If England beat Australia then the winner between New Zealand and Bangladesh will go through. But if Australia win, then the two Ashes rivals will progress to the semi-finals.
Both Bangladesh and New Zealand had lost to hosts England while their match against Australia was abandoned due to rain.
0023 hrs IST: That’s it from us for tonight. Thank you all very much for joining us!
2259 hrs IST: And that’s a wrap! Centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Mahmudullah steered Bangladesh to an amazing victory that seemed improbable after they were 33/4 at one point. Now all eyes will be on the England vs. Australia game.
2257 hrs IST: CENTURY FOR MAHMUDULLAH! He brings it up with a four.
2253 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib is cleaned up by Trent Boult, bringing the curtains down on what was a very fine innings. Job all but done for Bangladesh now.
2251 hrs IST: BACK-TO-BACK FOURS! Shakib wants to finish off the innings in style, it seems. 9 runs needed off 22 balls.
2249 hrs IST: CENTURY FOR SHAKIB! What an amazing knock from the experienced all-rounder. Bangladesh need 17 runs off 24 balls to win.
2244 hrs IST: 26 needed off 30 balls. The game is slipping away from the Blackcaps.
2243 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib with an excellent hit in the long off area. New Zealand have all but given up at this point.
2240 hrs IST: Only 34 needed in 36 balls. Pretty doable at this point for the Tigers, whose fight back through Shakib and Mahmudullah has been excellent.
2237 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah places it over the keeper’s head. Excellent batting.
2235 hrs IST: Bangladesh need 41 runs from 42 balls.
2233 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib creams one through the off side field.
2227 hrs IST: Bangladesh need 51 off 48 balls to win.
22:25 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 130/4 after 28 overs.
22:24 hrs IST: FOUR! Santner’s ball misses everything and it’s four byes. Not that Bangladesh will complain.
20:22 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 120/4 after 27 overs.
22:20 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah creams Milne through the long on area for a boundary.
22:17 hrs IST: Another good over from Santner, who concedes just two runs. Bangladesh are 111/4 after 26 overs.
22:14 hrs IST: Bangladesh are now 109/4 with half the overs done.
22:12 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib gets closer to his 50 with another fine shot in the midwicket area that goes to the boundary.
22:10 hrs IST: Bangladesh 104/4 after 24 overs.
22:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah pulls Anderson over fine leg.
22:04 hrs IST: Another tight over from Santner, with only 4 runs coming from it. Bangladesh are 94/4 after 22 overs.
22:00 hrs IST: Decent first over for Corey Anderson; just 5 off it. Bangladesh are 90/4 after 21 overs.
21:57 hrs IST: Good first over for Santner; only 3 off it. Bangladesh are 85/4 after 20 overs.
21:54 hrs IST: Good over for Bangladesh; can they build on this and put up a fight? They are now 82/4 after 19 overs.
21:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah follows that up with a four, putting serious pressure on the bowler.
21:51 hrs IST: SIX! The first maximum of Bangladesh’s innings comes courtesy of Mahmudullah, who charges down and smashes Neesham.
21:49 hrs IST: FOUR! Once again it’s Shakib, waging a lone battle for the Tigers at this point. Bangladesh are 69/4 after 18 overs.
21:45 hrs IST: Tidy over from Neesham.Bangladesh are 63/4 after 17 overs.
21:42 hrs IST: After the 16th over, Bangladesh are 59/4.
21:40 hrs IST!: FOUR! Shakib is looking to get a move on here, now smashing Milne on the leg side.
21:37 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib ends Neesham’s first over by smashing him for a boundary. Bangladesh are 53/4 after 15 overs.
21:30 hrs IST: Good second over from Milner, just three runs off it. Bangladesh are 47/4 after 14 overs.
21:26 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah now dispatches Southee to the fence. Bangladesh are 44/4 after 13 overs.
21:23 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib al Hasan with his first boundary of the game, off Tim Southee’s bowling.
21:21 hrs IST: Bangladesh are now 35/4, and in major trouble.
