Ferguson and Daryl wrote the victory for New Zealand

Earlier Lockie Ferguson brilliant and later Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson valuable fifties got New Zealand their hattrick of win in the tournament. They defeated Bangladesh by 8 wickets.

Bengal tigers scored 245/9 in 50 overs which Kiwis chased down easily in 42.5 overs and scored 248/2. 

Kane Williamson in his comeback match won the toss and opted to bowl first. 

Bangladesh struggled in the starting as they lost Liton Das in the very first ball he faced. After that with regular fall of wickets the score went to 56 runs by the loss of 4 wickets. From here onwards the two veteran players Shakib Al Hasan (40 runs) and Mushfiqur Rahim (66 runs) contributed 96 runs partnership. This partnership somehow took some momentum towards them. 

Rahim scored back to back fifties and hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. In the end with the help of Mahmudullah (41 runs) they put 245 runs in 50 overs by the loss of 9 wickets. 

Lockie Ferguson damaged the opposition with his bouncers and got 3 important wickets. Trent Boult and Matt Henry got 2 wickets each. Mitchell Santner and Glenn Phillips got 1 wicket each.  

During the chase, Kiwis lost Rachin Ravindra (9 runs) early on. Then Devon Conway (45 runs) and Kane Williamson (78 runs) built a partnership of 80 runs. Williamson in his first World Cup looked pretty confident with the shots and played all around the ground. 

Daryl Mitchell (89 runs) supported him later on. Daryl was aggressive from the start and started his inning with a six in the first ball he played. Williamson got retired hurt since he got some issue with his thumb and off the field then. He hit 8 fours and a six in his innings while Daryl hit 6 fours and 4 sixes in his knock. And took his to a victory and scored 248 runs in 42.5 overs by losing 2 wickets only.    

Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan got 1 wicket each.   

Lockie Ferguson, New Zealand, Player of the Match

“It was a classic team effort from the Black Caps. Everyone bowled really, created pressure throughout and then I could come in and do my role. Compared to what we had in Hyderabad this had more bounce. I tried to get it out early and if it is working then stick to it, I pushed them back and then bowled the full ball.

It is early stages but nice to get three wins. We are enjoying our time and the group is being great back together, looking forward to the next game.”

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