Bengal Tigers knocked Black Caps out, ICC Champions Trophy 2017

(Mussab Tariq, Gujranwala)

Mohammad Mahmudullah celebrates after hitting the winning runs

In match 9 of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, New Zealand posted 265 for 8 versus Bangladesh at Cardiff. Riding on fifties from Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and contributions from Neil Broom and Martin Guptill, Kiwis were on course for anything above 280, but a lower order collapse prevented their progress. Bangladeshi bowlers kept Black Caps at bay with regular breakthroughs and did not let them accelerate freely. Mosaddek Hossain and Taskin Ahmed led their side’s resurgence with others chipping in as well. Both the sides are engaged in a must-win encounter in a bid to progress to the knockouts from Group A.

Earlier, Bangladesh rode on a brilliant bowling display from Mosaddekk Hossain (3/13) and Taskin Ahmed (2/43) to restrict New Zealand to 265 for 8 in their crucial ICC Champions Trophy 2017 clash at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Friday. For New Zealand, captain Kane Williamson scored 57 off 69 balls, while the experienced Ross Taylor chipped in with a 82-ball 63 runs knock. The duo stitched 83 runs for the third wicket.

Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan's stunning partnership gave Bangladesh a five-wicket victory over New Zealand in the ICC Champions Trophy at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Friday. Mahmudullah scored an unbeaten 102 dotted with eight fours and two sixes while Shakib made 114 that had 11 fours and one maximum. After Tim Southee depleted the Bangladesh top order, taking three wickets in the early overs, Mahmudullah and Shakib stitched a stunning 200 plus partnership to give their team a brilliant win. No one could have imagined Bangladesh winning after being 33/4!

Bangladesh were 33 for 4 before a 224-run stand and centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah scripted an epic chase for them as they chased downed New Zealand's 265/8 with 16 balls and five wickets remaining and keep their semis hopes alive.

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