On Friday, New Zealand takes on Bangladesh in ODI 11 of the current 2023 World Cup in Chennai. New Zealand is presently unblemished, having defeated England in the tournament opener and then winning back-to-back against the Netherlands. New Zealand, the runners-up in the previous edition, started their campaign with a nine-wicket victory over England in Ahmedabad. They raced to 283/1 in 36.2 overs, chasing a target of 283 runs, thanks to unbeaten tonnes from Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra. Conway hit 152* runs off 121 balls, while Ravindra hit 123* off 96 deliveries. Meanwhile, England’s Sam Curran bagged a wicket. Initially, Matt Henry’s three-wicket haul helped New Zealand restrict the reigning champions to 282/9 in 50 overs. Glenn Phillips and Mitchell Santner both had two wickets.
Then, against the Netherlands, New Zealand won by 99 runs to make it two out of two. The Netherlands were bowled out for 223 runs in 46.3 overs while chasing a goal of 323 runs. Mitchell Santner, who took five wickets for New Zealand, was on fire. In the meanwhile, Matt Henry completed his three-wicket haul to secure the win. For the Dutch, Colin Ackermann scored 69 runs off 73 balls. Initially, New Zealand produced 322/7 in 50 overs, with to Will Young’s innings of 70 runs off 80 balls. Tom Latham (53) and Ravindra (51) also scored half-centuries. Roelof van der Merve, Paul van Meekeren, and Aryan Dutt each took two wickets for the Netherlands’ bowling attack.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, has been inconsistent, beginning their campaign with a six-wicket win against Afghanistan. Bangladesh scored 158/4 in 34.4 overs, chasing a target of 157 runs, with Najmul Hossain Shanto (59*) and Mehidy Hasan (57) scoring vital half-centuries. Afghanistan’s wickets came from Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen ul-Haq, and Azmatullah Omarzai. Earlier, Mehidy’s three-wicket haul helped Afghanistan be bowled out for 156 in 37.2 overs. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and Shoriful Islam each grabbed a wicket.
However, Bangladesh suffered a crushing setback in their following match, losing by 137 runs against England. Despite half-centuries from Liton Das (76) and Mushfiqur Rahim (51), they were bowled out for 227 in 48.2 overs while chasing 365. Reece Topley got four wickets for England. England scored 364/9 in 50 overs, with Dawid Malan (140) hitting a century and Joe Root (82) and Jonny Bairstow (52) scoring half-centuries. Mehidy got four wickets for Bangladesh, while Shoriful claimed three dismissals.
New Zealand is presently second in the 10-team rankings with four points from two games going into ODI 11. Bangladesh, on the other hand, is sixth after two matches. A win will be critical for both teams, and supporters are expecting an exciting match.
New Zealand vs. Bangladesh in One-Day Internationals
Both teams have played each other 41 times, with the Kiwis winning 30 of them. Meanwhile, Bangladesh had ten victories and one encounter that resulted in a tie.
New Zealand vs. Bangladesh at the ODI World Cup
In the history of the ODI World Cup, New Zealand has met Bangladesh five times and won all of them.
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Last month, New Zealand ended Bangladesh’s long home winning streak in one-day internationals with a 2-0 series triumph in Dhaka.