Hamilton, New Zealand (BBN) – New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by three wickets in the 37th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Hamilton on Friday.
In the second innings, New Zealand reached the 289 target set by Bangladesh in 48. 5 overs losing seven.
Guptill’s century stand guided the New Zealand to meet the total in their Pool A match at Seddon Park of New Zealand.
Shakib took three wickets thats of Guptill for 105, McCullum for 8 while Kane for 1.
Taylor was also removed for 56, Elliot for 39, Anderson for 39 and Ronchi for 9.
Earlier, the century stand of Mahmudullah guided Bangladesh to pile 288 total amid the fall of wickets at the Seddon Park in the Pool A match in New Zealand.
Bangladesh piled the total losing seven wickets in 50 overs.
Of the total, Mahmudullah alone scored 128 runs.
Mahmudullah and Rubel Hossain remained unbeaten at the crease.
On the other hand, Soumya hits half century before his return to the pavilion.
New Zealand removed Tamim Iqbal for 13, Imrul Kayes for 2, Soumya for 51, Shakib for 23, Mushfiq for 15, Sabbir for 24 and Nasir for 11.
Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and decided to field first against Bangladesh.
IBN adds: Bangladesh will want opener Tamim Iqbal to cope with the new ball to allow in-form Mohammad Mahmudullah, who hit his country’s first World Cup hundred against England, and the experienced duo of Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan to give solidity and a decent total.
Bangladesh are currently fourth in the table and if they finish in that position on Friday they will face defending champions India in the quarter-finals.
Bangladesh will seek to exploit New Zealand’s weakness against spin and halt the co-hosts’ unbeaten run when the teams meet in the World Cup in Hamilton.
Bangladesh surprised everyone by knocking out England with a hard-fought 15-run win on Monday to earn a place in the quarter-finals for the first time.
The Tigers’ assistant coach Ruwan Kalpage believes the team can carry that momentum into the game against New Zealand who have already wrapped up Pool A as group winners.
Bangladesh:Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (C), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Daniel Vettori, Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Trent Boult