Bangladesh lost two matches in a row in the current World Cup by a big margin. They beat Afghanistan by six wickets in their first World Cup match. After losing to England in the second match by a huge margin of 137 runs, Bangladesh fell behind in run rate. Desperate to bounce back in the third match at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday, Bangladesh also lost to New Zealand by a huge margin of 8 wickets.
Meanwhile, New Zealand won their third match in the World Cup. The Kiwis lost their first wicket for 12 runs after going into bat against the target of 246 runs given by Bangladesh. Then New Zealand turned to Conway-Williamson pair. Conway departed for 40 runs, but Daryl Mitchell’s unbeaten 89 and captain Kane Williamson’s 78 runs lost only 2 wickets with 43 balls remaining, New Zealand won.
Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra opened for New Zealand today. Rachin Ravindra went back after being a victim of Mestafiz in just 12 runs. In his second over, Phys took Rachine to the pavilion.
After losing the first wicket for 12 runs, Devon Conway and captain Kane Williamson tied the pair. Bangladesh’s bowlers could not break their pair despite a thousand attempts.
Finally captain Shakib Al Hasan broke this pair. Trapped lbw, he returned Devon Corway who scored 45 off 59 balls. As a result, Conway-Williamson’s 80-run partnership was broken.
Conway went back, but Williamson continued to attack the Bangladesh bowlers. He was joined by Darrell Mitchell. Williamson came back with 73 runs off 107 balls after being ill. Then Glenn Phillips came to the crease.
Darrell Mitchell left the field with the victory with Phillips. He remains unbeaten on 89 runs today. In the end, the Blackcaps reached the port of victory after losing 2 wickets in just 42 overs and 5 balls. With this victory, the Kiwis won three matches in a row.
Earlier, Bangladesh lost the toss and lost one wicket for zero runs against New Zealand. The half-centurion of the previous match, Liton Das, fell victim to Trent Boult on the first ball of the innings. Bangladesh’s opening pair broke for zero runs.
Then Mehedi Hasan Miraj formed a pair with Tanjid Hasan. Tanjid was trying to overcome the party’s disaster. But the team fell victim to Locky Ferguson for 40 runs and went back to Sajghar. He scored 16 runs in 17 balls before getting out.
Nazmul Hossain Shanto came to the crease after Tamim’s departure. This time Miraj was fighting with Shanto. But he could not stay at the crease for long. Lockie returns to the pavilion as Ferguson’s second victim. Scored 30 runs off 46 balls before getting out.
Shanta also went back after Miraj’s departure. Glenn Phillips returned Shanto who scored 7 runs off 8 balls.
After Shanta’s departure, Bangladesh tried to turn around with the pair of Mushfiq and Shakib. Bangladesh scored 150 runs by this pair. As a result, fans dream of a big score against the Kiwis. But Shakib Al Hasan went back to personal 40 runs. Shakib-Mushfiq’s 96-run partnership was broken. He scored 40 runs off 51 balls.
Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim scored his second consecutive half-century in the current World Cup. Mushi scored a half-century against England in their second World Cup match. And today in their third match against New Zealand also picked up a half century.
When the other batsman was on the march against New Zealand, Mushi led the team with Shakib. He picked up a personal half-century off 52 balls. Which includes 5 fours and two sixes.
Mushfiq also went back after Shakib. He was bowled by Matt Henry. He scored 66 off 75 balls before getting out. After three overs, Tawheed Hridoy returned with a catch from Bolt’s ball. He scored 13 runs off 25 balls.
After Mushfiq and Tawheed Hriday’s departure, Mahmudullah Riyad, who got a chance in the eleven after one match, formed a pair with Taskin Ahmed.
But the pair was broken when Taskin Ahmed returned to Sajghar with 17 off 19 balls after falling victim to Mitchell Santnan. 34 runs come from this pair. After that, Mostafizur Rahman also returned with 4 runs.
Mahmudullah Riyad fought alone in the end. With his unbeaten 41 runs, Bangladesh managed to score 245 runs in the stipulated 50 overs.
For New Zealand, Lockie Ferguson took three wickets, Trent Boult two, Matt Henry two, Mitchell Santner and Glenn Phillips took one wicket each.