21:18 hrs IST: WICKET! This was a perfect response by Milne, who cleans up Mushfiqur with a brilliant delivery. Bangladesh are 33/4.
21:17 hrs SIST: FOUR! Mushfiqur hits Adam Milne down the ground for a welcome boundary.
21:15 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 29/3 after 11 overs.
21:07 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahim edges one to slip but is dropped by Taylor and the ball runs away to the boundary.
21:06 hrs IST: Southee is now halfway through his overs. Bangladesh are 20/3 after 9 overs.
21:01 hrs IST: This is clinical bowling from New Zealand’s lead pacers. Bangladesh are 18/3 after 8 overs.
20:57 hrs IST: Yet another good over from Tim Southee, who is having an excellent game. Bangladesh are 15/3 after 7 overs.
2053 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 14/3 after 6 overs.
2048 hrs IST: Wicket-maiden for Tim Southee. Bangladesh are 12/3.
20:45 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee strikes again, this time getting Soumya Sarkar lbw. Bangladesh are 12/3.
20:42 hrs IST: Another excellent over from Trent Boult. Bangladesh are 12/2 after 4 overs.
20:40 hrs IST: New Zealand are bowling well here, looking to attack and take wickets. It’s their best hope of winning this game.
20:32 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee strikes again! Sabbir is caught behind trying to play a beautiful ball outside off stump. Bangladesh are 10/2.
2030 hrs IST: Trent Boult’s first over is a good one, giving just 1 run. Bangladesh are 9/1 after 2 overs.
2025 hrs IST: After an eventful 1st over, Bangladesh are 8/1.
2024 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! This time Sabbir plays Southee through the offside field. This has been an action-packed first over.
2024 hrs IST: FOUR! Southee straying down the leg side and Sabbir flicks him off the pad for four.
2023 hrs IST: Sabbir Rehman comes to the crease for the Tigers.
2020 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee traps Tamim Iqbal for a duck. This is just the start NZ needed.
2019 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of the 2nd innings. Tim Southee will open the innings for NZ.
19:49 hrs IST: That’s all for now. Join us in a few minutes for the start of the second innings!
19:48 hrs IST: After looking likely to register a target of 300+ comfortably, a middle order collapse means they end the first innings with 265/8.
19:43 hrs IST: With one over to go, NZ are 257/8.
19:42 hrs IST: FOUR! Tim Southee with a boundary, although Bangladesh probably won’t mind that too much.
19:38 hrs IST: WICKET! Mustafizur bowls a superb yorker that goes through Adam Milne’s legs and sends the middle stump flying. NZ are 252/8 after 48.3 overs.
19:35 hrs IST: Bangladesh are keeping it tight towards the end of the innings. Rubel’s over yields 3 runs, and NZ are 250/7 after 48 overs.
19:30 hrs IST: Mortaza ends his spell with another decent over. NZ are 247/7 after 47 overs.
19:28 hrs IST: At this point, even 270 would be a decent target for NZ to set, given their best batters are back in the dressing room.
19:24 hrs IST: WICKET! Neesham charges down the ground but misses the ball completely, leaving himself open to an easy stumping. This is Mosaddek’s 3rd wicket of the match; definitely a game changing spell from him.
19:21 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Mashrafe Mortaza. NZ are 235/6 after 45 overs.
19:17 hrs IST: NZ are 231/6 after 44 overs.
19:12 hrs IST: ANOTHER WICKET! This time it’s the dangerous Corey Anderson who departs for a golden duck. New Zealand are in deep trouble here.
19:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Broom top edges one off Mosaddek’s bowling and Tamim makes no mistake with the catch. NZ are 228/5 after 43.1 overs.
19:08 hrs IST: After 43 overs, NZ are 228/4.
19:07 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! This time Neesham plays him down the ground. Is this the final flourish NZ need to get to 300?
19:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Neesham hooks Roubel hard for a much-needed boundary.
19:04 hrs IST: Mosaddek, bowling his first over of the game, starts well. NZ are 216/4 after 42 overs.
