Now this is the 16th super 10 match which was played between Bangladesh and New Zealand. This World T20 tournament is turning quiet interesting as it’s coming to an end. Let’s see who takes victory this time. Scroll down to find out!
In this match, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. Now the key is to give huge target to the opposition and put them under pressure. New Zealand opens with Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson. Both of them took a good start of the game but quiet earlier (when New Zealand were 25-0 in 4th over), Henry Nicholls was dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman. With first wicket down, now comes Colin Munro and the partnership rebuilt between Munro and Williamson. After few overs, Williamson’s wicket was taken, but he played good knock of 42 runs. Then, the game was continued by Munro and Ross Taylor. Both of them made a good partnership of 42 runs and Munro was dismissed on 35. Ross Taylor scored 28 and dismissed! Now, their whole batting lineup after these few partnerships collapsed quiet briskly. Only 3 batsmen played the game and scored well to put 140+ target for Bangladesh. Credit goes to Mustafizur Rahman for his tremendous wicket-taking spell that got him 5 wickets straightaway. Otherwise, the score could have been even more. Let’s see if Bangladesh can chase the target of 146 runs and how New Zealand is going to defend it.
New Zealand’s Fall of Wickets: 25-1 (Nicholls, 3.6 ov), 57-2 (Williamson, 8.6 ov), 99-3 (Munro, 14.5 ov), 100-4 (Anderson, 15.4 ov), 122-5 (Elliott, 17.5 ov), 127-6 (Taylor, 18.2 ov), 139-7 (Santner, 19.4 ov), 139-8 (McCullum, 19.5 ov)
In the 2nd innings, Bangladesh batted for a chase and trust me, only 3 of their batsmen scored 10-20 runs. Others were all gone with the individual scores of ‘Less Than’ 10 runs. Well, what was that? Bangladesh all-out on just 70 runs and in 16th over of the innings, the game is all-over. New Zealand won by 75 runs! WAH! Incredible stuff to watch from New Zealand.! Who did expected that? Well, Ish Sodhi and Grant Elliot takes the credit of their mind-blowing wicket-taking stuff. Bangladesh were kicked-out (‘never mind’) of the tournament with 4 consecutive losses (including this worse one). Well, congratulations to the New Zealand cricket team for their continuous match-winning performance and making it all the way up to the semi-finals with 4 incredible consecutive wins. Incredible! Best of luck to Bangladesh for the next time!
Bangladesh’s Fall of Wickets: 4-1 (Tamim Iqbal, 1.6 ov), 29-2 (Mohammad Mithun, 5.4 ov), 31-3 (Shakib Al Hasan, 7.1 ov), 38-4 (Sabbir Rahman, 8.5 ov), 43-5 (Soumya Sarkar, 9.6 ov), 44-6 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 10.4 ov), 48-7 (Mahmudullah, 11.6 ov), 59-8 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 14.2 ov), 65-9 (Mustafizur Rahman, 14.5 ov), 70-10 all-out (Al-Amin Hossain, 15.4 ov)
So, it has gone really bad for Bangladesh this time and they must be really disappointed about this. Instead of improving and learning from their mistakes, they’ve shown a ‘heck of a game’ this time. They need to boost up to survive! And nothing to say about New Zealand. They’ve been in terrific form. Congratulations to Kane Williamson for his captain’s innings in the beginning and well, he is the Player of the Match. Fabulous!
So, any words to describe Bangladesh’s ‘lowest-total’ record? What do you think about New Zealand’s form in this competition? Are they going to take the cup? Share your thoughts!
Don’t forget to check out the previous match of this tournament: World T20 2016: 27th Match (Super 10), South Africa vs West Indies [Summary]
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