World Cup Match 37 Bangladesh vs New Zealand review; Ban shows some serious fight
Updated - Mar 13, 2015 3:14 pm
World Cup Match 37 Bangladesh vs New Zealand review; Ban shows some serious fight: New Zealand won the toss and put Bangladesh into bat first. Both teams had made one change each. Adam Milne had missed out for New Zealand and Mashrafe Mortaza took a break and Shakib led the team.
Bangladesh’s openers were dismissed by Boult with 27 on board. Tamim made 13 while Imrul Kayes made 2. But then Soumya Sarkar (51) and Mahmudullah got together to make a 90 run partnership. After Sarkar was dismissed, Mahmudullah got support from Shakib (23) and Sabbir Rahman (40) which took Bangladesh to 288/7 in their 50 overs. Mahmudullah hit his second consecutive hundred in this World Cup. He made a 128 runs unbeaten.
New Zealand bowling was impressive with Boult bowling like fire. He picked up 2/56 while Corey Anderson got 2/43. Grant Elliot also got to bowl and took 2/27.
When it came to batting, New Zealand were in red-hot form, but today they lost both Brendon McCullum (8) and their batting mainstay Kane Williamson (1) early in the innings. Martin Guptill steadied the ship with Ross Taylor who made 56 before getting out. Guptill himself made a brisk 105 off 100 balls before he departed with score on 164. After that Grant Elliot (39), Corey Anderson (39) and Daniel Vettori (16) contributed enough runs for New Zealand to touch base safely.
Shakib Al Hasan took 4/55 after opening the bowling. Nasir Hossain took 2/32 in 5 overs to try to stop New Zealand from winning. But they kept their record clean reaching 290/7 in 49th over.
New Zealand won all the 6 six games in their group and topped the group. They will now play the number 4 from Group B in their quarter-final. While Bangladesh finish number 4 and will most probably play India in quarterfinals.
Martin Guptill got the Man of the match for his 105.
Bangladesh 288/7 (Mahmudullah 128*, S Sarkar 51; G Elliot 2/27) lost to New Zealand 290/7 (M Guptill 105, R Taylor 56; S Al Hasan 4/55) by 3 wickets.
Trivia and Record:
# This is New Zealand’s highest successful chase in World Cup matches.
# Ross Taylor is 4th NZ batsman after Fleming, Astle & McCullum to reach 5000 ODI runs. He is fastest among those – 144 inns.
# Guptill-Taylor’s stand is the 39th century stand of this World Cup – the most century partnerships in a single WC edition.
# Mahmudullah is also the first Bangladeshi to score two centuries in same ODI series/tournament.