The Black Caps played Bangladesh in their last pool game before the Cricket World Cup gets serious. Bangladesh were a great opponent for the Black Caps and offered a challenge for the kiwis which is what they needed.
Bangladesh batted first and made 288 thanks to a great innings from Mahmudullah who hit his 2nd century in a row! He scored 128 while Soumya Sarkar scored 51 as Bangladesh batted out their 50 overs and only lost 7 wickets.
It was a test for our bowlers who have bowled well throughout the World Cup. Trent Boult picked up two wickets, along with Corey Anderson and Grant Elliott.
The Black Caps had to chase 288 to win and it was a shaky start as Brendon McCullum was out for 8. Thankfully, Martin Guptill made 105 and Ross Taylor scored 56 which was enough to get the Black Caps close to the target before Corey Anderson did what he does best at the end of an innings to give the Black Caps the win with 7 balls to spare.
The Black Caps now face the West Indies on Saturday in their quarter final which will be a huge game. The West Indies could be awesome or they could be no match for the Black Caps, which is why we love the World Cup!