Player of the Match
Player of the Match

7.50pm The tournament has sprung to life with Pakistan toppling SA, SL toppling India, and Bangladesh knocking out New Zealand. Bangladesh, though, will be knocked out if Australia beat England. Bangladesh could sneak in if it's a washout tomorrow (by virtue of more wins). Today was fun. Hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. I will leave you with some magic from Isam and Sid Monga: Red sun rising. Until next time, goodbye and good night from myself, Varun, and Raghav.

7.30pm Unbridled joy for Bangladesh, agony for New Zealand. The camera pans out to the victorious captain - Mashrafe repeatedly punches the air in delight. Mashrafe, now Bangladesh's captain, was 21 years old when Bangladesh toppled Australia in Cardiff 12 years ago. Ashraful was the architect of that epic win. Shakib and Mahmudullah now. Bangladesh's players take a lap of honour and acknowledge their fans. Great scenes in Cardiff!

What makes this sweeter is that they have won it from the depths of 33 for 4. Their big gun Tamim was swung out for a duck. Sarkar, Sabbir, and Mushfiq, the birthday boy, also departed cheaply. Mahmudullah and Shakib then responded with a massive 224-run stand - the highest ever for any wicket for Bangladesh in ODI cricket. Shakib was bowled with his side nine away from victory, but Mossadek, who had stifled New Zealand with three wickets in the slog overs in the first innings, sealed the deal.

Mashrafe: It is a great feeling. Both times I have been here. I still remember 2005 against Australia and now against New Zealand. Overall, we are very much satisfied. First match we were not up to the mark with the ball. Today, the bowlers hit the right areas. Mosaddek's three wickets was crucial. Neesham and Corey got out to him in New Zealand. Once the left-hander came, I went to the offspinner. The way Shakib and Mahmudullah batted was out of the world for me. We had the confidence once we beat New Zealand in Ireland. We are feeling great right now.

Williamson: To be fair, we thought that was a scrappy total to get. The boys were outstanding with the new ball, but saying that it was a long way away from a perfect performance. The partnership under Shakib and Mahmudullah under pressure was outstanding. 285-290 would have been a par total. Bangladesh now have a chance to make the semi-final.

Mahmudullah: I think the best part was we did not talk too much. We were just batting and just wanted to be positive. Early on it was swinging. Once it stopped swinging, it was easier to bat on. I think Tamim batted superbly in his tournament. Losing him early on was a bit of a shock. Shakib and me just wanted to hit the gaps and put the bad balls away.

Shakib, Man of the Match: As Mahmudullah said we did not talk. We did not want to chase that down. We just wanted to bat 40 overs and see where we were. Winning a match in a ICC tournament in a big thing. From hereon, we can only go forward.

Ben: "Just imagine the scenes in Dhaka and Chittagong..."

gautam: "the fact that no one has called this win against the world cup finalists an 'upset' yet shows how much bangladesh has evolved"

Aquil: "Two icebergs finally sink the BLACK CAPS titanic"

giri: "That partnership reminded me of yuvi/kaif in natwest final. Well done Bangladesh. Well deserved"

Milne to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR runs, Bangladesh have done it! They have done it again in Cardiff! They have KO'd NZ this time. Full and outside off, reaches out with his hands and flashes it in the gap between slip and gully. Yes, the man who set it up closes it out. How fitting! Mosaddek roars after the famous win. Mahmudullah has his hands aloft in utter delight
Milne to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, back of a length and outside off, guided to gully

47 | 15 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 264/5 (2 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.61, RRR: 0.66)

  • Mahmudullah102 (107b)
  • Mosaddek Hossain3 (2b)
  • Trent Boult10-0-48-1
  • Adam Milne9-0-54-1
Boult to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs, Mahmudullah raises his hundred with a boundary. This almost cleared the long boundary. He celebrates the milestone with the sajdah. Not sure how I can describe this gesture. He points to his bat repeatedly and looks at the dressing room. Back of a length on the leg stump, launched over square leg

Mahmudullah two shy of three figures

Boult to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, length and angled across off, steered straight to third man. Just one
Boult to Mosaddek Hossain, 2 runs, full-toss, angling away outside off, carves it to the right of deep third man for two

Here is Mosaddek. Can the man who set it up sew it up for Bangladesh?

Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, Shakib swings... and misses. The stumps are rattled but Bangladesh are all but home. Full on off and middle, he backs away outside leg, looks to smack it away but loses his shape and his off stump. The record 224-run stand is over. Crumbs of consolation for NZ

Shakib Al Hasan b Boult 114 (184m 115b 11x4 1x6) SR: 99.13

Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, Shakib steps away outside leg again, Boult does not chase him now. Instead puts it short and wide outside off. This is flat-batted fiercely through the covers
Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, Shakib backs away outside leg, the bowler follows him. Shakib belts it towards the sightscreen. What a shot

17 needed off 24 balls

46 | 9 Runs | BDESH: 249/4 (17 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.41, RRR: 4.25)

  • Shakib Al Hasan106 (112b)
  • Mahmudullah98 (106b)
  • Adam Milne9-0-54-1
  • Trent Boult9-0-33-0
Milne to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full on off, drilled to mid-off for one more
Milne to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX runs, There it is! A famous hundred for Shakib Al Hasan. Hundred under pressure. Banged in short on leg stump, chest-high ball, he just helps it over fine on the leg side. It goes all the way. Fitting way to raise the milestone

Chants of "one more run! one more run"! rings around Cardiff

Milne to Mahmudullah, 1 leg bye, full and angled in on leg, tickled away fine. Mahmudullah hunts for two but Shakib sends him back. Given as leg bye
Milne to Mahmudullah, no run, short and wide outside off, flayed straight to backward point

The field has been whisked in

Milne to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full and outside off, opens the face, taps it to point. Shakib moves onto 99

Siddharth: "One of the rare partnerships I've seen where both the batsmen are dominating the bowling equally well. There is no one batsman outplaying the other..There is no one batsman playing a second fiddle to the other. Brilliant by these two. Brilliant by Bangladesh"

Milne to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full on the stumps, not a yorker, played back to the bowler

Nayeem: "This man Mahmudullah always plays well in crunch games, always a dependable batsman for Bangladesh, yet he sometimes finds his place in the team in jeopardy, recently he lost his place from the test team, what a pity for him! " --- Williamson slowing things down. Taking time to set his fields. Milne runs in from around the wicket. Loses his footing. Boos from the Bangladesh fans in Cardiff

45 | 8 Runs | BDESH: 240/4 (26 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.33, RRR: 5.20)

  • Shakib Al Hasan98 (108b)
  • Mahmudullah98 (104b)
  • Trent Boult9-0-33-0
  • James Neesham4-0-30-0

Aimee: "What an amazing Birthday gift by these two for Mushfiqur :)"

Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and outside off, short-armed away to deep square leg
Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short and really wide outside off. Shakib throws his bat at the ball... and misses
Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Shakib steps away outside leg again, this is short and hurled at his head, sails over it and the hook
Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, Shakib steps away outside leg, this is pretty full at off, full enough for Shakib to get under it and launch it over mid-off who is inside the circle. Quality shot. Quality innings
Boult to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slower ball around off, dabbed wide of backward point
Boult to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, very full and slanted down leg, another wide
Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib steps away outside leg, the bowler follows him, swatted to deep square. Raises the 200 stand. First ever for Bangladesh in ODI cricket. The fans cheer Mahmudullah and Shakib on

Boult. Last fling of the dice for Williamson?

44 | 7 Runs | BDESH: 232/4 (34 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.27, RRR: 5.66)

  • Shakib Al Hasan92 (103b)
  • Mahmudullah97 (103b)
  • James Neesham4-0-30-0
  • Tim Southee9-1-45-3
Neesham to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full on middle and leg, calmly pushed to wide mid-on hanging back
Neesham to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slower ball on off, opens the face and steers it to point

Over the wicket

Record stand


Previous biggest partnership for Ban in ODIs, between Mushfiqur-Tamim v Pak in Dhaka in 2015. This between Shakib and Mahmudullah is now the highest.

Long ago


Last time Bangladesh's top-4 accounted for fewer runs in an ODI, than the 25 runs in this match - 18 runs v Pak in Dhaka in December 2011.

Southee Strikes


Wickets taken by Southee in a span of 18 balls - 2 wkts off last 2 balls v Eng and 3 off his first 16 balls today. He was wicketless in his first 73 balls of this tournament.

Small finish


Runs scored by NZ in the last 10 overs of the innings, is the lowest for any team in this tournament batting all 10 overs. SA had managed 63 v Pak in their final ten.

Some resistance


Highest score by NZ's No. 5 to 11 in the first 2 games of this tournament. Broom and Neesham scored more than that today.

Running out


No. of times in last 4 ODIs Kane Williamson has been run out, including today.

Record streak


No. of consecutive 50+ scores for Williamson in Champions Trophy - first batsman to do so. His scores in last 3 inns - 67, 100, 87 and another fifty today.

Not capitalizing


Guptill's average in this Champions Trophy, including this game. He's got scores of 26, 27 and 33, but failed to convert them into big scores.

Can they repeat?


Ban's win-loss record against NZ in ODIs outside Bangladesh. Their only away win had come had come recently in the tri-series in Ireland.

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