New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by 75 runs in their ICC T20 World Cup 2016 group match at the Eden Gardens. What a compelling performance from New Zealand. They had played their first three Super 10s matches at three different venues and had read all those conditions perfectly.
They came to Kolkata and did it again, to go into the semi-finals with a clean sheet. Nothing captured New Zealand's assessment of what a good score on this pitch was better than Colin Munro shelving his attacking game and plodding along.
Shaken after losing to India in a cliffhanger, a demoralised Bangladesh will look to end their campaign on a high when they face a rampaging New Zealand in a ICC World Twenty20 dead rubber at Eden Gardens here today. Their epic one-run loss from the jaws of victory against India on Wednesday ended the semifinal hopes of the spirited Bangladesh team as they’re winless from three matches.
BAN XI: T Iqbal, M Mithun, S Rahman, S Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, M Rahim, S Hom, M Mortaza, A Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
NZ XI: H Nicholls, K Williamson, C Munro, C Anderson, R Taylor, G Elliott, M Santner, L Ronchi, N McCullum, M McClenaghan, I Sodhi