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MARTIN GUPTILL GETS THE MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD! He says that it feels good to get some runs under the belt. Adds that he is feeling good about himself. Also says that they are playing well and is pleased with the way they are executing their skills. Praises Ross Taylor and says it was an important stand with him and he is a quality player.
Bangladesh made a good comeback in the middle overs by picking some quick wickets. Grant Elliott played a quickfire knock but Ross Taylor got bogged down at one end. Shakib Al Hasan was excellent with the ball and picked four wickets. Corey Anderson hit a 26-ball 39 to close in the gap but his dismissal made things interesting. However, Tim Southee and Daniel Vettori held their nerves to drag New Zealand beyond the finishing line.
Excellent game of cricket and New Zealand just manage to edge out Bangladesh in a close match. Chasing a challenging target, New Zealand lost their batsmen in form, Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson very cheaply but then Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor combined together to stitch in a 131-run stand. Guptill went on to score a brilliant ton but he failed to carry on.
Shakib Al Hasan to Tim Southee
FOUR! All over, NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 3 WICKETS! Shakib bowls it flatter and shorter outside off, Southee goes on the back foot and whacks it through point for the winning runs. Superb batting by Southee!
SIX! Clean as a whistle! Loopy full ball around off, Southee latches onto it and launches it over long off for a biggie. Wow, what a hit under pressure!
Short and wide outside off, Southee punches it to covers.
Shakib Al Hasan to Daniel Vettori
Tossed up ball around off, Vettori comes down the track and forces it through mid on for a run.
Flighted full ball on middle and leg, knocked down through mid on for a single.
Shakib Al Hasan to bowl the penultimate over.
Nasir Hossain to Daniel Vettori
SIX! Touch of class! Flighted full ball around middle and off, Vettori shimmies down the track and just chips it in the air over extra cover. It flies off the meat of the bat and clears the fence easily. 11 needed off 12!
Fullish ball on middle, Vettori makes some room on the off side and lofts it over covers for a couple of runs. A good throw at the non-striker's end but a direct hit was needed to make things interesting.
Nasir Hossain to Tim Southee
Spinning down the leg side, turned through the gap at square leg for a single.
Tossed up ball outside off, Southee pushes it to cover-point.
Tim Southee is the new batsman.
Nasir Hossain to Corey Anderson
OUT! Anderson is bowled and Nasir Hossain screams in joy! What a game this is turning out to be! Tossed up ball on middle, Anderson goes down on one knee for another massive slog across the line but fails to make any connection. The ball meets the wickets and it's a massive breakthrough. 20 needed off 16!
SIX! Go fetch that! That's a clean strike! Just a shade short in length and around off, Anderson gives it the full whack of his bat and towers it into the stands at wide long on. 20 needed off 17!
Mahmudullah to Corey Anderson
Once again a shortish ball outside off, Anderson hits it back ferociously and the bowler fails to stop it in his follow through. A single taken.
Shortish and outside off, punched to covers.
Mahmudullah to Daniel Vettori
Vettori dropped! Loopy full ball around off, Vettori tries to slog across the line but it takes the top edge and balloons in the air. Nasir Hossain sprints from long off, puts in a forward dive but fails to hold on to the catch. Would have been a great catch!