New Zealand crossed the line after a scare at the end of the chase
It was a close contest at the Kennington Oval, where New Zealand held their nerve till end after a mini-collapse in the second half of the chase. At first, though, having elected to bowl first, the Kiwi bowlers continued their good work from the last match but they failed to stop Bangladesh from posting a competitive target on the board. In the second half, the Kiwis were in total control at the halfway stage of the chase, but they somehow managed to lose wickets at key moments. In the end, though with not too many to runs score they crossed the line.
Shakib Al Hasan
He just continued his good form from where he left off against South Africa. He had come up with an all-round performance in the match. First up, he anchored in setting a competitive total on the board. In the second half, he dismissed the well-set openers in no time. He was the top point scorer in the match with 63.5 points.
He was the main man for Kiwis with the ball, as he came up with a 4-wicket haul in the match. He picked up wickets whenever Bangladesh tried to cruise in with big partnerships. The wickets he picked at the end proved to be the difference in the match as those wickets cost Bangladesh 15-20 runs. He made 55.5 fantasy points and proved to be a worthy pick for Dream11 fantasy cricket players.
He lived up to the expectations of Dream11 fantasy cricket players as he came up with a vital knock for the Kiwis. If not for his knock, his team would have been in huge trouble in the middle overs. He may hot have seen through his team home but his knock proved to be a massive contributor in the chase. He made 49.5 fantasy points.
He has come up with more than just his average points contribution in the match. He was handy with the bat for Bangladesh in the death overs which helped the team post 248. Later in the second half of the match, he scared the Kiwi camp with a couple of quick wickets at the far end of the chase. He made 47 fantasy points.
The consistent bowler had failed to pick a wicket in the match which didn’t go well for Bangladesh. That’s what made him the biggest disappointment of the match as most Dream11 fantasy cricket players picked him for the contest. He made only 2 points.
He struggled to score runs at his usual pace in the match which in turn put more pressure on the other batsmen. The struggling knock came to hurt Dream11 fantasy cricket players, as he made only 10 points in the match.
We were moderately accurate with our predictions in the match. We predicted 7 players right from the dream team in our best grand league team. If we had predicted a few more top performing players, we would have come close to the overall dream team points.
FD Grand League Team
|Shakib Al Hasan(c)||127|
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