New Zealand has been a consistent team in World Cups. They have the record of playing in most Semi-Finals and this time around in CWC 2023, they are looking like a definite Semi-Finalist. New Zealand lost to England in 2019 Finals due to boundaries difference and now, they look to not give any team any chance. They have been invincible in this tournament. New Zealand has easily beaten Bangladesh on 13th October. They stay on top with this win in the points table.
New Zealand have won the toss and elected to field first on a slightly difficult Chennai pitch. Bangladesh lost Litton Das to the first ball of Trent Boult. Shakib Al Hasan(40), Mehidy Hasan Miraz(30) and Mushfiqur Rahim(66) helped the team to put a respectable score. Mahmudullah(41) pushed the team score to 245/9 in 50 overs. Lockie Ferguson(3/49), Matt Henry(2/58), Trent Boult(2/45), Mitchell Santner(1/31) and Glenn Phillips(1/13) took wickets for New Zealand.
In reply, New Zealand found their captain Kane Williamson back in the groove and doing what he does best. Devon Conway(45) has laid foundation. Kane Williamson looked set for a well-deserved century but due to finger injury walked off the field on 78. Daryl Mitchell scored 89 runs off 67 balls and finished the easy victory for New Zealand. They won the match by 8 wickets.
Lockie Ferguson won Player of the Match for his destructive spell. New Zealand are on top of the table and tomorrow India and Pakistan will play at Ahmedabad. Winner can challenge NZ top spot.
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