The 9th match of the World Cup 2019 was played between Bangladesh and New Zealand at the Oval of London. The match reached an exciting turn, but the batting was hit by the New Zealand team. New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by two wickets in the match to register their second win of the World Cup 2019.
In this match, New Zealand captain Ken Williamson won the toss and took the bowling. Earlier, batting first, the Bangladesh team scored 244 runs in 49.2 overs and lost all wickets. The Kiwi team achieved the target of 245 for New Zealand to win, losing 8 wickets in 47.1 overs. Ross Taylor played 82 runs for New Zealand.
Victorious New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says that it is nice to get across the line. Praises his bowlers and fielders for doing well in the first innings. Admits that with the bat, there were a few soft dismissals but also relishes that this issue and challenge which came up. On the surface, Williamson says that it was one which had plenty for the fast bowlers but as the game got deeper, spin came into play. On Tim Southee's fitness, Kane says that he is fit but the ones performing in the park have been doing well too.
Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza, admits that it was a good wicket and Bangladesh were 20-30 runs short. Feels the outfield was pretty quick and that hurt Bangladesh in the end. Agrees that when Williamson and Taylor were going great guns, he had a defensive field but then realized that wickets were important. Hopes to do better in the coming games.