On Friday, 17 February, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 will take on New Zealand and Bangladesh (NZL-W vs BAN-W) in Group-A clash. In this match, New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by 71 runs and got their first win in this latest World Cup.
Significantly, in this match played at Newlands Ground, New Zealand and Bangladesh had the third match of this latest World Cup. This defeat at the hands of New Zealand was Bangladesh’s third consecutive defeat. With this defeat, Bangladesh was out of the race for the semi-finals of the World Cup.
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In this match, New Zealand won the toss and batting first scored a mammoth score of 189 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs and gave Bangladesh a target of 190 runs to win. For New Zealand, Suzie Bates scored a blistering 81 runs in 61 balls and was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ award for this match. Apart from them, Maddy Green scored 44 runs in 20 balls and opener keeper Bernadine Bezuidenhut played a blistering inning of 44 runs in 26 balls.
Chasing a massive target of 190 runs from New Zealand, Bangladesh team could manage only 118 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs and lost. For New Zealand, bowler Eden Carson took the maximum 3 wickets.
Significantly, this was the third match of this recent World Cup for both the countries. Bangladesh were out of the semi-final race after losing all three matches in a row. This is New Zealand’s first win in Group-A.
Playing XI of both countries
Nigar Sultana Joty (Captain), Sobhana Mostary, Murshida Khatun, Shamima Sultana, Shorna Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Nahida Akter, Salma Khatun, Fahima Khatun, Nahida Akter.
New Zealand (New Zealand-W)
Devine (Captain), Suzie Bates, Bernadine Sophie Bezuidenhout, Eden Carson, Jess Kerr, Maddy Green, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu, Molly Penfold, Amelia Kerr.