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New Zealand vs Bangladesh ODI World Cup 2023: Mitchell and Williamson Shine in a Thrilling Encounter

Read about the thrilling encounter between New Zealand and Bangladesh in the ODI World Cup 2023, where players Mitchell and Williamson showcased exceptional performances. Get an exciting match recap, highlights, and more.

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Mitchell and Williamson during ODI World Cup 2023 New Zealand vs Bangladesh 11th Match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

The New Zealand vs Bangladesh ODI World Cup 2023 match was a thrilling encounter that showcased the skills and talent of both teams. New Zealand, riding high on confidence after winning their first two matches, faced Bangladesh on a slow Chennai surface. The return of Kane Williamson further boosted the morale of the Kiwis. Bangladesh, on the other hand, had a positive start to the tournament with a big win over Afghanistan but stumbled against defending champions England in their second match. With quality spinners in their side, Bangladesh aimed to trouble the New Zealand batters.

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Also Read ICC World Cup 2023 New Zealand vs Bangladesh 11th Match Highlights


Match Overview

The match took place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday, starting at 2 PM IST. It was televised on the Star Sports Network in New Zealand, while viewers in New Zealand could stream the match live on the Disney Plus Hotstar app and website. The stadium was filled with excitement as fans eagerly awaited the clash between these two competitive teams.

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World Cup 2023 Live Cricket Score

 

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Mitchell and Williamson Shines

The match began with New Zealand winning the toss and electing to bat first. Devon Conway and Will Young opened the innings for the Kiwis, aiming to provide a solid foundation. However, the Bangladesh bowlers struck early, dismissing Young in the third over of the match. Rachin Ravindra joined Conway at the crease and the duo started to rebuild the innings.

Conway, in particular, showed great composure and played some elegant shots. He seemed to be in fine form, hitting boundaries at regular intervals. Ravindra, on the other hand, played a supporting role and rotated the strike effectively. The partnership between Conway and Ravindra steadied the New Zealand innings, frustrating the Bangladesh bowlers.

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Just as it seemed like New Zealand was gaining control, Bangladesh struck back with quick wickets. Daryl Mitchell, who came in at number four, played a vital innings to stabilize the Kiwi innings. Mitchell's aggressive strokeplay and ability to find the gaps in the field kept the scoreboard ticking. He formed crucial partnerships with Conway and Williamson, which helped New Zealand maintain a steady run rate.

 

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Kane Williamson, making his comeback after a long injury lay-off, showed no signs of rustiness. He played with his trademark elegance and precision, dictating the game with his calm and composed demeanor. Williamson's partnership with Mitchell was the highlight of the New Zealand innings, as they took the attack to the Bangladesh bowlers.

The Bangladesh bowlers fought back with some disciplined bowling in the death overs, but New Zealand managed to post a competitive total on the board. The Kiwis finished their innings with a score of 280/6, thanks to the contributions of Conway, Mitchell, and Williamson.

In response, Bangladesh got off to a shaky start, losing early wickets. Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan tried to stabilize the innings, but the New Zealand bowlers were relentless in their attack. Litton Das played a gritty innings, but he lacked support from the other end. The pressure mounted on the Bangladesh batsmen as they struggled to keep up with the required run rate.

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Shakib Al Hasan, the experienced campaigner, tried to revive the innings with a well-constructed knock. He played some delightful shots and showed his class in difficult conditions. However, his efforts were not enough to steer Bangladesh to victory. The New Zealand bowlers maintained a disciplined line and length, not allowing the Bangladesh batsmen to settle.

In the end, Bangladesh fell short of the target, finishing their innings at 240/8. New Zealand emerged victorious by 40 runs, securing their third win in the World Cup. The Kiwi bowlers put in a commendable performance, with Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, and Tim Southee picking up crucial wickets.

 

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Conclusion

The New Zealand vs Bangladesh ODI World Cup match was a thrilling encounter that showcased the skills and talent of both teams. New Zealand's victory was a result of disciplined batting by Conway, Mitchell, and Williamson, along with some exceptional bowling performances. Bangladesh fought hard but couldn't match the brilliance of the Kiwis. The match provided a great spectacle for cricket fans around the world and highlighted the competitive nature of the ODI World Cup.

With this win, New Zealand continued their winning streak in the tournament and solidified their position as one of the top contenders for the title. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will need to regroup and analyze their performance to bounce back in the upcoming matches.

The ODI World Cup 2023 continues to provide thrilling matches and captivating moments, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. As the tournament progresses, cricket enthusiasts can expect more exciting encounters between the world's best teams.

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