Commentry

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That's all from this exciting encounter. Bangladesh have done their part and now their fate relies on the result of tomorrow's game between Australia and England.

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Kane Williamson says that he thought it was a scrappy total on this wicket. Feels the boys bowled well with the new ball. He admits they were long way away from a perfect performance today. He reckons they were 20 to 25 runs short. Hopes that they could have reached to something around 285-290 which would have been a match winning total. Credits Bangladesh for their performance and congratulates them.

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Mashrafe Mortaza says that it's a great feeling and in both wins here in Cardiff (one against Australia in 2005), he was present. He is very satisfied with the overall performance of his team. Adds that his bowlers bowled really well and hit the right areas. Praises Mosaddek Hossain for bowling three crucial overs and informs that the idea was to introduce him when there were two left-handers in the middle. He is all praise for Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan and hopes that they continue in the same way. Admits that it was a difficult game but they have the confidence as they had defeated New Zealand in their last game.

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Man of the Match, Shakib Al Hasan says that there wasn't much talk in the middle and they just wanted to bat 40 overs and see where they go. Feels that the ball was swinging early and they wanted to survive and hit the bad balls. Adds that it's a big thing to win a game in an ICC tournament and hopes to move forward from here on.

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Under immense pressure, the pair of Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah got together. The going was not easy at the start but they weathered the storm and then went on to raise a record 224-run stand. Both the batsmen scored a century each and completely turned the game on its head. Nothing went for New Zealand after the initial spell and they find themselves out of the tournament. They did try hard in the middle overs but failed to get the decisive breakthrough. Mitchell Santner put brakes on the scoring rate from one end but there wasn't enough pressure built from the other side.

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Coming to the chase, it was an outstanding beginning by New Zealand. Tim Southee was on fire and removed Bangladesh's top three batsmen in a jiffy. Adam Milne removed Mushfiqur Rahim in the 12th over to further push the Asian team on the back foot. But what happened after that was simply amazing.

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What a game of cricket we have just witnessed! Sensational Bangladesh have outclassed the Kiwis to stay alive in the tournament. A little lap of honour by the Bangladeshi players. They want to thank all their supporters who have come out in numbers to back them. Great moment for the Bangla Tigers. 12 years back they tasted same type of success when they toppled Australia at this very venue.

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Adam Milne to Mosaddek Hossain

FOUR! Bangladesh win by 5 wickets! Milne bowls it sharp and quick outside off, Mosaddek tries to drive but edges it down to third man for a boundary. New Zealand are knocked out of the Champions Trophy. The crowd here is going mad. Mashrafe Mortaza stands in the dressing room and roars in delight. The Bangladesh players are smiling and exchanging pleasantries in the middle. What a win for them!

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Adam Milne to Mosaddek Hossain

Back of a length delivery outside off, Hossain taps it down to gully.

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Trent Boult to Mahmudullah

FOUR! Hundred number 3 for Mahmudullah in ODIs, what a superlative knock by him. Boult digs in a short ball around leg and Mahmudullah muscles it over backward square leg. It goes on one bounce to the fence. He goes down on his knees, kisses the ground and celebrates his century. What a player!

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Mahmudullah two away from his century.

46.5
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Trent Boult to Mosaddek Hossain

Width on offer outside off, Mosaddek runs it down past second slip for a run. 6 needed from 19 balls.

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Trent Boult to Mosaddek Hossain

Full toss outside off, Hossain opens the face of the bat and pushes it past the point fielder for a couple of runs.

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Mosaddek Hossain is the new batsman. Two slips in place for him.

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Trent Boult to Shakib Al Hasan

OUT! Anticlimax! Boult hurls in a full length delivery, angling in the line of the stumps, Shakib gets carried away and goes after it with the full swing of his bat. Fails to connect and finds his stumps shattered. End of a superb knock and he departs without finishing the job. 9 needed from 21 balls.

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Trent Boult to Shakib Al Hasan

FOUR! He has hammered it! Boult is on the shorter side, around off, Shakib jumps out, makes room and packs a punch through extra cover for a boundary.

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Trent Boult to Shakib Al Hasan

FOUR! Terrific batting! Boult follows the batsman down the leg side with a length ball, Shakib checks his drive and sends it packing down the ground for a boundary at long on.

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Adam Milne to Shakib Al Hasan

Fuller on off, driven to mid off for a sharp single as the fielder failed to score a direct hit at the bowler's end.

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7th ODI hundred for Shakib Al Hasan.

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Adam Milne to Shakib Al Hasan

SIX! Wow, he is a superstar of Bangladesh cricket and he has batted like a superstar today! Milne bangs in a short ball, Shakib top edges his pull shot into the stand at fine leg for a biggie. He raises his bat. The crowd is making a lot of noise. What a knock by him!

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