New Zealand register mammoth 75-run win over Bangladesh in T20 World Cup 2016
New Zealand registered a mammoth 75-run win over Bangladesh in Super 10 Group 1, Match 28 of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016.
New Zealand (above) registered a mammoth 75-run win over Bangladesh © AFP
New Zealand bowlers Grant Elliott and Ish Sodhi claimed three wickets each for 12 and 21, as New Zealand registered a mammoth 75-run win over Bangladesh in Super 10 Group 1, Match 28 of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday. Shuvagat Hom was the highest scorer with an unbeaten 16 for Bangladesh. Earlier, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first, as they made a healthy total of 145 for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs, courtesy of a strong innings of 42 by the skipper himself. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 28th T20 Match, Super 10 Group 2
Bangladesh began the chase on a a shaky note, as they lost opener Tamim Iqbal for mere three off an unfortunate run out in the second over, followed by a 25-run stand between Mohammad Mithun and Sabbir Rahman, as Mithun fell for mere 11 in the sixth over to Mitchell McClenaghan, as the score read 29 for the loss of two. Following his dismissal, there were hardly any partnerships built, as the wickets kept tumbling like a pile of cards. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 28th T20 Match, Super 10 Group 2
With just a couple added to the total, it was their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who fell for a mere couple to Mitchell Santner in the eight over, after being caught by Nathan McCullum. It was followed by a seven run stand, before Sabbir Rahman fell for mere 12 to the same man, a couple of overs later, as he was caught by Santner. A five-run stand followed, before Soumya Sarkar fell for mere six to Ish Sodhi, after stumped by Luke Ronchi, as the score read 43 for five.
Just a run later, it was their wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, who fell for an unfortunate duck, after being bowled by Grant Elliott. It was followed by a brief interruption, as one of the light towers at the Eden Grdens went black, before resuming after 10 minutes. However, it just four runs later in the 12th over, when Mahmudullah fell for mere five to Sodhi, who bowled him up, followed by the skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, who fell for three to Elliott, after being trapped leg-before, as the score read 59 for the loss of eight.
The final moments saw few attempted fireworks from the tail-enders, only to be cut short, as Mustafizur Rahman fell for mere six to Elliott, after being caught behind by Ronchi, following a six-run stand, as Sodhi ended the proceedings, with Al-Amin Hossain being the final man to be dismissed for an unfortunate duck, as the Kiwis won by a massive 75 runs.
New Zealand 145 for 8 in 20 Overs (Kane Williamson 42, Colin Munroe 35; Mustafizur Rahman 5 for 22) beat Bangladesh 70 in 15.4 Overs (Shuvagata Hom 16*; Grant Elliott 3 for 12, Ish Sodhi 3 for 21) by 75 runs.
(Ayush Gupta is a reporter at CricketCountry. A passionate supporter of Manchester United, he idolises Roger Federer and is also a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) maniac. He can be followed on Twitter @Ayush24x7)