane pulls it straight through mid-wicket and scampers for a single.
28.2
1
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Fuller in length on the pads, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket for a quick single.
28.1
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Full in length and on the stumps, Taylor flicks it to mid on.
27.6
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Slower through the air on off, Williamson defends it to see off the over.
27.5
1
Al Hasan to R Taylor, Short outside off, Taylor cuts it through point and gets a single to bring up 150 for New Zealand.
27.4
0
Al Hasan to R Taylor, Flights it on off, Taylor defends it astutely.
27.3
1
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Floated on off and middle, Williamson nudges it to long on and takes an easy single.
27.2
1
Al Hasan to R Taylor, Tossed up wide outside off, Taylor hits it hard to the man at sweeper cover and gets a single.
27.1
2
Al Hasan to R Taylor, Short outside off, Taylor cuts it wide of sweeper cover and gets a couple.
26.6
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Full on middle, Kane strokes it to the man at mid on.
26.5
2
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson pulls it hard towards deep square leg. Liton Das once again does really well and stops it from going to the fence with a dive. Saves two runs for his side. New Zealand now need just 100 runs.
26.4
1
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Fuller on middle, Taylor strokes it towards mid on and takes a run.
26.3
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Good length ball on off, Taylor blocks it.
26.2
2
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Back of a length ball on off, Taylor pulls it towards deep square leg. Liton Das runs to his right and stops it from going to the fence with a dive. Two taken.
26.1
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, Full on off, Taylor pushes it to the man at mid off.
26.1
0
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, WIDE! Saifuddin misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Taylor looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back into the attack.

25.6
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Fired in on the stumps, Kane calmly blocks it.
25.5
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Floated on middle and leg, Kane blocks it.
25.4
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson pushes it to the man at cover.
25.3
1
Al Hasan to R Taylor, On the pads, Taylor turns it behind square for one.
25.2
0
Al Hasan to R Taylor, Floated on off, Ross defends it off the front foot.
25.1
0
Al Hasan to R Taylor, On the pads, Taylor flicks it to short fine leg and shouts a loud no.

Shakib Al Hasan is back!

