New Zealand registered their second win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC 2019) as they beat Bangladesh by two wickets. Chasing 246, Kiwis had to toil hard for their win despite Ross Taylor scoring 82 off 91 balls. With this win, New Zealand now moves on top of the ICC CWC 2019 points table. Apart from Taylor, skipper Kan Williamson scored 40 off 72 balls. BAN vs NZ Full Scorecard.
Barring 105-run stand for the third wicket between Williamson and Taylor, Kiwis struggled in setting up partnerships. It was Mushfiqur Rahim’s error that helped the dup stitch such a crucial partnership. Otherwise, Kiwis could have lost top three inside 12 overs.
Bangladesh then separated the two as Mehidy Hasan has Williamson caught. Taylor then continued to take Kiwis close to the target. “I was very nervous in the end. But gotta give the credit to Bangladesh and their supporters who came out in numbers. They put a lot of pressure on us and this could have gone either way. We thought 270-280 was a good score on this wicket but the bowlers kept it tight,” Taylor said after being named as Man of the Match. World’s Worst Wicketkeeper! Twitterati Criticise Mushfiqur Rahim As He Misses Easy Chance to Run Out Kane Williamson During BAN vs NZ CWC 2019 Match; Watch Video.
“It was nice to get over the line at the end of the day. We need to work on our running between the wickets, there were a couple of close calls there. I do enjoy batting with Kane and hopefully we run well between the wickets against Afghanistan,” the batsman added. ICC CWC 2019 points table
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# Trent Boult became the second fastest bowler to take 150 ODI wickets.
# This is New Zealand's fifth win over Bangladesh in World Cup.
# Ross Taylor scored his career's 48th ODI half-century.
# Shakib Al Hasan scored his career's 48th ODI half-century.
Earlier, Matt Henry scalped four wickets to help his side bowl out Bangladesh. Henry returned with figures of 4/47. Apart from him, Trent Boult picked two wickets as well. For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan was the top-scorer with 64 runs.