Bangladesh beat NZ in biggest Champions Trophy 2017 upset

Bangladesh beat NZ in biggest Champions Trophy 2017 upset | pakistantribe.com

CARDIFF – Bangladesh bounce back from 33/4 to chase 266 in the 9th game of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at the Cardiff.

While chasing 266 on a batting-friendly pitch, Bangladesh were reeling down to 33/4 when Mahmudullah came to the crease.

Too much pressure for both Bangladeshi all-rounders. The duo chipped in, took their time, soaked in the pressure and helped their team to get across the line.

Setting up a record-breaking partnership for Bangladesh and also of the ICC Champions Trophy.

Mahmudullah (106) and Shakib Al Hasan (114) put together a 224-run stand in just 34.4 overs to make arguably the biggest upset of the tournament so far.

Earlier New Zealand batted first after winning the toss and posted 265 runs on the board.

Ross Taylor top-scored with 63 and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson made 57.

But once the pair were out in quick succession after a third-wicket stand of 83, the innings slumped.

Off-spinner Mossadek Hossain (three for 13) and paceman Taskin Ahmed (two for 43) justified their respective recalls with impressive returns.

Both teams needed to win this match to maintain their hopes of reaching the semi-finals of a tournament featuring the world’s top eight one-day international nations.

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