New Zealand Vs Bangladesh World Cup Games Match# 11

In an enthralling clash of World Cup Games in 2023, New Zealand continued their unbeaten streak with a resounding eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh. Kane Williamson, making a much-anticipated return after recovering from a serious knee injury, played a pivotal role in this thrilling match, underscoring his importance to the Kiwi side.

Williamson, the charismatic and inspirational Kiwi skipper, displayed his class with a composed 78 runs, but his innings was cut short when he suffered a hand injury during an attempted run. His contribution, nevertheless, laid the foundation for New Zealand’s successful chase of 246 runs in a match filled with World Cup excitement.

Chasing the target, Daryl Mitchell, the star of the day, top-scored with an unbeaten 89, showing his mettle on the World Cup stage. He and Williamson made the daunting 246-run chase look like a cakewalk as they crossed the finish line with 43 balls to spare. Glenn Phillips also played a supporting role with 16 not out, contributing to the duo’s partnership that etched its name in World Cup history.

Bangladesh had set a respectable total of 245/9 in their 50 overs, thanks in large part to a gritty half-century from Mushfiqur Rahim, who scored 66 runs off 75 balls. Shakib Al Hasan, a seasoned campaigner in World Cup Games, contributed with a brisk 40 off 51 balls, and Mahmudullah provided a strong finish with an unbeaten 41 off 49 balls, hitting two fours and two sixes in the process.

New Zealand’s bowlers, especially Lockie Ferguson, made their mark by taking key wickets. Ferguson claimed a three-wicket haul, leaving Bangladesh’s top order in disarray. Meanwhile, the experienced duo of Trent Boult and Matt Henry scalped two dismissals each, further solidifying New Zealand’s dominance in this World Cup match.

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The match was not short on drama, with Kane Williamson winning the toss and opting to bowl, setting the stage for an exciting contest. New Zealand’s impeccable record against Bangladesh in ODI World Cup encounters continued, with five wins in as many matches since 1999. The intensity of World Cup Games reached its peak during this battle of wills.

The game was played on a Chennai pitch expected to favor spin, highlighting the importance of Bangladesh’s spin trio – Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, and Mahedi Hasan – in their quest to potentially upset New Zealand. However, the Kiwi batsmen proved their adaptability, negating the spin threat and securing another World Cup victory.

This victory marked New Zealand’s third straight win in the World Cup Games, demonstrating their dominance in the tournament. They had previously secured convincing victories over England and the Netherlands, further solidifying their status as top contenders for the World Cup title. In contrast, Bangladesh, despite a convincing win against Afghanistan, faced a setback in their previous match against England, highlighting the unpredictability and drama that makes World Cup Games so captivating.

In summary, New Zealand’s stellar performance in this World Cup 2023 clash against Bangladesh showcased the team’s strength and determination. With Kane Williamson leading from the front and Daryl Mitchell’s brilliant innings, they have firmly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the tournament, further enhancing their reputation as World Cup contenders. World Cup Games fans can look forward to more thrilling cricket action from both these teams as the tournament progresses, adding to the rich tapestry of World Cup history.

Scorecard :



  • Total: 245/9 (50 overs)
  • Top Scorers:
    • Mushfiqur Rahim: 66 (75)
    • Mahmudullah: 41* (49)
  • Top Bowlers:
    • Lockie Ferguson: 3/49 (10 overs)
    • Trent Boult: 2/45 (10 overs)
    • Matt Henry: 2/58 (10 overs)

New Zealand:

  • Total: 248/2 (42.5 overs)
  • Top Scorers:
    • Daryl Mitchell: 89* (67)
    • Kane Williamson: 78 (107)
    • Devon Conway: 45 (59)
  • Top Bowlers:
    • Mustafizur Rahman: 1/36 (8 overs)
    • Shakib Al Hasan: 1/54 (10 overs)
    • Shoriful Islam: 0/43 (7.5 overs)


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