'Don't stop until you win trophy' - Fans react as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets to register third win of ODI World Cup 2023

The knocks of Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell helped New Zealand to beat Bangladesh to register the third win of the ODI World Cup 2023. Lockie Ferguson shined with the ball for New Zealand. The blackcaps are yet to lose a match in the tournament.

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New Zealand defeated Bangladesh comprehesively by 8 wickets to register their third win of the tournament. On a slow pitch in Chennai, New Zealand outclassed Bangladesh in the facets of the game. A collective team effort meant that New Zealand overcame the challenge of Bangladesh in tough conditions to play. Under humid conditions, the players from both the teams found it tough to play. 

New Zealand won the toss and rightfully elected to bowl first. Kane Williamson made his return to the side as captain and showed his tactical astute right from the beginning. Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson and other bowlers were rotated well by Williamson. The kiwi pacers were outstanding against Bangladesh and restricted Bangladesh to a total of 245 runs in their 50 overs. 

Barring the fifth wicket partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh did the catching up process in their innings. A cameo late in the innings from Bangladesh propelled them to a decent score in MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. But with dew in the equation, it was never going to be enough for Bangladesh. Eventually, it seemed like bowlers did no9t have enough to defend.

Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell take New Zealand home

Mustafizur Rahman bowled well for Bangladesh and got rid of Rachin Ravindra early in the innings. Devon Conway was joined by Williamson. The duo steadied the innings of New Zealand. Although Conway was dismissed, Williamson looked firm for a big one. But the star of the show was Daryl Mitchell, who played a fantastic knock in tough conditions. Mitchell outshined Williamson with his batting. 

The Kiwi number 4 scored 89 runs in just 67 balls, which included 6 fours and 4 sixes. On the other end, Williamson perfectly anchored the chase and scored 78 runs in 197 balls. The Kiwi captain was retired hurt as a precautionary measure. But he had ensured that the job was done by the time he left the ground. In the end, New Zealand won by 8 wickets with 43 balls to spare. 

Here's how the fans reacted to the win of New Zealand: 


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