result
9th match (D/N), London, Jun 5 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup
(47.1/50 ov, target 245)248/8
New Zealand won by 2 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
player of the match
Ross Taylor
New Zealand

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 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 479 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 244/8CRR: 5.19 RRR: 0.33 • Need 1 run from 18b
Lockie Ferguson4 (3)
Mitchell Santner13 (11)
Mohammad Saifuddin7-0-41-2
Mustafizur Rahman7-0-44-0
46.6
4
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
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
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
Saifuddin to Ferguson, no run

length on middle, defended back to the bowler with a straight bat

46.4
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
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

Matt Henry b Mohammad Saifuddin 6 (16m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75
46.2
1
Saifuddin to Santner, 1 run

short one around the hip, slower one, Santner shuffles and helps it along to fine-leg

46.1
2
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 468 runs
NZ: 235/7CRR: 5.10 RRR: 2.50 • Need 10 runs from 24b
Matt Henry6 (7)
Mitchell Santner10 (9)
Mustafizur Rahman7-0-44-0
Mohammad Saifuddin6-0-32-1
45.6
Mustafizur to Henry, no run

length, angled in, gets behind it and defends

45.6
1w
Mustafizur 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
Mustafizur to Henry, no run

full outside off, drilled to mid-off

45.4
4
Mustafizur 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
Mustafizur 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 to Santner, 1 run

full on off, pushed down the ground, to long-on for one

45.1
2
Mustafizur 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 457 runs
NZ: 227/7CRR: 5.04 RRR: 3.60 • Need 18 runs from 30b
Mitchell Santner7 (7)
Matt Henry2 (3)
Mohammad Saifuddin6-0-32-1
Mosaddek Hossain8-0-33-2
44.6
1
Saifuddin to Santner, 1 run

full on middle, pushed down the ground to retain the strike

44.5
Saifuddin to Santner, no run

full outside off, left alone on that occasion

44.4
4
Saifuddin to Santner, FOUR runs

edged and four! Full and angled across, pushes at it, gets the edge but there's no slip

44.3
Saifuddin to Santner, no run

full on middle and leg, he plants his leg across and is struck seemingly in front but the umpire says no and Bangladesh have no reviews left. He played back to one that was too full and that looked out

44.2
1
Saifuddin to Henry, 1 run

full outside off, pushed to deep cover

44.1
1
Saifuddin to Santner, 1 run

full on off, hit hard into the ground and bounces over the bowler's head for a single