24.6
1
M Rahman to R Taylor, Fuller length delivery on off, driven to the off side.
24.6
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, WIDE! A bouncer gone wrong. Mustafizur bowls one short and very wide of off. Umpire says wide.
24.5
2
M Rahman to R Taylor, Mustafizur over compensates by bowling on pads, Ross flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
24.4
4
M Rahman to R Taylor, FOUR! Taylor reaches his 48th ODI Fifty! His 4th in World Cups. Rahman bowls one short and wide, Ross throws his bat at it and cuts it up and over the point fielder for a boundary. What an innings it has been from the veteran. He continues his excellent form. The last time these two teams met, Taylor had made 69. Will we see a century tonight?
24.3
1
M Rahman to K Williamson, Kane punches this past point for a single.
24.2
2
M Rahman to K Williamson, Fuller one outside off, Kane drives this superbly through covers. The fielder from the deep runs to his right and saves a couple for his team.
24.1
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Short ball outside off, Williamson lets it pass to the keeper.
23.6
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, On the pads, Taylor flicks it to the man at square leg.
23.5
1
M Hossain to K Williamson, On the pads, KW flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
23.4
0
M Hossain to K Williamson, Short on off, Kane punches it to the man at cover.
23.3
1
M Hossain to R Taylor, On the pads, Taylor flicks it to the on side and gets one.
23.2
1
M Hossain to K Williamson, Full toss on middle and leg, Williamson glances it to deep square leg for a run.
23.1
1
M Hossain to R Taylor, Driven through the covers by the batsman. They pick up a single.
22.6
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Good length ball outside off, Williamson looks to block it but misses.
22.5
1
M Rahman to R Taylor, Once again the length and the line Taylor runs it down to third man for a single.
22.4
1
M Rahman to K Williamson, Outside off on a length, Williamson plays it to backward point and gets to the other end.
22.3
1
M Rahman to R Taylor, Good length ball outside off, Ross runs it down to third man and gets a single.
22.2
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, This time taps it to the man at point.
22.1
4
M Rahman to R Taylor, FOUR! Good start to the over for New Zealand. Good length ball outside off, Taylor cuts it over point and gets a boundary.
21.6
1
M Hossain to R Taylor, Once again short outside off, Taylor cuts it to sweeper cover and keeps the strike.
21.5
2
M Hossain to R Taylor, Short outside off, Taylor cuts it wide of sweeper cover and gets one.
21.4
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, On the pads, Ross tucks it to the man at mid-wicket.
21.3
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, Floated on the stumps, Taylor blocks it.
21.2
1
M Hossain to K Williamson, On the pads, Kane turns it behind square and gets a single.
21.1
0
M Hossain to K Williamson, Tossed up on off, Williamson taps it back to the bowler. Mosaddek fakes his throw at the keeper's end but nothing controversial.
20.6
1
M Rahman to K Williamson,Williamson runs the short off length ball of the outside edge to third man. a run added to the total and williamson retains the strike too.
20.5
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Williamson drives this length ball outside off straight to backward point.
20.4
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Williamson cuts this good length ball again to point.
20.3
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Kane cuts this length ball straight to point.
20.2
1
M Rahman to R Taylor, Ross defends this length delivery to off side and hares for a quick single.
20.1
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, BEATEN! First false stroke from Ross. Mustafizur bowls on a length and outside off, Ross looks to drive it on the up through the off side but can only connect with thin air.
19.6
0
M Hossain to K Williamson, Shorter on off, Williamson guides it to the man at backward point.
19.5
0
M Hossain to K Williamson, Tossed up on the stumps, Williamson defends it off the front foot.
19.4
1
M Hossain to R Taylor, Floated on off, Taylor strokes it wide of mid off and takes a quick run.
19.3
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, Floated on off, Taylor pushes it to the man at mid off.
19.2
0
M Hossain to R Taylor, Play and a miss. Short outside off, Taylor looks to cut but misses.
19.1
4
M Hossain to R Taylor, FOUR! Mosaddek starts with a short ball outside off, Taylor cuts it through point. Soumya Sarkar tries to stop it with a dive but he touches the ball as his legs touch the cushion.

Mosaddek Hossain is into the attack now.

18.6
1
M Rahman to R Taylor, Taylor runs this down to third man for a single. This single also brings the 50-run stand between Kane and Ross. A timely one for the Kiwis after the loss of their openers. Will this partnership take the Kiwis safely home?
18.5
0
M Rahman to R Taylor, Rahman pitches this on a length and outside off, Taylor defends it off the back foot.
18.4
1
M Rahman to K Williamson, Williamson slpas this length ball outside off to deep point for a run.
18.3
0
M Rahman to K Williamson, Kane drives this good length delivery outside off to short cover.
18.2
1
M Rahman to R Taylor, Length ball on the pads, Ross flicks it to fine leg for a single.
18.1
1
M Rahman to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, punched of the back foot through covers for a single.

Mustafizur Rahman is back! He has bowled just a single over so far.

17.6
2
Al Hasan to R Taylor, Tossed up on middle, Taylor sweeps it towards deep square leg for a couple. 100 comes up with that couple.
17.5
1
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Flighted on middle and leg, KW milks it to long on and gets a single.
17.4
3
Al Hasan to R Taylor, Shorter around off, Taylor guides it down to third man. Saifuddin gives it a good chase and stops it before the ropes with a dive. The batsmen take three.
17.3
0
Al Hasan to R Taylor, Floated on off, Taylor nudges it to the man at mid off.
17.2
4
Al Hasan to R Taylor, FOUR! Creamed away! Flighted outside off, slightly overpitched from Shakib. Taylor effortlessly drives it through covers for a boundary.
17.1
1
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Tossed up on middle and off, Williamson strokes it to long on and rotates the strike.

