Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Phew, hope everyone has their finger nails in tact. That's all from us folks, and this is Ankur Dhawan, signing off on behalf of Liam Brickhill, Shashank Kishore and Chandan Duorah. Good night and see you tomorrow.

Williamson: Nice to get across the line, the first half was outstanding the fielding was excellent. Not the ,most clinical effort with the bat. Few soft dismissals but a good experience to have in this tournament. Santner was outstanding with the ball, we were expecting a little more pace from the surface but guys adjusted to build pressure. The guys on the sidelines, there have been niggles, but they're improving.

Mashrafe: it was a good wicket, we were 20-30 short, the outfield was slow, I think we lost too many wickets after people getting set and getting out. Yeah, obviously, he (Taylor) was a set batsman but in the end we knew we had to get the wickets but credit goes to them for getting over the line. We still have seven matches left, we have to go one by one, hopefully we can come back next match

Ross Taylor is the man of the match: definitely, very nervous in the end, credit to Bangladesh, they put pressure on us, could have gone either way. the bowler's bowled well, but they kept putting pressure on us and we kept losing wickets but it was good to get over the line. Couple of close calls running between the wickets but I enjoy batting with Kane, hopefully we can run better against Afghanistan.

9.10pm What drama, another imperfect game produces a nail-biting finish. Santner holds his nerve to take New Zealand home. Heart break for Bangladesh and New Zealand go on top of the table. Both teams tried to outdo each other's errors and eventually Bangladesh succeeded. That's not to discredit a dramatic comeback by the bowlers, but it would not have been possible without the help of some of the New Zealand batsmen who gifted their wickets away. In the end, It was always going to be a game of what iffs after Bangladesh squandered numerous run-out chances offered by the pair of Taylor and Williamson, Mushfiqur botching up sensationally as he knocked off the bails with his elbow in his eagerness to collect Tamim's throw which was headed for the middle stump to reprieve Williamson. The running got better, Taylor was in sublime form and Williamson nudged to ball into gaps to keep things ticking. They lost their way thereafter as Bangladesh kept striking back and made a real match of it but that 105-run stand between Taylor and Williamson had knocked off a major chunk of the target and the tail just about wagged to take them home.

47.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Santner, FOUR runs, full outside off and Santner finishes it off in style and with an insane calmness about him, drilled through the covers for four to seal a tight win

END OF OVER:
47 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 244/8 (1 run required from 18 balls, RR: 5.19, RRR: 0.33)

  • Lockie Ferguson4 (3b)
  • Mitchell Santner13 (11b)
  • Mohammad Saifuddin7-0-41-2
  • Mustafizur Rahman7-0-44-0
46.6
4
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ferguson, FOUR runs, that virtually seals the game! Agony for Bangladesh as he the full one fine and into the third-man boundary. Scores level
46.6
1w
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ferguson, 1 wide, better length but poor line, slides down the leg side and that's another run ticked off
46.6
1w
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ferguson, 1 wide, short one on middle and it's too high as he watches it sail over and the umpire calls it wide to release some of the pressure off New Zealand
46.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ferguson, no run, length on middle, defended back to the bowler with a straight bat
46.4
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Ferguson, no run, nearly! Another fast full toss, tailing back in, he was quite late on it but saved by the inside edge back on to the pads
46.3
W
Mohammad Saifuddin to Henry, OUT, and they keep coming back into the contest! Full on middle, a full toss in fact, right through Henry, who inexplicably just missed it. Pressure mounts on New Zealand, particularly with Santner off strike

MJ Henry b Mohammad Saifuddin 6 (16m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

46.2
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Santner, 1 run, short one around the hip, slower one, Santner shuffles and helps it along to fine-leg
46.1
2
Mohammad Saifuddin to Santner, 2 runs, length outside off, punched through the covers off the backfoot and they're ticking them over in twos

END OF OVER:
46 | 8 Runs | NZ: 235/7 (10 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.10, RRR: 2.50)

  • Matt Henry6 (7b)
  • Mitchell Santner10 (9b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman7-0-44-0
  • Mohammad Saifuddin6-0-32-1
45.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Henry, no run, length, angled in, gets behind it and defends
45.6
1w
Mustafizur Rahman to Henry, 1 wide, full and wide, flirting with the line, called wide, it was close but Henry to his credit hadn't moved across much

comes around the wicket

45.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Henry, no run, full outside off, drilled to mid-off
45.4
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Henry, FOUR runs, length outside off and cracked off the backfoot, glorious stroke for a No.9, heck a No.3 would have been proud of that
45.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Henry, no run, length outside off, extra bounce for Mustafizur, leaves Henry who has a slash and misses

wide slip in place

45.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Santner, 1 run, full on off, pushed down the ground, to long-on for one
45.1
2
Mustafizur Rahman to Santner, 2 runs, length outside off, pushed past point's left and away from the deep fielder for two

the fizz is back

END OF OVER:
45 | 7 Runs | NZ: 227/7 (18 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.04, RRR: 3.60)

  • Mitchell Santner7 (7b)
  • Matt Henry2 (3b)
  • Mohammad Saifuddin6-0-32-1
  • Mosaddek Hossain8-0-33-2
44.6
1
Mohammad Saifuddin to Santner, 1 run, full on middle, pushed down the ground to retain the strike
44.5
0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Santner, no run, full outside off, left alone on that occasion

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st35MJ GuptillC Munro
2nd20C MunroKS Williamson
3rd105LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th2LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
5th29LRPL TaylorJDS Neesham
6th27C de GrandhommeJDS Neesham
7th0JDS NeeshamMJ Santner
8th20MJ SantnerMJ Henry
9th10LH FergusonMJ Santner