New Zealand commander Kane Williamson let it be known was an alleviation to see his side lurch over the triumphant line against Bangladesh at The Oval.
A grasping Cricket World Cup match finished with New Zealand sneaking home with two wickets close by, after Bangladesh’s 244 hard and fast started to look a difficult target.
Williamson made 40 and Ross Taylor top-scored with 82, as their 105-run association gave the foundation of a generally shaky batting execution.
“Clearly it was pleasant to get over the line,” Williamson said.
He said New Zealand set about their run pursue realizing that it was so basic to keep wickets close by, however they nearly ran out before Mitchell Santner struck the triumphant limit.
“It wasn’t our most clinical exertion with the bat however despite everything we got over the line,” Williamson said at the post-coordinate introduction service.
“There were a couple of delicate expulsions that no ifs, ands or buts we’d need to address however it was an extraordinary encounter to have in competition cricket, on the grounds that these things can occur and diversions do go last possible minute and energy movements change rapidly.
“We saw that today around evening time so it was pleasant to hang on.”
Taylor was named man of the match, and stated: “I think we were apprehensive toward the end there yet you must offer credit to Bangladesh. Their supporters turned out and it felt like we were in Dhaka or Chittagong for somewhat out there.”
He lost his wicket with 54 runs still required, and the lower request hustled to guarantee New Zealand made it consecutive successes toward the beginning of their crusade.
“They put a great deal of weight on us and it could have gone in any case,” Taylor said.
“We thought perhaps 270 or 280 was a decent score out there yet they continued putting weight on and we continued losing wickets at critical occasions. Those little pursues become a smidgen jittery and it was pleasant to get over the line.”
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza drove his group to triumph over South Africa in their opening match, however it was an account of frustration for the Tigers this time.
Mortaza said of his group’s batting execution: “I think we were 20 or 30 short. The outfield was very moderate so it wasn’t a similar wicket we played on in the last match.
“Toward the end they shut it expertly.”
Bangladesh face has England next, in Cardiff on Saturday. New Zealand meet Afghanistan around the same time, in Taunton.
“The following one is a major one, we’ll need to venture up again and do as well as can possibly be expected,” Mortaza said.
“Regardless we have seven matches left so need to think one by one.”