ICC Champions trophy : Australia Vs England math preview

ICC Champions trophy : Australia Vs England math preview

Bangladesh rode on a record partnership by centurions Shakib Al-Hasan and Mahmadullah to defeat New Zealand by five wickets in their Group A match at the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here on Friday.

Shakib reached his hundred with a massive six in the 46th over before Boult removed him for 114 and Mahmudullah finished on 102 not out to guide Bangladesh home with 16 balls top spare.

Chasing 266 for victory, Bangladesh lost star man Tamim Iqbal to the second ball of the innings and were in dire straits at 33 for four in the 12th over.

With Bangladesh reeling at 12/3, Adam Milne joined the party and clean bowled Mushfiqur Rahim, who made 14, with an absolute peach of a delivery. This win doesn't guarantee Mashrafe Mortaza's side a semi-final spot yet though, as a win for Australia on Saturday will see the Aussies through to the final four.

However it was the 83-run stand between skipper Kane Williamson (57, 69b, 5×4) and Ross Taylor (63, 82b, 6×4) that helped the Blackcaps set a challenging total despite the wickets tumbled in a heap at the slog overs.

Recalled bowlers Mosaddek (three for 13 in three overs) and Taskin Ahmed (two for 43 in eight) did the bulk of the damage.

Ross Taylor salutes after scoring 50.

Primary to New Zealand's woes in the tournament has been the indifferent form of its openers, that has put added responsibility on the shoulders of Kane Williamson.

The Kiwis barely saw out their 50 overs, as they lost six wickets for only 64 runs in nearly 12 overs at the end after winning the toss and choosing to bat first.

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6 Number of centuries for Shakib that have resulted in wins, joint-most for Bangladesh along with Tamim.

Shakib walked out in the fifth over, with New Zealand's pacers giving nothing away and having the batsmen on the hop.

From Bangladesh, Mosaddek Hossain was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets. Now compelled to use little more than his right arm, he was very tidy against New Zealand, but inspired when it came to devising how to constrain them in those final 10 overs.

"We knew it was going to be hard because conditions weren't that easy".

Victory in Cardiff may not be enough for either Bangladesh or New Zealand to reach the knockout stage of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global sides. Mosaddek's off-spin was introduced only in the 42nd over, but his changes of pace and clever bowling meant all of Neil Broom, Neesham and Corey Anderson fell to him.

Earlier, a wet outfield due to heavy overnight rain and showers scudding across the ground this morning delayed the start of the play. Both the players reached their respective half centuries and suddenly, one realised that Bangladesh had a chance to beat New Zealand and stay in contention for the semifinals.

· New Zealand have won five of the last six meetings with Bangladesh; though they did lose the most recent encounter.

Bangladesh's experienced all-rounder Shakib echoed Mahmudullah's words.

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