19:01 hrs IST: NZ are 211/4 after 41 overs. Anything below 300 will be a welcome sight for Bangladesh.
19:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Good ball from Rubel takes Neesham’s outside edge and goes to the boundary.
18:56 hrs IST: Tidy over from Mustafizur, only 2 runs from it. NZ are 203/4 after 40 overs.
18:52 hrs IST: At the end of the 39th over, NZ are 201/4.
18:50 hrs IST: James Neesham is the new man in for the Blackcaps.
18:48 hrs IST: WICKET! Ross Taylor attempts a slog behind the wicket off Taskin but gives a simple catch to Mustafizur. NZ are 201/4.
18:45 hrs IST: Mustafizur’s 7th over yields 5 runs. NZ are 197/3 after 38 overs.
18:41 hrs IST: After the 37th over, NZ are 192/3.
18:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Taylor now follows suit with a lofted shot down the ground.
18:38 hrs IST: FOUR! Neil Broom is looking to up the ante and hits Taskin for a boundary through the off side.
18:36 hrs IST: Mustafizur’s 6th over goes for only 3 runs. NZ are 181/3 after 36 overs.
18:33 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Taskin. NZ are 178/2 after 35 overs.
18:30 hrs IST: 50 for Taylor! He gets the 37th fifty of his career. He now needs to be around for the last 10 or so overs.
18:29 hrs IST: Shakib’s final over goes for 8. NZ 173/2 after 34 overs.
18:21 hrs IST: Tidy over from Mortaza. Just two runs off it. NZ 166/3 after 33 overs.
18:18 hrs IST: Decent over from Shakib. Seven runs off it. NZ are 164/3 after 32 overs.
18:14 hrs IST: FOUR! Neil Broom, the new man to the crease, gets off the mark with a superb straight drive. NZ are 157/3 after 31 overs.
18:10 hrs IST: WICKET! A bit of confusion left Kane Williamson stranded in the middle of the pitch and Mosaddek’s throw to Shakib Al Hasan gets rid of the skipper. NZ are 152/3 after 30 overs.
18:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib with a rare bad ball pitched outside leg, and Taylor swivels and hits him for a four to bring him closer to a half-century of his own.
18:07 hrs IST: Bangladesh need a wicket, and soon. Mashrafe’s 6th over is a good one and yields only the one run. NZ are 148/2 after 29 overs.
18:02 hrs IST: Given how he’s bowled, surely it’s only a matter of time before Shakib gets a wicket? Another good over for him sees NZ end the 28th over at 147/2.
18:00 hrs IST: New Zealand’s strategy seems to be to hit the bad balls to the boundary, rotate the strike and also conserve wickets to go hard in the final 10 overs. They are 144/2 after 27 overs.
17:56 hrs IST: Shakib, who short of getting a wicket has been solid, bowls another good over. NZ are 138/2 after 26 overs.
17:53 hrs IST: NZ are 134/2 after 25 overs.
17:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Taylor smacks Rubel through the leg side. He will no doubt be looking to get a big score of his own.
17:51 hrs IST: 50 for Kane Williamson! The skipper brings up his half century with a single off Rubel. Can he kick on and make another big score today?
17:47 hrs IST: Shakib’s 5th over goes for only 4 runs. NZ are 126/2 after 24 overs.
17:45 hrs IST: New Zealand end the 23rd over at 122/2.
17:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Williamson drives Mustafizur down the ground to inch closer to his 31st half-century in ODI cricket.
17:42 hrs IST: Shakib continues to keep things tight, giving only 4 runs. NZ are 116/2 after 22 overs.
17:39 hrs IST: Mustafizur pulls things back with an over that only yielded 3 runs. NZ are 112/2 after 21 overs.
17:36 hrs IST: NZ are 109/2 after 20 overs.
17:33 hrs IST: Mustafzur goes for another expensive over; his current economy rate is 8.33. NZ are 105/2 after 19 overs.
17:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Williamson drives Mustafizur through the off side for a boundary. New Zealand are looking to get going once again.
