Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Finally, Shakib broke the Conway-Williamson pair

New Zealand lost the first wicket in 12 runs after going into bat against the target of 246 runs given by Bangladesh. After losing the first wicket, Devon Conway and skipper Kane Williamson formed a partnership. 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 Conway who scored 45 off 59 balls. As a result, Conway-Williamson’s 80-run partnership was broken.

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.

Earlier, Shakib-Mushfique lost the toss and at the end, Mahamudullah scored 41 runs, losing 9 wickets in the scheduled 50 overs and making Bangladesh 245.

Mushfiqur Rahim has scored a half-century in the second consecutive match in the World Cup. Batting Bangladesh did not start well at all. Bangladesh fell into a batting disaster with 4 wickets for just 56 runs. After that, Shakib-Mushfique took the lead of the team. Bangladesh scored 150 runs with this pair. But Shakib went back to the team’s 150 runs. Shakib-Mushfiq pair broke. He returned to become Lockie Ferguson’s third victim with 40 off 51 balls. After some time, Mushfiq also returned. He was bowled by Matt Henry. Scored 66 off 75 balls before getting out.

Bangladesh XI

Liton Das, Tanjid Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Touhid Hriday, Mahmudullah, Taskin Ahmed, Shariful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

New Zealand XI

Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (captain), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

(October 13/NBW/ES)


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