New Zealand reach 145/8 at the end of their innings against Bangladesh at Kolkata on Saturday.
Over 19: 12 runs and a wicket off the over. NZ 135/6
18.2 Al-Amin Hossain to Taylor, OUT
He’s lucky to get away with this one! It was a full toss and I think Taylor swung a bit too early, lofting it towards deep midwicket, Mithun came running in from the boundary to take the catch
Over 18: 5 runs and a wicket off the over. NZ 123/5
17.5 Mustafizur Rahman to Elliott, OUT
Elliott’s been dismissed by the slower off cutter too. The Fizz pitched fuller and outside leg, and Elliott closed the face of his bat to play the ball on the on-side too early. The leading edge went rather high in the air just beyond the circle at mid-on, and Hom ran back and caught it on the move. Judged it perfectly.
Over 17: 13 runs off the over. NZ 118/4
Over 16: 6 runs and a wicket off the over. NZ 105/4
15.4 Mashrafe Mortaza to Anderson, OUT
Mashrafe’s slower ball takes an age to arrive and Anderson read it wrong, he tried to smash it too early and got a thick inside edge on to his stumps. This pitch is not easy to play shots on, not at all easy.
Over 15: 8 runs and a wicket off the over. NZ 99/3
14.5 Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, OUT
Middle stump has taken a pounding. He cleared his front foot towards leg to make room to free those arms and swung hard, he missed and Al-Amin was bang on target.
Over 14: 13 runs off the over. NZ 91/2
Over 13: 8 runs off the over. NZ 78/2
Over 12: 5 runs from the over. NZ 70/2
Over 11: 6 runs in the over. NZ 65/2
Over 10: 2 runs in the over. NZ 59/2
Over 9: 5 runs and a wicket off the over. NZ 57/2
8.6 Mustafizur Rahman to Williamson, OUT
The batsmen know what he is going to do but they still can’t play him. Williamson went right across his crease to lap the ball behind square but was beaten by the slower one again. Middle stump takes a beating.
Over 8: 8 runs off the over. NZ 52/1
Over 7: 5 runs off the over. NZ 44/1
Over 6: 4 runs off the over. NZ 39/1
Over 5: 10 runs off the over. NZ 35/1
Over 4: 2 runs and a wicket from the over. NZ 25/1
3.6 Mustafizur Rahman to Nicholls, OUT
A lovely, slower cutter, pitching on a good length outside off, drawing Nicholls into the front foot cover drive, and then laughing its way through the gap between bat and pad to knock over the off stump.
Over 3: 8 runs off the over. NZ 23/0
Over 2: 6 runs off the over. NZ 15/0
Over 1: 9 runs off the over. NZ 9/0
New Zealand, who have already booked their spot in the World Twenty20 semis, will look to qualify from Group 2 unbeaten when they take on Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday.
Bangladesh XI: T Iqbal, M Mithun, S Rahman, S Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, M Rahim, S Hom, M Mortaza, A Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand XI: H Nicholls, K Williamson, C Munro, C Anderson, R Taylor, G Elliott, M Santner, L Ronchi, N McCullum, M McClenaghan, I Sodhi