New Zealand seem to be on fire! They are currently on a 3 match winning streak. In today's match, New Zealand won the toss and elected to field first. The very first ball was a wicket, Bangladesh's top & middle order wasn't strong enough.
However, a few good innings allowed Bangladesh to survive for all 50 overs. Bangladesh scored a decent total of 245 runs (245-9), setting a target of 246 for New Zealand. Watch the entire match highlights below on the official ICC World Cup website: https://www.cricketworldcup.com/video/3737468
Kane Williamson finally played in today's match and scored a fantastic knock but had to depart back to the dressing room because of getting injured.
NZ's innings was slow and steady; they chased down the total in 42.5 overs and have secured a position at the top of the points table. New Zealand will face Afghanistan next on 18th October.
Post Match interviews
Kane Williamson (New Zealand captain)
"[on the knock to his thumb] Just made holding the bat a little tough," Williamson said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com.
"Secondary to the thumb (laughs). The guys in the first half with the ball were excellent. Was nice to build partnerships and take it deep. Midway through the powerplay we thought we can hit the deck a little hard. Good competitive wicket.
Really good team performance. Lockie was outstanding. The seam bowlers were really effective. He hasn't had the good fortune. Was nice to be out there and be part of some of the partnerships. Just scrapped through the new ball. Great team performance.
Mitchell is a great contributor. He is a team first guy. He has been great to watch".
Najmul Hossain Shanto (Speaks on behalf of Shakib Al Hasan):
"[on Shakib] He is going for his scans," Shanto said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com.
"We will know after that. We didn't bat well. We didn't start well. We batted poorly even in the last game in the first 10-15 overs. The wicket looks good. Some bounce with the new ball. We have to bat little responsibly. If we bat a little carefully in the first 10-15, then we can do well.
Our pace bowlers did well. I think the biggest improvement has been our fast bowling department. We will have to bat well".