Drinks Break! New Zealand rebuilding here but Bangladesh will feel they should have at least one if not both the batsmen back in the hut. They have missed a run out chance as well as a stumping chance. Shakib has bowled really well here and Mortaza will be looking to get one more here and put New Zealand on the back foot. At this stage the game is evenly poised.

16.6
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson strokes it to long on and keeps the strike.
16.5
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
16.4
4
M Hasan to K Williamson, FOUR! Beautiful shot this from the Kiwi skipper. Short outside off, Williamson cuts it excellently through point for a boundary.
16.3
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Flighted on off, Kane flicks it to the man at mid-wicket once again.
16.2
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson tucks it to mid-wicket with the spin.
16.1
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Tossed up on off, Williamson blocks it off the front foot.

Mehedi Hasan is back on.

15.6
1
Al Hasan to K Williamson, A very low full toss outside off, Williamson nudges it towards short third man and takes a quick run.
15.5
1
Al Hasan to R Taylor, Short outside off, Taylor cuts it towards point and gets a single.
15.4
1
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Tossed up on off, Williamson strokes it towards mid off and takes a quick run.

WORLD CUP UPDATE - A bit late in informing but India have comfortably defeated South Africa in Southampton, beginning their World Cup campaign in style.

15.3
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Shorter on off, Kane punches it to the man at cover.
15.2
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, On off stump, Williamson blocks it.
15.1
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Flatter on off, Williamson defends it uppishly back to the bowler. It falls short of Shakib though.
14.6
4
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, FOUR! Short ball outside off, Ross pulls it through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence. The man in the deep cannot reach the ball and comes second.
14.5
1
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Kane runs this length ball to third man and crosses over to the other end.
14.4
1
M Saifuddin to R Taylor,Taylor flicks this length ball on pads to mid-wicket for a run.
14.3
1
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Saifuddin bowls one outside off, Kane looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge to third man for a run.
14.2
0
M Saifuddin to K Williamson, Kane flicks this length ball straight to mid-wicket.
14.1
1
M Saifuddin to R Taylor, On a length and outside off, Taylor slaps it through covers for a single.
13.6
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Floated on the stumps, Williamson blocks it to see off the over.
13.5
1
Al Hasan to R Taylor, On middle and leg, Taylor glances it to mid-wicket for a run.
13.4
0
Al Hasan to R Taylor, On middle and leg, Taylor flicks it to Mustafizur at short fine leg and this time they don't take the run.
13.3
1
Al Hasan to K Williamson, SAFE! These two are riding their luck here. The running between the wicket needs to be improved. Floated on the pads, Williamson flicks it to short fine leg and takes a quick single. Mustafizur's throw at the keeper's end is a weak one. Mushfiqur takes the bails off and the square leg umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and shows Taylor was in before the stumps were disturbed. This time it was not Mushfiqur's fault.

Another run out chance! Do Bangladesh have one in the bag this time? Is Taylor short? He was stretching out. Looks to me like his bat is grounded.

13.2
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Floated on off, Kane blocks it off the front foot.
13.1
2
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Short on off, Williamson punches it wide of sweeper cover and gets a couple.
12.6
0
M Mortaza to R Taylor, Ross defends this length delivery to the leg side.
12.5
1
M Mortaza to K Williamson, Almost a wicket! Mortaza bowls short and Kane cuts it to point but doesn't bother to keep it down. Luckily for Kane it falls just short of the fielder. The fielder fumbles and allows a single.
12.4
0
M Mortaza to K Williamson,Kane now follows the cut with a solid front foot defense off a length delivery.
12.3
0
M Mortaza to K Williamson, Williamson cuts this length delivery outside off straight to point.
12.2
1
M Mortaza to R Taylor, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket and gets to the other end. A run added to the total.
12.1
1
M Mortaza to K Williamson, Short ball on the stumps, Kane pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
11.6
0
Al Hasan to R Taylor, STUMPING CHANCE MISSED! Mushfiqur is having a nightmare of a game behind the stumps here so far. Taylor comes down the track so Shakib fires it outside off. Mushfiqur behind the stumps cannot gather it cleanly, Taylor would have been out of here. End of a dramatic over here. A very bad one for Mushfiqur. First he misses the run out chance of Williamson and then a stumping chance of Taylor.
11.5
4
Al Hasan to R Taylor, FOUR! Floated on off, Taylor comes down the track and hits it over his favorite mid-wicket region for a boundary.
11.4
0
Al Hasan to R Taylor, Tossed up on off, Taylor comes down the track and hits it straight to the right of Shakib. He gets his hand to it but Williamson was back in time.
11.3
1
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Flighted on the pads, Williamson flicks it to square leg and gets one.
11.2
1
Al Hasan to R Taylor, SAFE. Rahim has indeed disturbed the bails with his right hand even before the throw could come. Why didn't he uproot the stump? Full on middle, Taylor comes down the track and works it wide of mid on. There is some miscommunication between the batsmen as Rosco wants the single but Williamson does not. Eventually, Willy goes for the run but he is nowhere even in the frame. The throw comes from mid on to Rahim and it is in line of the stumps. But Rahim comes in front of the sticks and in that process, his right glove touches the stumps and the bails come off. Rahim does not have the presence of mind to uproot the stump. Third umpire confirms. Massive opportunity missed.

