Twitter hails Bangladesh as bowlers put the Kiwis on the backfoot

Twitter hails Bangladesh as bowlers put the Kiwis on the backfoot

The Black Caps humbled by Bangladesh tigers.

Jimmy Neesham of New Zealand
Jimmy Neesham of New Zealand is stumped by Mushfiqur Rahim. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The uncertainties in the Champions Trophy continued even in the ninth match as New Zealand and Bangladesh locked horns against each other in a battle for survival in the short tournament. Many expected a strong performance from the batsmen in the Kiwi set up especially after winning the toss and electing to field first.

But as it turned out, Bangladeshi bowlers dominated the Black Caps as they only managed a score of 265 runs. At one point in time, the men in black were cruising at 201-3. But it all changes after the wicket of Ross Taylor,w ho looked breezy for his 63 off 87 balls. Their captain, Kane Williamson impressed yet again with a score of 57 off 69 balls, smashing five boundaries at a strike rate of 82.

However, New Zealand suffered a batting collapse shortly after the dismissal of Taylor. New Zealand lost five wickets and only managed to add 64 more to the total with as many as 11 overs left. The most impressive of the lot for Bangladesh was Mossadek Hossain who picked up three key wickets during the death and only concede 13 off his three overs.

Mossadek removed the powerful trio of New Zealand middle order by the names of Neil Broom, Corey Anderson, and Jimmy Neesham. He was well supported by Taskin Ahmed, who also chipped in with a couple of wickets. Interestingly, both Taskin and Mossadek did not feature in the previous game against Australia. Mustafizur, yet again, was brilliant at the death.

All in all, it was a good day for the Bangladeshis on the field, who were excellently captained by Mashrafe Mortaza. Bangladesh now would back themselves to chase down the total of 266. This win would make things interesting in Group A as all eyes would be on the match tomorrow at Edgbaston, with Australia and England fighting it out which would affect the fortunes of the Bangladeshis.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the Tiger’s performance