Bangladesh vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 2019, New Zealand nerves jangle as they beat Bangladesh in thriller. New Zealand beat Bangladesh by two wickets after a thrilling end to their Cricket World Cup day-night match at the Oval on Wednesday. New Zealand beat Bangladesh by two wickets after a thrilling end to their Cricket World Cup day-night match at the Oval on Wednesday.
The Black Caps looked to be cruising to a modest target of 245 as Ross Taylor (82) and captain Kane Williamson (40) led them to 160-2, but they lost six wickets in quick succession to give Bangladesh the scent of a famous win. Boundary off the first delivery of the 48th over bowled by Mustafizur Rahman, as Santner ensures a win for New Zealand in a thrilling clash.
So will the Bangladesh fans, who once again turned out to claim this patch of south London turf as their own. Ross Taylor, whose shepherding 82 did the most to see his side safely home, said later he could imagine himself in Chittagong. Mashrafe Mortaza’s team had looked destined for defeat almost from the outset – a steady trickle of wickets ending when they were bowled out in their final over for what always looked an insufficient total of 244.
New Zealand bowled tightly and fielded with high intensity after winning the toss to restrict Bangladesh to 244 all out. The New Zealand battery, backed up by smart fielding, was disciplined and Henry returned 4-47. Trent Boult earned a pair, while Ferguson, de Grandhomme, and Santner bagged one each. By the skin of their teeth New Zealand survived, Mitchell Santner and Lockie Ferguson clawing their way over the line with 17 balls to spare and just two wickets remaining.