Jun 14, 2017 02:00 pm


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Tigers pull off historic win by five wickets

Bangladesh were 12 for three at one stage, then they were 33 for four, and for all money their Champions Trophy dream seemed to have ended. But the man with a taste for the big stage, Shakib Al Hasan, joined forces with the Mahmudullah Riyad, the calmest mind and most supple wrists in Bangladesh's line-up to first milk the bowling and then dominate in a flawless 225-run fifth-wicket partnership that delivered victory by five wickets with 16 balls to spare.

Shakib scored 114 off 115 balls with 11 fours and a six, and was out only when victory was almost assured, with just nine runs needed off 21 deliveries. Mahmudullah was unbeaten on 102 off 107, which he scored with the help of eight fours and two sixes.

47.2 -- An edge from Mosaddek Hossain flies to the third man fence, and brings with it a magnificent and barely conceivable five-wicket win over New Zealand with 16 balls left

46.6 Mahmudullah Riyad also completes the century, his one coming off 107 balls. He reaches the landmark in some style as well, hitting Trent Boult for four. It has been a brilliant knock, paced to perfection and the perfect foil for Shakib Al Hasan at the other end. Mahmudullah dealt with everything that the Kiwis threw at him and never seemed bothered. He and Shakib have made a mockery of the start, when they were 24 for four.

46.3 Shakib hits Trent Boult for two consecutive boundaries, but then goes for one two many and has his stumps rattled. Shakib came down the track and attempted a heave, but completely missed the ball, which rattles into his off-stump. [Shakib Al Hasan b Boult 114 (115b 11x4 1x6)]

Mosaddek Hossain, who put the brakes on the Kiwis with three wickets in the first innings, comes in to finish the match,

45.5 Shakib Al Hasan has hooked Adam Milne for a huge six over the keeper's to bring up his century off 111 balls. He came into the game on the back of some poor performances and questions about his approach lingering, but he has put all that to bed with an imperious knock. Measured, calm and never in trouble, the left-hander has hit a fabulous knock.


Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad have rewritten the record books on Bangladesh partnerships, reaching milestone after milestone, including a 200-run partnership, as the Tigers reach 240 for four at the end of 45 overs.

Bangladesh are making their way to a first Champions Trophy win over a team other than Zimbabwe. They now require 26 off 30 balls.

The required run-rate is has dropped below six and now the pair at the crease will have to keep their heads, as they have so brilliantly done so far, and see out the rest of the game.

Both batsmen are also making their way towards hundreds.

Mahmudullah Riyad is unbeaten on 98 off 104, while Shakib Al Hasan is on 98 off 108.

44.1 Mahmudullah Riyad and Shakib Al Hasan bring up their 200-run partnership. They may go on to get individual hundreds as well, but none of it would have been possible without the partnership.

41.3: Another partnership record crumbles. This stand of 179 is the highest by a Bangladeshi duo in their ODI history.

40.5: Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad have set another record. They have the highest partnership by any duo at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. The previous highest of 170 was between Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid against England in September 2011.


Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad have broken two records and reached the 150-run mark as Bangladesh reached 196 for four at the end of 40 overs, with the Tigers requiring 70 runs with 60 balls remaining.

The duo now have the highest fifth-wicket partnership in Champions Trophy history, overtaking the 137 posted by Brian Lara and Runako Morton in their 10-run win over Australia in the 2006 edition of the tournament. They also have the highest partnership by a Bangladeshi duo against New Zealand, overtaking Naeem Islam and Mushfiqur Rahim's 154-run stand in October 2013.

Bangladesh are in a very good position at this time. They have six wickets in hand, although only two of them can bat well, and two set batsmen at the crease. New Zealand meanwhile seem to be running out of ideas, but Tim Southee is being introduced to bowl the 41st over to turn the tide.

37.4: Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad's is the highest partership by a Bangladeshi duo against New Zealand, surpassing Mushfiqur Rahim and Naeem Islam's 154 against the Kiwis in Dhaka on 29 October, 2013.

36.6: Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmullah Riyad's partnership has reached the 150-mark. It has been a sublime partnership between the two and a pleasure to watch. Now they must ensure that they stick around for as long as possible and get Bangladesh home.

35.4: Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad have just put on the highest partnership for the fifth wicket in the Champions Trophy.

The previous highest of 137 belonged to Brian Lara and Runako Morton, whose efforts helped the Caribbean Kings to a 10-run win over Australia in 2006 edition of the tournament.

The biggest partnership by a Bangladeshi duo came against England in the opening match of this iteration, when Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim put on 166 at The Oval. That is also the largest partnership so far in the 2017 Champions Trophy.