big slog, caught at long-on. The lowest total ever defended in a Women's T20 World Cup needs an update. Previously it was 97 (Bangladesh lost then too). Now it is 91 and Bangladesh are on the wrong side of it again
That's all we have for you from this game. Thanks for your company and watch that first step. It's a doozy.
"Shocked," says Sophie Devine on her feelings at halftime. "Bangladesh bowled really well on that pitch but I thought we were really calm in the dressing room and we just had to do what we needed to, Hayley Jensen was excellent. We learned from what Bangladesh did, bowling straight and making the batters make mistakes and then we know what our spinners can do, Amelia Kerr and Leigh Kasperek. Batting a bit better than we did today [key against Australia, which will be a virtual quarter-final] But happy to get the points today and we're looking forward to a day off tomorrow and then getting stuck into it. It's always great to play the Australians in any sport"
"Bowling and fielding was good but the batting wasn't up to the mark. Ritu Moni was very good, bowling line and length. Four wickets for her. One match left, next match we need ot improve our batting," says Bangladesh captain Salma Khatun
"We didn't bat too well there but it was a really good bowling performance for us," Jensen says. "Just keep it really simple and hit the seam and bowl stump to stump and that's it." Jensen says. "We know we've done well, we'll just go into training, do a top up and come back confident for the next match [against Australia, which is virtually a quarter-final]"
2.00 pm So all it needed was a back to the basics crash course. New Zealand knew how hard it was to bat here on this Junction Oval pitch. How it was slow which made it hard to manipulate the ball and find the singles. Especially if the bowlers concentrate on wicket-to-wicket lines and takes the pace off. Everyone from Player of the Match Hayley Jenson, who picked up 3-11, did exactly that to seal this game and keep New Zealand's tournament alive
steps out for a flick to deep midwicket
And that should be that. 19 off 3 shouldn't be possible
sweeps the quicker ball on leg stump to long leg
whacks a length ball down the ground to the long-off boundary. Bangladesh need 20 off four now!
defends a full ball down to long-on
Bangladesh need 25 off the last six balls
swings a low full toss away to the midwicket boundary
inside edge onto pad as she tries to block outside off
steers a low full toss to the sweeper
opens the face to send the full ball to point
drives to cover
yorker on middle, keeps it out
Nitish Singla: "Preist has more than double the runs as compared to the second most runs in the match on this slow pitch in such a low scoring match. MoM? Many bowlers with wickets. Only the single batter with runs."
Bangladesh need 30 off 12 now.
flicks a length ball to long-on
works a good length ball through midwicket
appeal for lbw and the umpire shakes his head and NZ will be reviewing this. Sultana goes for the sweep shot. It looks like she's missed it. Nope, UltraEdge says there is glove there. So Sultana will bat on
turns a full ball on leg stump behind square leg
reverse sweep, and it does not work! Salma premeditates it, allowing the bowler to go quick and full and straight and Kasperek comes up with a wicket
full and outside off, sweeps to long leg
Stephen: "Can't believe she's coming back on. Her legs completely gave out on her trying to walk off.. any other sport and that's it fullstop. What happened to all the concussion safety protocols?"
knocks down a length ball by the side of the pitch. End of a point-of-difference spell from Jensen, and she didn't really do much more than concentrate on the basics. That's the key in defending small totals. Keep it tight on and around off stump
full and outside off, she gets an inside edge through square leg
Johnny: "I cant seem to recall Shane Warnes lethal wrong un......." Uhhh, Rashid Khan then. And yep, Nigar Sultana is walking back out to bat after retiring hurt from a blow to her jaw, or possibly her throat
off stump knocked back! Charges out of her crease for a slog across the line but only ends up with an inside edge that deflects it onto her stumps