Run out! Run out! Run out! Williamson is gone by a mile! Or is he? Bangladesh are not celebrating. Oh dear... has Rahim taken the bails off even before collecting the throw? Pre-mature... what a life for Williamson.

11.1
1
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Shorter and straighter outside off, Williamson strokes it to sweeper cover and gets a run.
10.6
0
M Mortaza to R Taylor, Length ball outside off, Ross displays a good front foot defensive shot.
10.5
4
M Mortaza to R Taylor, FOUR! Taylor gets underway with a beautiful square drive. Mortaza bowls a fuller one outside off and Ross just gets to the pitch off the ball and drives it beautifully through point. No need to run for these.
10.4
0
M Mortaza to R Taylor, A straighter one on the stumps, Ross flicks it to mid-wicket.
10.3
1
M Mortaza to K Williamson, Mortaza bowls on a length and outside off, Kane punches to covers and sets off for a quick single.
10.2
0
M Mortaza to K Williamson, On a good length and on middle, Kane flick it to the leg side.
10.1
0
M Mortaza to K Williamson, Length ball on the stumps, defended to mid off.

Ross Taylor walks out at number 4. Also, skipper Mashrafe Mortaza is back into the attack.

Powerplay 2 time! Now maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6
0
Al Hasan to C Munro, OUT! What a catch! Mehedi has taken an excellent catch here. Shakib bowls it flatter on middle and leg, Munro stretches out to heave it on the leg side. He was later stuck in two minds, whether to hit or block it but decides to go with the shot. He drags his shot towards mid-wicket which goes uppishly. Mehedi Hasan at short mid-wicket dives in front and takes it inches above the ground. Munro is going nowhere but umpire Oxenford raises his finger. All of a sudden New Zealand have lost both their openers and Bangladesh are right back in this one. 2nd wicket for Shakib in the game. He has had a brilliant day, first with the bat and now with the ball. He is enjoying his 200th ODI for sure.
9.5
1
Al Hasan to K Williamson, On the pads, KW flicks it to mid-wicket and gets a single.
9.4
1
Al Hasan to C Munro, Floated on middle and leg, Colin pushes it to the man at mid on and takes one.
9.3
0
Al Hasan to C Munro, On the pads, Munro sweeps it to the man at short fine leg.
9.2
0
Al Hasan to C Munro, Skipper leading from the front in the field. Short on off, Munro punches it towards cover. Mortaza dives to his left and makes a very good stop.
9.1
0
Al Hasan to C Munro, Fired on leg, Munro defends it to the man at point.
8.6
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Doosra on middle and off, Williamson blocks it.
8.5
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Off spinner on the pads, Kane flicks it with the spin to the man at mid-wicket.
8.4
1
M Hasan to C Munro, Tossed up outside off, Munro hits it hard to long off for a single.
8.3
0
M Hasan to C Munro, Flighted on off, Munro defends it off the front foot.
8.2
0
M Hasan to C Munro, Short outside off, Munro punches it to the man at cover.
8.1
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson strokes it to long on for one.
7.6
0
Al Hasan to C Munro, On the stumps, Munro defends it to see off the over. Just a run off the over. Tidy from Shakib.
7.5
0
Al Hasan to C Munro, Quicker on the pads, Munro looks to flick but gets a leading edge towards point.
7.4
0
Al Hasan to C Munro, Floated on middle and leg, Munro blocks it off the front foot.
7.3
1
Al Hasan to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson flicks it to deep square leg and gets one.
7.2
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
7.1
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Flatter on off, Williamson pushes it to the man at mid off.
6.6
4
M Hasan to C Munro, FOUR! No calmness on show here. Mosaddek flights it outside off, Munro gets down on one knee and drags his sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary.
6.5
0
M Hasan to C Munro, On middle, Munro defends it calmly off his front foot.
6.4
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson eases his flick to the on side for a single.
6.3
0
M Hasan to K Williamson, Flighted on off, Williamson plays a solid, classical front foot defense.
6.2
1
M Hasan to C Munro, Tossed up outside off, Munro hits it to long on and rotates the strike.

