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Bangladesh vs New Zealand highlights: New Zealand win by two wickets

Bangladesh vs New Zealand highlights: Despite Ross Taylor playing a fine inning of 82 runs, New Zealand had to work hard for their two-wicket win against Bangladesh in their second fixture at The Oval on Wednesday.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 6, 2019 2:17:33 am
Bangladesh vs New Zealand highlights: New Zealand win by two wickets.

Bangladesh vs New Zealand highlights: Despite Ross Taylor playing a fine inning of 82 runs, New Zealand had to work hard for their two-wicket win against Bangladesh in their second fixture at The Oval on Wednesday. Chasing a moderate target of 245, the Kiwis got off to a decent start as the opening pair of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro added 35 runs for the first wicket. However, a 110-run stand in the middle overs between skipper Kane Williamson and Taylor set the platform for the Kiwi chase, before the side started losing wickets in quick intervals. Despite a late collapse, New Zealand managed to complete the chase with 17 balls to spare.

Earlier in the day, Shakib Al Hasan scored a half-century to help Bangladesh post 244 in the board. Matt Henry was the standout among the Kiwi as he picked 4 wickets while giving away 47 runs in the 9.2 overs he bowled.

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Bangladesh vs New Zealand highlights:

01:43 (IST)06 Jun 2019
NZ win by 2 wickets

Mitchell Santner hits the winning run for New Zealand as he punches the ball towards the extra-cover area to give the Kiwis a hard-fought victory. 

01:40 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Scores level

After consecutive wides, Saifuddin pitches the ball slightly up and  Lockie Ferguson directs the ball towards the third-man area for 4. Scores level, the Kiwi dressing room is relieved. 

01:37 (IST)06 Jun 2019
WICKET!

Just when we thought the match is over Mohammad Saifuddin delivers a perfect yorker to dismiss Matt Henry for six. 

01:33 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Cracking shot by Matt Henry

A cracking shot by Matt Henry and it takes the pressure away from the batting side. It was a half volley by Mustafizur Rahman and the batsman drives it towards the mid-off area for four runs. 

01:25 (IST)06 Jun 2019
New Zealand crumbling as they lose their seventh man

Wickets tumble quickly as New Zealand lose their seventh man. This time it is James Neesham who falls in the trap. A slower delivery by Mosaddek Hossain and James Neesham tries to clear the long-off boundary but his shot goes straight into the hands of Soumya Sarkar, who makes no mistake at the end.

01:19 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Bangladesh back in business

Mushfiqur Rahim is the man at the moment. The wicketkeeper leaps and takes an excellent one-handed catch to send Colin de Grandhomme back to the pavilion. It was a slower delivery by Mohammad Saifuddin and the batsman tried to play an upper cut but doesn't get enough bat to clear the 30-yard circle. The batsman departs after scoring 15.

01:02 (IST)06 Jun 2019
200 up for NZ

An uppish delivery pitched outside off by Mashrafe Mortaza and Colin de Grandhomme pushes it towards extra cover to complete a single. With this, the Kiwis also reach the 200-run mark.

00:53 (IST)06 Jun 2019
WICKET!

A huge appeal by Mushfiqur Rahim and after a slight delay the umpire raises his finger. Mosaddek Hossain gets the huge wicket of Ross Taylor who departs after scoring 82 off 91 balls. The ball was going down the leg side and Taylor tries to flick it. However, he gets a faint edge and the wicketkeeper takes a sharp catch to give Bangladesh some hope to produce a late fightback.

00:49 (IST)06 Jun 2019
NZ cruising towards victory

An excellent over from New Zealand's perspective as ten runs come off it. The Kiwis now require 58 from 78 balls. 

00:41 (IST)06 Jun 2019
Just in time!

Ross Taylor tries to steal a quick single but we have something here as substitute fielder Sabbir Rahman executes a brilliant fielding display. The fielder rushes towards the ball, quickly picks it and strikes the stump from a very difficult angle. The umpire has signaled it upstairs and the Bangladeshi players are celebrating. However, TV replay shows James Neesham making the ground just at the right time.

00:27 (IST)06 Jun 2019
2 wickets in 1 over

2 wickets in one over! First, he has Kane Williamson holing out to the fielder in the deep, and four balls later, he sends back the new man Tom Latham too! Is there a twist here yet?

Bangladesh belive!

NZ- 162/4 in 32 ovs, still need 83 runs

23:55 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Fifty for Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor hits his eighth half-century against Bangladesh in just 40 deliveries. He is looking for boundaries, looking to end the match with few overs remaining. He has been lucky today as the zing bails did not go off early on in the innings. NZ - 138/2 in 25 overs

23:48 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Game slipping away

Every run added in the third wicket partnership will dim Bangladesh's hopes of winning the match. New Zealand are cruising towards the target. NZ - 123/2 in 23 overs

23:40 (IST)05 Jun 2019
FIZZ back into attack

In search of a wicket, Mortaza has brought Mustafizur Rahman back into the attack. Both Taylor and Williamson are good players of spin. If their partnership goes for 10-15 more overs, the match will be out of Bangladesh's hands. Just two runs from the over. NZ - 112/2 in 21 overs

23:32 (IST)05 Jun 2019
50-run partnership

Williamson and Taylor have put on 50 runs for the third wicket from 54 deliveries. NZ - 105/2 in 19 overs

23:30 (IST)05 Jun 2019
100 up for New Zealand

Ross Taylor is finding the gaps with ease. Bangladesh are in dire need of a wicket here to make a comeback in the game. NZ - 101/2 in 18 overs

23:22 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Williamson-Taylor take control

The veterans have taken control of run chase. They are knocking the ball around for singles, not trying to do anything extravagant like Munro and Guptill. Taylor has played an effortless inning so far hitting boundaries and scoring more than run-a-ball as the Kiwi skipper anchors the innings from the other end. NZ - 90/2 in 17 overs

23:05 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Mushfiqur Rahim gifts Kane Williasom with a lifeline

What a waste by the experienced Mushfiqur Rahim as he misses out on an easy run-out opportunity. Kane Williamson was no way near the crease and the ball was hitting the stumps, but the wicketkeeper decides to collect it on the bounce. However, in the process, Rahim removes the bails before the run-out could be executed and gifts a lifeline to the Kiwi skipper. It would now be interesting to see, how much will this cost the Asian side? 

22:49 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Munro departs

WICKET! Shakib gets another. Munro hits it straight to the mid-wicket fielder Mehidy Hasan. Bangladesh have pulled things back since Guptill's wicket. The spinners have not allowed easy singles leading to pressure mounting on the batsmen. NZ - 55/2 in 10 overs

22:43 (IST)05 Jun 2019
50 up for New Zealand

The flow of runs has slowed down in the previous two overs. Williamson is taking his time to get used to the conditions. NZ - 51/0 in 8 overs

Squads:

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi

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