result
13th Match, Group A, Melbourne, Feb 29 2020, ICC Women's T20 World Cup
(19.5/20 ov, target 92)74
NZ Women won by 17 runs
Player Of The Match
3/11
hayley-jensen
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• Report by Alex Malcolm at Junction Oval

New Zealand escape batting collapse as Bangladesh fold for 74

Hayley Jensen put in another Player of the Match display after Ritu Moni career-best 4 for 18 set up the chance of an upset

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: @AlMuthu
Scorecard summary
New Zealand Women91/10(18.2 overs)
Suzie Bates15 (14)
Ritu Moni4/18(4)
Salma Khatun3/7(2.2)
Bangladesh Women74/10(19.5 overs)

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

19.5
W
Kasperek to Nigar Sultana, OUT

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

Nigar Sultana c Devine b Kasperek 21 (26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.76
19.4
1
Kasperek to Panna Ghosh, 1 run

steps out for a flick to deep midwicket

And that should be that. 19 off 3 shouldn't be possible

19.3
1
Kasperek to Nigar Sultana, 1 run

sweeps the quicker ball on leg stump to long leg

19.2
4
Kasperek to Nigar Sultana, FOUR runs

whacks a length ball down the ground to the long-off boundary. Bangladesh need 20 off four now!

19.1
1
Kasperek to Panna Ghosh, 1 run

defends a full ball down to long-on

end of over 195 runs
BD-W: 67/9CRR: 3.52 RRR: 25.00
Nigar Sultana16 (23)
Panna Ghosh3 (6)
Sophie Devine 4-0-14-1
Leigh Kasperek 3-0-16-2

Bangladesh need 25 off the last six balls

18.6
4
Devine to Nigar Sultana, FOUR runs

swings a low full toss away to the midwicket boundary

18.5
Devine to Nigar Sultana, no run

inside edge onto pad as she tries to block outside off

18.4
1
Devine to Panna Ghosh, 1 run

steers a low full toss to the sweeper

18.3
Devine to Panna Ghosh, no run

opens the face to send the full ball to point

18.2
Devine to Panna Ghosh, no run

drives to cover

18.1
Devine to Panna Ghosh, no run

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."

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
BD-W: 62/9CRR: 3.44 RRR: 15.00
Panna Ghosh2 (2)
Nigar Sultana12 (21)
Leigh Kasperek 3-0-16-2
Hayley Jensen 4-0-11-3

Bangladesh need 30 off 12 now.

17.6
1
Kasperek to Panna Ghosh, 1 run

flicks a length ball to long-on

17.5
1
Kasperek to Nigar Sultana, 1 run

works a good length ball through midwicket

17.4
Kasperek to Nigar Sultana, no run

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

17.3
1
Kasperek to Panna Ghosh, 1 run

turns a full ball on leg stump behind square leg

17.2
W
Kasperek to Salma Khatun, OUT

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

Salma Khatun b Kasperek 4 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14
17.1
1
Kasperek to Nigar Sultana, 1 run

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?"

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
BD-W: 58/8CRR: 3.41 RRR: 11.33
Salma Khatun4 (6)
Nigar Sultana10 (18)
Hayley Jensen 4-0-11-3
Amelia Kerr 4-0-10-1
16.6
Jensen to Salma Khatun, no run

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

16.5
1
Jensen to Nigar Sultana, 1 run

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

16.4
W
Jensen to Fahima Khatun, OUT

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

Fahima Khatun b Jensen 6 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 54.54
Best performances - batters
Rachel Priest portrait
RH Priest NZ-W
25 runs (32)
3 fours
0 six
Control64%
Productive shot
slog shot
14 runs
3 fours
0 six
20604247
Nigar Sultana portrait
Nigar Sultana BD-W
21 runs (26)
3 fours
0 six
Control69%
Productive shot
sweep shot
6 runs
1 four
0 six
09003405
Best performances - bowlers
Ritu Moni portrait
Ritu Moni BD-W
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
4
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
4W
Hayley Jensen portrait
HNK Jensen NZ-W
O
4
M
0
R
11
W
3
ECO
2.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
Match details
Junction Oval, Melbourne
TossNew Zealand Women, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Women's T20 World Cup
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Hayley Jensen
Hayley Jensen
Match numberWT20I no. 858
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-15.50, Second Session 15.50-17.20
Match days29 February 2020 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
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Ahsan Raza
South Africa Image
Lauren Agenbag
TV Umpire
Zimbabwe Image
Langton Rusere
Reserve Umpire
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Alex Wharf
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
PointsNew Zealand Women 2, Bangladesh Women 0