A short leg comes in place. Aggression from Mashrafe. Mosaddek is under the lid.

6.1
1
M Hasan to K Williamson, Tossed up on off, Williamson tucks it to deep square leg and gets to the other end.

Change of ends for Mehedi. 2-0-13-0 so far.

5.6
1
Al Hasan to K Williamson, Kane Williamson is off the mark. He nudges this flighted ball on middle and leg to long on and keeps the strike with one.
5.5
0
Al Hasan to K Williamson, NOT OUT! Bangladesh lose their review inside the first six overs itself. It is a flighted ball pitching outside off, Williamson comes forward to defend it but misses and gets hit on the pad. The Bangladesh players go up in a huge appeal but the umpire turns it down. Mortaza takes the review and replays roll in. Hawk Eye shows the ball was going with the angle and was going to miss the leg pole. Poor review this from Bangladesh it always looked to be going down leg but their desperation to get one more wicket has seen them lose their sole review.

Rahim has screamed his lungs out there. Does he believe he has Williamson trapped LBW? Mashrafe Mortaza seems to be convinced and has taken the review. Seems to be going down the leg side to the naked eye. And yes. Hawk Eye shows it to be missing leg. Review gone for Bangladesh.

5.4
1
Al Hasan to C Munro, Floated on middle and off, Munro looks to flick but gets a leading edge which goes towards point and they take a run.
5.3
0
Al Hasan to C Munro, Follows it up with a front foot defense.
5.2
6
Al Hasan to C Munro, SIX! That's modern day cricket for you. A wicket falls and rather than defending the next one, Munro comes down the track to this tossed up ball and smokes it over the bowler's head for a maximum.

Kane Williamson comes in at number 3, replacing Guptill.

5.1
0
Al Hasan to M Guptill, OUT! Bangladesh desperately needed a wicket and their superstar has given them just that. Shakib bowls a straighter one on off, Guptill looks to hit it over the bowler's head. He does not time it well and ends up hitting it towards long on. Tamim stationed there comes running and takes an easy catch. Guptill's cameo comes to an end. He will be disappointed to not make the most of his start.

Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack now. 4 bowlers already used by Bangladesh here. They desperately need a wicket.

4.6
0
M Rahman to C Munro, Slower one this time to finish the over. It is full on off, Munro defends it to the man at point.
4.5
0
M Rahman to C Munro, Good variation this. Follows the yorker with a bouncer. Munro ducks under it. What will he bowl next?
4.4
0
M Rahman to C Munro, Good comeback from Mustafizur. Bowls a brilliant yorker on middle and leg, Munro to his credit, does well to get his bat down in time.
4.3
4
M Rahman to C Munro, FOUR! What a shot! Good length ball outside off, Munro picks the length early and thrashes it through covers for a boundary.
4.2
0
M Rahman to C Munro, Full again, this time on middle. Munro plays the on drive to the man at mid on.
4.1
1
M Rahman to M Guptill, Starts with a full length ball on off, Guptill defends it towards mid off and takes a quick single. No swing first up for Mustafizur.

