Lockie Ferguson on victory against Bangladesh World Cup clash

Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson (image: NZC)

The New Zealand bowler Lockie Ferguson was awarded the Player of the Match award for his impressive performance against Bangladesh World Cup clash.

Lockie Ferguson on victory against Bangladesh

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 in 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.

Lockie Ferguson was awarded the Player of the match. While speaking at the post-match conference Lockie said, “ It was a classic team effort from the Black Caps. Everyone bowled really, created pressure throughout and then I could come in and do my role.

Compared to what we had in Hyderabad this had more bounce, I tried to test it out early and if it was working then stick to it, I pushed them back and then bowled the full ball. It is early stages but nice to get three wins. We are enjoying our time and the group is being great back together, looking forward to the next game.

Fortunately, I have got that experience (of traveling across India), I haven’t played here much but it’s nice to get around and see some pace in the wicket, playing Afghanistan here next and hopefully the same wicket,” he concluded.

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