New Zealand beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in Williamson’s official return game from a knee injury, but he was forced to withdraw hurt late in the game.
Williamson did not have to leave the game due to knee pain; rather, he was knocked out with a thumb injury in the 39th over after absorbing a blow from a throw-in by a Bangladeshi fielder. Before you get back to the best online cricket betting sites in India, read on to receive the latest scoop on the upcoming World Cup in 2023.
Quick Recap: New Zealand vs Bangladesh
On Friday, New Zealand made it three wins in a row in the ICC World Cup by defeating Bangladesh by eight wickets. Bangladesh scored 245 runs when asked to bat first. The New Zealanders reached the goal with 43 balls to spare in their pursuit. New Zealand was led by Kane Williamson’s 78 and Daryl Mitchell’s 89.
Litton Das was bowled on the opening ball of the match, and by the 13th over, Bangladesh were in deep danger at 56 for four. This was thanks in large part to the efforts of Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson. Captain Shakib Al Hasan (40 off 51 balls) and veteran teammate Mushfiqur Rahim (66 off 75) put on 96 runs for the fifth wicket to help Bangladesh get to 156 by the 30th over when Ferguson sent back the former to take three wickets. Then, with Bangladesh’s backs against the wall, Matt Henry took out Mushfiqur.
After Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first, Trent Boult (2-45) got the first wicket of the match when he had Litton Das clutched at fine leg.
Ferguson, using the early pace and bounce of the wicket to his advantage, dismissed Tanzid Hasan and Mehidy Hasan, while Glenn Phillips’ off-spin dismissed Najmul Hossain Shanto to bring Bangladesh’s score down to 56-4. Mushfiqur and Shakib came to the rescue, but in the 30th over, the captain was injured while trying to lift Ferguson for a second consecutive six. Meanwhile, Mushfiqur’s stumps were smashed by Matt Henry (2-58).
While they posted 245-9, Bangladesh’s innings faded in the final 15-20 overs despite some late, lusty hits from Mahmudullah. The Kiwis’ 3-0 start at the top of the table, which included blowout victories over holders England and the Netherlands, wasn’t nearly enough.
After opening the World Cup with a win over Afghanistan, Bangladesh has since lost to England and New Zealand.
Player of the Match: Lockie Ferguson
New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson was named man of the match for his brilliant stint of 3/49 that stifled the Bangladeshi batting and resulted in a paltry total of 245 runs.
After 50 overs, Bangladesh scored 245 and 9. Three wickets were taken by Lockie Ferguson, two by Trent Boult, one by Matt Henry, and one apiece by Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner. Trent Bould left Towhid Hridoy, Lockie Ferguson got rid of Shakib Al Hasan, Matt Henry got rid of Mushfiqur Rahim, and so on.
The Bangladeshi batting lineup is disintegrating under the pressure applied by New Zealand’s bowlers and fielders. Bangladesh’s batting was derailed by Lockie Ferguson and Glenn Phillips, who took many wickets. The crease features Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Score: New Zealand v Bangladesh
|New Zealand||248/2||50 overs|
|New Zealand won by 8 wickets|
On Saturday, India and Pakistan will square off in front of a sellout crowd of 132,000 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad as the Cricket World Cup continues.
On Wednesday, New Zealand will take on Afghanistan looking to make it four wins in a row. As for Bangladesh, they will play tournament hosts India on Thursday still looking for their first victory.The action in the Men’s Cricket World Cup is heating up. Get the most out of the ICC World Cup by sticking with the best online cricket betting sites India. Bet on your team of choice to show your support.