Change of bowling. Mustafizur Rahman into the attack. Is that a change of ends for either of Mortaza and Mehedi or the end of the spin experiment from the next over?

3.6
0
M Hasan to C Munro, Flighted on middle, Munro defends it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
3.5
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Flighted on off, Guptill strokes it to long off and takes one.
3.4
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Tossed up on middle, Guptill comes down the track and drives it straight to the man at mid on.
3.3
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Flighted on the stumps, Munro defends it.
3.2
0
M Hasan to M Guptill, Tossed up on off, Guptill blocks it.

STAT ALERT - As you all must be knowing by know, Trent Boult picked up his 150th ODI wicket earlier today. He is the second fastest to that milestone, behind Pakistan's Saqlain Mushtaq!

3.1
4
M Hasan to M Guptill, FOUR! This time off the sweep. Six to begin his first over and now a boundary to begin his second. Hasan tosses it up on middle and off, Guptill gets down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
2.6
0
M Mortaza to C Munro, Follows it up with a solid front foot defense to see off the over. New Zealand are off to a flier here.
2.5
4
M Mortaza to C Munro, FOUR! That is Munro power. Fuller on off, Munro smashes his drive through covers for a boundary.
2.4
0
M Mortaza to C Munro, Good length ball on the stumps, Munro blocks it.
2.3
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Back of a length ball, Guptill pulls it over mid-wicket. He does not time it well but it reaches the man in deep there on a bounce.
2.2
4
M Mortaza to M Guptill, FOUR! Don't bother chasing that, it was four the moment he hit it. Mortaza bowls it on a length. Guptill likes it there at Mashrafe's pace. He whacks his pull over mid-wicket for a boundary.
2.1
1
M Mortaza to C Munro, On the pads, Munro flicks it behind square and gets one as Tamim cannot stop the ball with a dive.
1.6
1
M Hasan to C Munro, Munro keeps the strike. He nudges it down to long off and takes one.
1.5
0
M Hasan to C Munro, Tossed up on the pads, Munro looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Stifled appeal but turned down.
1.4
0
M Hasan to C Munro, Flighted on middle and leg, Munro looks to defend it but it goes off the outer half of his bat.
1.3
0
M Hasan to C Munro, Floated on off, Munro flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
1.2
1
M Hasan to M Guptill, Follows it up with a single down to long on. Smart batting this.
1.1
6
M Hasan to M Guptill, SIX! Not the welcome Mehedi would have wanted. He tosses it up on off, Guptill gets down on one knee and demolishes it over mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

Interesting. Spin to bowl with the second new ball. Mehedi Hasan it will be.

0.6
0
M Mortaza to C Munro, Played to the point region by the batsman.
0.5
0
M Mortaza to C Munro, Outside off, punched straight to cover.
0.4
0
M Mortaza to C Munro, On a length around off, punched back to the bowler.
0.3
1
M Mortaza to M Guptill, Down the leg side again, tucked through square leg for a single.
0.2
2
M Mortaza to M Guptill, A length ball this time, on middle and leg, worked through square leg for a couple.
0.1
4
M Mortaza to M Guptill, FOUR! HAMMERED! Oh yeah, bring it on! New Zealand are eyeing an opportunity to go hard against the new balls. Fractionally short outside off, Guptill pulls it wide of mid on and starts the run chase with a boundary!

Now, the umpires come out to the middle and are followed by the players from both sides. Mashrafe Mortaza, with knees heavily strapped, gets ready to bowl the first over. Guptill on strike. Here we go.

We are back with the run chase. 245 needed for New Zealand to go on top of the table. On paper, it looks easy. Not quite sure it will be that easy. Guptill and Munro are waiting at the boundary lines and the Bangladesh players too get into a huddle outside the boundary. No one has stepped in yet.