On this day in history: The epic win over New Zealand in Cardiff



On this day in history: The epic win over New Zealand in Cardiff

On this day in history: The epic win over New Zealand in Cardiff

13 June 2022  Authorbet365baji

Milney to Mosaddeq, four runs, Bangladesh have done it. They have done it again in Cardiff! ' The commentator was screaming in excitement in the commentary box. By that time, the roar of Shakib, Riyadh, Mashrafe from Sofia Garden had hit TSC through Mirpur. Wasn't it all over Bangladesh?

On 9 June 2017, the ninth match of the group stage of the ICC Champions Trophy against New Zealand, the whole country was overjoyed by the Tigers. Once again, the red-green victory flag flew in the sky of Cardiff.

But in the beginning of the story, did anyone think that the epic win over Kiwi would be written? New Zealand collected 264 runs in 50 overs. Kiwi was able to make this run by losing 8 wickets in the controlled bowling of Taskin Ahmed and Mosaddek Hossain. Ross Taylor played the highest innings of 63 runs for the team. The other half-century of the innings comes from the captain's bat. Also, Martin Guptill, Jimmy Neesham's small contribution, gave the scoreboard a fighting collection.

Chasing the Kiwis' 265-run score, the Tigers seem to have broken their waists. The first four batsmen went to the pavilion as soon as they could add 33 runs to the scoreboard. 0, 3, 8, 9! Don't think of anything else. These numbers belong to Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman and Mushfiqur Rahim. Originally, the top order of Bangladesh fell to the Kiwi fast bowler team Saudi. He returned three batsmen to the dressing room.

Williamson's team seemed to break the spine of the opponent's top order and then floated in the air. But the script of the match of that day was written differently by the creator. Mahmudullah Riyad, the number six batsman with Shakib Al Hasan was at the crease. In Bangladesh cricket, he is known as a silent killer.

A clear impression of the victory in the eyes of Riyadh! When Riyadh entered the field wearing a folded full sleeve kit, the gallery was almost empty. Many may have turned off the television for fear of another loss. Meanwhile, Shakib and Riyadh are busy fighting to turn on the light on the almost off lamp by clenching their teeth and shoulder to shoulder.

The Tigers anchored in the port of victory thanks to the unbroken 224-run partnership of the two batsmen who took the responsibility for the fifth wicket. Shakib returned with 114 runs but Riyadh left the field after playing an unbeaten innings of 102 runs. Completed the third century of his ODI career.

After Shakib's departure, Mosaddeq did not delay to take the winning shot. In the 48th over of the innings, he crossed the boundary by smashing the fourth ball made by Adam Milney. When the ball was moving towards the boundary, Mossaddek ran towards Riyadh. Before the ball touched the boundary line, the young Tiger lapped on Riyadh's chest. By this, the story of epic win over Kiwi was written in Cardiff.

"We didn't want to chase the run. We wanted to bat 40 overs. We wanted to see how far we could go. " Who knew this trip would reach the destination 5 years have passed from 2017 to 2022. Year after year, June 9 has come again. Can Team Bangladesh forget this day? Year after year, June 9 has come again. Can Team Bangladesh forget this day? History remembers the winners!