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CWC 2023: New Zealand flattens Bangladesh to clinch easy 8-wicket victory

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], October 13 (ANI): New Zealand continued to get pleasure from success within the ongoing World Cup as they clinched a snug 8-wicket victory on Friday on the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

After a scientific efficiency with the ball within the first innings, the Kiwis got down to chase a paltry goal of 246.

Teenager Rachin Ravindra who has impressed up to now within the World Cup discovered an outdoor edge in Mustafizur’s over which was comfortably caught by Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps.

Kane Williamson walked out at his traditional No.3 spot and made his much-awaited return, establishing a left-hand, right-hand mixture with Devon Conway.

Each batters loved a snug powerplay and unsettled Bangladesh’s bowling set-up with fixed strike rotation.

On the finish of the powerplay, New Zealand put up 37/1 on the board.

The Kiwis shifted by way of gears within the subsequent overs as they gathered 55 runs within the subsequent 10 overs.

Conway misplaced his wicket on the very first ball on the twenty first over with Shakib Al Hasan stepping as much as present the breakthrough.

This was the ultimate wicket of the night time, as Williamson and Daryl Mitchell took aside Bangladesh bowlers.

Within the thirty eighth over of the sport, Williamson sustained a blow on his left thumb in Taskin Ahmed’s over. Glenn Phillips got here in to interchange Williamson as he retired harm with a rating of 78.

Phillips and Mitchell completed off the sport for New Zealand with scores of 16 and 89 respectively.

Earlier within the innings, Lockie Ferguson (3/49) and Mitchell Santner (1/31) maintained management, as Bangladesh’s innings fell other than 152/4 to 180/7.

It was Trent Boult who drew the blood on the very first ball to dismiss in-form batter Litton Das for a golden duck.

All-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz walked in at quantity three, to calm the dwindling nerves with some optimistic pictures. Together with Tanzid Hasan, he unleashed a flurry of boundaries to get the Tigers to get pleasure from a run charge of six per over by the fifth over.

Nonetheless, Lockie Ferguson introduced the Kiwis proper again into the sport when he dismissed Tanzid for 16.

Hasan Miraz was his subsequent sufferer simply after the tip of the powerplay and Phillips dismissed Najmul Hossain Shanto within the very subsequent over for 7.

With Bangladesh caught in a dire scenario, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim stitched up a valiant stand and took their rating to 100 within the twenty first over.

Shakib and Mushfiqur continued to do the injury restore and took on New Zealand’s bowlers.

Shakib tried to go after Ferguson however his intentions did not yield the specified outcomes. He tried to go for a pull and located a high edge which was taken comfortably by the keeper. Shakib went again to the dugout with a rating of 40.

Mushfiqur’s (66) time on the sector got here to an finish following a slower supply from Matt Henry within the thirty sixth over.

Bangladesh’s decrease order did not survive for too lengthy as they bundled out on a rating of 245/9.

Transient Rating: Bangladesh 245/9 (Mushfiqur Rahim 66, Shakib Al Hasan 40; Lockie Ferguson 3-49) vs New Zealand 248-2 (Daryl Mitchell 89, Kane Williamson 78; Mustafizur Rahman 1-36). (ANI)

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