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Kane Williamson retires hurt after a thumb injury against Bangladesh

The Skipper Kane Williamson who made his comeback after his injury recovery, was impressive in the match against Bangladesh and was sent out with an injury in his thumb.

Kane Williamson retires hurt after a thumb injury

Bangladesh is scheduled to play in the 11th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 against New Zealand on October 13, 2023, at MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Winning the toss, New Zealand opt to bowl. Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan opened the innings while Trent Boult opened the bowling attack. Trent Boult was impressive with his bowling attack as he dismissed Litton Das on the first ball of the innings. Lockie Ferguson dismissed Tanzid Hasan for 16 runs and Mehidy Hasan Miraz was dismissed for 30 runs. With the fall of Shanto’s wicket for 7 runs by Glenn Phillips, Bangladesh was down to four wickets scoring 56 runs on the first ball of the 13th over.

Shakib and Mushfiqur came to the rescue where they scored 40 and 66 runs respectively and were sent out by Lockie and Matt Henry. Their partnership score of 106 runs helped the side to compete back in the competition.

Towhid Hridoy was sent out with 13 runs by Boult while Mahmudullah scored 41* runs. Other batters were sent out with low figures and by the end of 50 overs, Bangladesh scored 245 runs losing nine wickets.

With a target of 246, New Zealand’s Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra opened the innings, while Mustafizur Rahman opened the bowling attack. Rachin Ravindra was sent out with 9 runs and was sent out by Rahman on the third over of the innings.

Devon Conway had a good start as they scored 45 runs and were sent out by Shakib. The skipper Kane Williamson was impressive with his 78 runs on 107 deliveries and went back to the pavilion on retiring hurt.

He was sent out after getting a blow in his thumb. He was struck on the unprotected left thumb while running between the wickets on the 38th over.

Daryl Michell had an impressive innings as he scored 89 runs on 67 deliveries. With Glenn Phillips’s 16 runs, New Zealand scored 248 runs in the 43rd over losing only 2 wickets.

After speaking in the post-match conference he said, “Just made holding the bat a little tough. Secondary to the thumb (laughs). The guys in the first half with the ball were excellent. Was nice to build partnerships and take it deep. Midway through the powerplay, we thought we could hit the deck a little hard.

Good competitive wicket. Really good team performance. Lockie was outstanding. The seam bowlers were really effective. He hasn’t had the good fortune.

Was nice to be out there and be part of some of the partnerships. Just scrapped through the new ball. Great team performance. Mitchell is a great contributor. He is a team first guy. He has been great to watch,” he concluded.

New Zealand will be playing their next world Cup match against Afghanistan on October 18 at MA Chidambaram Stadium.

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