BAN vs NZ Head to Head Record World Cup

BAN vs NZ,17 MAY, 1999:

Bowlers demolish Bangladesh: According to Cricbuzz Report, Bangladesh’s baptism by fire into the big stage was not a rosy one. Up against the big boys New Zealand, Bangladesh were swatted away. Geoff Allott swung it up front and removed the openers. The rest of the damage was shared by Chris Cairns and Gavin Larsen. There were a few Bangladeshi batsmen who got into double digits but none toppled the 20-run mark. The end result was Bangladesh were skittled out for 116. New Zealand took a cautious approach in chasing the total down, lost four wickets and took 33 overs to track the total. Opener Matt Horne top-scored with 35.

BAN vs NZ, 26 February, 2003:

McMillan stars in easy win: Mohammad Ashraful scored a vital fifty at the top of the order but that didn’t help Bangladesh much as they mustered a below par 198 for 7 in their allotted 50 overs. Veteran Mohammad Rafique chipped in with a quickfire 41 and that was pivotal in adding some late runs on the board. Earlier, Shane Bond and Jacob Oram hit the right straps and removed the top and middle-order, picking up 3 wickets apiece.

Craig McMillan, opening the innings, was off to a strong start with partner Stephen Fleming. They added 71 for the opening wicket. Andre Adams was promoted as a pinch hitter but that didn’t flutter too many feathers in the opposition camp. Khaled Mahmud’s dibbly-dobblies picked up all the 3 wickets that the Kiwis lost. In the end, the target was chased down in the 34th over.

BAN vs NZ, 02 April, 2007:

Fleming hundred leads Bangla rout: Another World Cup game for Bangladesh and another mauling at the hands of the Kiwis. The New Zealand unit made it 3-0 against Bangladesh at the World Cups by trouncing them by 9 wickets in Antigua. Batting first, Bangladesh huffed and puffed to 174. Their top four got 20s but none could go beyond and towards the end were bowled out. Styris and Oram did the bulk of the damage and picked up 7 wickets between them. In response, New Zealand were led by their skipper in the charge. Stephen Fleming carved a quickfire ton to ensure that the Kiwis won by 9 wickets with more than 20 overs to spare.

BAN vs NZ, 13 March, 2015:

Guptill ton spares Kiwi blushes: New Zealand were buoyed by the fact that the World Cup was being played at home. Led by the dynamic Brendon McCullum, the Kiwis struck every right chord. Bangladesh batted first and propelled by a ton from Mahmudullah, got to 288 in their allotted 50 overs. They started off on a shaky note as they were reduced to 27 for 2, but then the duo of Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah took over the reins and brought stability to the innings. And then Sabbir Rahman finished off the innings with a 23-ball 40.

A target of 289 never looked daunting but Bangladesh certainly ruffled a few feathers in the opposition camp. New Zealand on their part also lost a couple of early wickets and it was the Taylor-Guptill partnership that saved the day for them. They added 131 runs for the third wicket and put the chase back on track. Martin Guptill on his part scored a ton at a strike rate of more than 100. Grant Elliot and Corey Anderson also played vital hands to take New Zealand over the line in the 49th over.

BAN vs NZ, 05 June, 2019:

Jittery NZ overcome fighting Bangladesh: New Zealand came into this match on the back of a convincing 10-wicket demolition of Sri Lanka in Bristol and must’ve viewed this match as a simple game to win. But they were up against plucky Bangladesh who themselves had a convincing win over South Africa at this very venue. Asked to bat first at the Kennington Oval, Bangladesh found starts from most of their batters, but only Shakib-Al-Hasan went past 30. Eventually, they finished with 244 for 8, only a par score under the conditions. Matt Henry was the wrecker-in-chief with the pacer finishing with 4 for 47. 245 ought to have been a straightforward chase and it looked like it as the Kiwis were comfortably placed at 160 for 2 at one stage. But Bangladesh hung in and created a middle-order collapse as New Zealand went from 160 for 2 to 218 for 7. A second successive upset was around the corner, but Mitchell Santner held his nerve to guide his team to a nervy 2-wicket win.

1 thought on “BAN vs NZ Head to Head Record World Cup”

Leave a Comment

IPL 2024 Auction: Top 10 Buys Player Which Team Buy whose Player you need to know all IPL 2024 : Shreyas Iyer back as KKR captain IPL 2023 Most Run: Ranking the Top 10 Batsmen Who Dominated the Season Six Teams Poised to Battle it Out for Mustafizur Rahman in the IPL 2024 Auction Happy Birthday, Yuvi! 5 Memorable Performances by Yuvraj Singh