Bangladesh 271 for 5 (Tamim 65, Sabbir 65) beat New Zealand 270 for 8 (Latham 84, Broom 63, Taylor 60*, Shakib 2 for 41) by five wickets
Tom Latham, the New Zealand captain, weighs in on the loss:
On loss of set batsmen “From the position we were in, I think just about at 40 overs we managed to lose 20 for 3. So, that just stunted our momentum a little bit. I think we were on track to get about 300 and, probably, looking at the way they were going, 300 would have been a pretty challenging score. Just looking at the nature of how wickets fell, even through our innings – they managed to fall in clumps. We sort of went bang-bang and got a couple of new batters in and, then, you never know.
On the partnership between him and Neil Broom “When you want to put big totals on the board, you have to have partnerships. We managed to build a decent partnership for the second wicket but unfortunately, [I] couldn’t do that with Ross, so managed to get out just after Neil got out.
On Bangladesh’s late fightback “At the halfway point, we were pretty happy with 270; we managed to take an early wicket, but credit to Bangladesh. I think they played very well; they paced their innings perfectly and credit has to be given to the way Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur batted. They did a good job and managed to get themselves over the line.”