New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI Highlights 2023 – 20th Dec

A clinical run-chase, set up by New Zealand’s top three. Ravindra got things underway, rattling along to 45 in 33 balls. Young then took over after Ravindra fell, allowing Nicholls the time to settle in. The pair then put on 128 for the second wicket which effectively knocked the stuffing out of Bangladesh. Neither got to their hundred but their innings ensured that New Zealand were always ahead in the game. Nicholls’ knock, in particular, was super, given the pressure he was under due to his middling recent form.

As for Bangladesh, well, they lacked penetration. The wicket did not offer them much but their lines and lengths were far too inconsistent. Mahmud picked up a couple of wickets but went at more than eight runs per over. Shoriful was the only other bowler to bag a wicket. In hindsight, Bangladesh might also rue the early wickets they lost in their batting innings, for it rid them of a score in excess of 300. Sarkar was magnificent, but none of the others stood up consistently enough, and that sort of sums up this game for the visitors.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh Highlights 2023, Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2023 2nd ODI, Saxton Oval, Nelson, Wednesday 20-12-2023.

Toss: New Zealand, elected to field first.

New Zealand team: New Zealand: Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham (C), Tom Blundell (WK), Mark Chapman, Josh Clarkson, Adam Milne, A Ashok, Jacob Duffy and Will O’Rourke.
Bangladesh team: Anamul Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Najmul Hossain Shanto(C), Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim(WK), Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rishad Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

Head to Head In ODI’s: 43
New Zealand Won: 32
Bangladesh Won: 10
New Zealand ODI Rankings: 5th
Bangladesh ODI Rankings: 8th

Form guide
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
New Zealand LLWLW
Bangladesh LLWLL

Match Timings: 10:00 PM GMT | 11:00 AM Local
Umpires – Alex Wharf, Shaun Haig
TV Umpire – Rod Tucker
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Chris Brown
Match number – ODI no. 4714

Soumya Sarkar, Player of the Match: I am happy with my hundred but sad that we lost. If we had won, it would have been more special. If we had not lost three wickets in the powerplay, it might have made a difference. We got two partnerships in the middle but we lost wickets at crucial moments. If that had not happened, we would have gotten a good total. We are practising hard in the nets. I am coming into the team after a long time. Not thinking too much, just watching the ball and trying to play my own game. (Favourite shot of the day) I think it has to be the pull shot over mid-wicket.

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