New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets. Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell played pivotal roles in New Zealand’s convincing 8-wicket victory against Bangladesh, maintaining their supremacy in the ICC World Cup 2023. This marks New Zealand’s third consecutive win, solidifying their position at the top of the points table.
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan dismissed the in-form Devon Conway during the match, breaking a strong partnership. However, Daryl Mitchell, who remained at the crease, made a striking start with a massive six. Bangladesh, in turn, sought to secure more wickets to apply additional pressure.
New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets | World Cup 2023
New Zealand’s run chase had a shaky beginning when opener Rachin Ravindra fell early, courtesy of Mustafizur Rahman, putting their batsmen under pressure. Devon Conway and skipper Kane Williamson took a cautious approach as they held their ground.
Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah contributed valuable runs toward the end of their innings, as New Zealand’s pacers held Bangladesh to a total of 245/9 after 50 overs. Lockie Ferguson claimed three wickets, while Trent Boult and Matt Henry secured two each. Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner also chipped in with one wicket each.
Despite a promising partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh was under pressure again as New Zealand’s bowlers continued to take wickets. Lockie Ferguson dismissed Shakib Al Hasan, Matt Henry removed Mushfiqur Rahim, and Trent Boult sent Towhid Hridoy back to the pavilion.
New Zealand appeared to be firmly in control of the game, with Bangladesh’s batting lineup crumbling under pressure. Lockie Ferguson and Glenn Phillips added to their tally of wickets, further destabilizing the Bangladeshi innings. At this point, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim remained at the crease. New Zealand had a strong start against Bangladesh as Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson each claimed a wicket. Currently, Mehidy Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto are working to stabilize the innings for Bangladesh.