NZ vs BAN: New Zealand beat Bangladesh by eight wickets as Williamson returns with a bang

NZ vs BAN: New Zealand beat Bangladesh by eight wickets as Williamson returns with a bang

NZ vs BAN: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson made a successful comeback from a knee injury as he scored 78 runs in his team’s eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh in Chennai.

Williamson, who had been out of action for seven months, looked in good touch before he had to retire hurt due to a thumb injury. He was hit by a throw while taking a single. Daryl Mitchell remained unbeaten on 89 and guided New Zealand to chase down 246 runs with 7.1 overs to spare.

It was New Zealand’s third consecutive win in the group stage, which took them to the top of the table. They will be hoping that Williamson’s injury is not serious and he can play in the next matches.

New Zealand also impressed with their bowling, as they put Bangladesh on the back foot from the start.

Lockie Ferguson picked up three wickets for 49 runs and Trent Boult reached the milestone of 200 wickets in one-day internationals.

New Zealand’s batsmen then showed their class and finished the game with ease.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, suffered their second defeat in three games and remained at the sixth position.

They also have an injury worry over their skipper Shakib Al Hasan, who limped off the field before the end of the match.

Shakib, who is an all-rounder, injured his leg while batting. He and Mushfiqur Rahim added 96 runs for the fifth wicket to rescue Bangladesh from 56-4.

But after they were dismissed, Bangladesh lost their way and could not post a competitive total against New Zealand.

NZ vs BAN: Full Scorecard

Bangladesh  (50 ovs maximum)

Litton Das c Henry b Boult011000.00
Tanzid Hasan c Conway b Ferguson1617374094.11
Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Henry b Ferguson3046524065.21
Najmul Hossain Shanto c Conway b Phillips78201087.50
Shakib Al Hasan (c)c †Latham b Ferguson4051753278.43
Mushfiqur Rahim †b Henry6675936288.00
Towhid Hridoy c Santner b Boult1325300052.00
Mahmudullah not out4149582283.67
Taskin Ahmed c Mitchell b Santner1719250289.47
Mustafizur Rahman c †Latham b Henry410140040.00
Shoriful Islam not out2390066.66
Extras(lb 1, nb 4, w 4)9
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.90)245/9
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Litton Das, 0.1 ov), 2-40 (Tanzid Hasan, 7.6 ov), 3-56 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 11.4 ov), 4-56 (Najmul Hossain Shanto, 12.1 ov), 5-152 (Shakib Al Hasan, 29.5 ov), 6-175 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 35.5 ov), 7-180 (Towhid Hridoy, 37.5 ov), 8-214 (Taskin Ahmed, 44.6 ov), 9-225 (Mustafizur Rahman, 47.6 ov) • DRS
Trent Boult1004524.50375120
Matt Henry1005825.80276001
Lockie Ferguson1004934.90444322
Mitchell Santner1013113.10362000
Glenn Phillips201316.5081101
Rachin Ravindra703705.28222200
Daryl Mitchell1011011.0010100

New Zealand  (T: 246 runs from 50 ovs)

Devon Conway lbw b Shakib Al Hasan4559913076.27
Rachin Ravindra c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mustafizur Rahman913122069.23
Kane Williamson (c)retired hurt781071588172.89
Daryl Mitchell not out896710364132.83
Glenn Phillips not out16112211145.45
Extras(lb 1, w 10)11
TOTAL42.5 Ov (RR: 5.78)248/2
Did not bat: Tom Latham †, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult 
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Rachin Ravindra, 2.4 ov), 2-92 (Devon Conway, 20.1 ov), 2-200* (Kane Williamson, retired hurt) • DRS
Mustafizur Rahman803614.50263030
Shoriful Islam7.514305.48305130
Taskin Ahmed805607.00206130
Shakib Al Hasan1005415.40302300
Mehidy Hasan Miraz905806.44174110

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