Cricinfoscores match Story
Both the teams have qualified for quarters but , this match has significance as it will determine Bangladesh position and whom they are going to play. If Bangladesh win this game, they would end in third position and won’t play in knock outs. The result of this match won’t effect NZ position. Sakhib ul Hasan is leading the side as Mortaza is unavailable for today’s match.
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NZ had won the toss and opted to bowl. They got their desired start by dismissing Tamim and kayes early..Muhammedul Riyaz who scored a century in his last match extended his form and scored another hundred. Sowmay Sarkar assisted him with a nice half century. Sabbir rahman had played a handy knock of 40 and helped Bangladesh to reach 288.
New Zealand who started their Chase with not a daunting task has lost their two in form batsman. Now the game is pretty much balanced and an upset is on the cards.Newzealnd Mddel order is hardly subjected to presurre in this tournament.This is a good opprtunity for them before the crunch games.
New Zealand (likely) 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Brendon McCullum (capt), 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Grant Elliott, 6 Corey Anderson, 7 Luke Ronchi (wk), 8 Daniel Vettori, 9 Adam Milne/Mitchell McClenaghan, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Trent Boult
Cricinfo scores prediction
Bangladesh (likely) 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Soumya Sarkar, 4 Mahmudullah, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 7 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 9 Arafat Sunny, 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Taskin Ahmed
“For us it’s just about winning and however you can get that job done is important. We’ve had the ability to bowl teams out for under 200 and when we have batted first we managed to get over 300.”
“Confidence is high because we have qualified for the quarter-final, that’s one of the goals we had. The guys had been confident throughout but that win against England has given us a little more freedom to do things.”