17:28 hrs IST: An expensive over from Shakib which saw him get hit for a boundary by Ross Taylor. NZ are 99/2 after 18 overs.
17:25 hrs IST: Rubel’s 4th over yields only 4 runs. NZ are 91/2 after 17 overs.
17:21 hrs IST: Shakib’s firs over goes for 6 runs. NZ are 87/2 after 16 overs.
17:17 hr IST: Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack.
17:14 hrs IST: Rubel Hossain with another good over. Having gotten just a run off it, NZ are 80/2 after the end of the second powerplay.
17:09 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! Ross Taylor ends the 14th over with an exquisite straight drive. NZ are now 79/2.
17:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Ross Taylor gets off the mark with a well-driven shot that goes for 4.
17:04 hrs IST: New Zealand are 70/2 at the end of the 13th over.
17:02 hrs IST: Ross Taylor joins his skipper in the middle.
17:00 hrs IST: WICKET! The dangerous Martin Guptill is given out lbw. Excellent ball from Rubel. NZ are now 69/2.
16:59 hrs IST: FOUR! You knew that would come eventually. Williamson with a well-timed shot through the leg side and he finally ends Bangladesh’s short spell of tight bowling.
16:57 hrs IST: Taskin Ahmed follows it up with another over that yields just one run. NZ are 62/1 after 12 overs.
16:52 hrs IST: Good first over from Rubel. NZ are 61/1 after 11 overs.
16:49 hrs IST: Rubel Hossain to bowl his first over.
16:48 hrs IST: The end of the 10th over sees New Zealand at 60/1.
16:46 hrs IST: FOUR! Kane Williamson is no mood to stop the runs flowing. He hits Taskin for his second four of the game so far.
16:44 hrs IST: Another good over sees NZ steady at 54/1 after 9 overs.
16:40 hrs IST: NZ are 48/1 after 8 overs.
16:35 hrs IST: Kane Williamson is the new man in.
16:34 hrs IST: WICKET! Guptill tries to slog Taskin on the leg side but is caught by Mustafizur at wide mid-on. NZ 46/1 after 7.1 overs.
16:32 hrs IST: Another good over for New Zealand. They are 46/0 after 7 overs.
16:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Mortaza and Guptill rightfully punishes him with a strong shot through the off side.
16:28 hrs IST: New Zealand are 38/0 with 6 overs played.
16:26 hrs IST: FOUR! It’s that man again; Martin Guptill didn’t take long to attack Taskin Ahmed, who’s bowling his first over. The opener looks like he means business today.
16:24 hrs IST: Mortaza’s 3rd over yields 11 runs. New Zealand are getting a move on here, and are 31/0 after 5 overs.
16:19 hrs IST: Guptill is done waiting, and promptly hits Mortaza for a six and a four off consecutive balls.
16:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Mustafizur’s second over – which was going ell – ends with another boundary from Martin Guptill’s bat. NZ are 20/0 after 4 overs.
16:14 hrs IST: Maiden over from Mortaza, who is bowling quite well so far. NZ are 12/0 after 3 overs.
16:10 hrs IST: New Zealand are clearly here to play some attacking cricket, and it showed in the way Guptill went after Mustafizur. New Zealand are 12/0 after 2 overs.
16:07 hrs IST: ANOTHER FOUR! More of the same from Mustafizur, who is bowling too far outside the off stump. Guptill duly punished him.
16:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Mustafizur starts with a wide-ish delivery and Guptill promptly dispatches him to the boundary.
16:05 hrs IST: Good first over for Mortaza, only one from it. NZ are 1/0 after the first over.
16:01 hrs IST: And we’re underway at Cardiff.
15:59 hrs IST: Luke Ronchi and Martin Guptill will open the batting for New Zealand. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will take the new ball.
15:49 hrs IST: Here’s something Bangladesh fans will love to see – in their only previous appearance at this venue, they beat Australia by five wickets back in 2005.
15:44 hrs IST: Stat attack – New Zealand and Bangladesh have met before in the Champions Trophy, with the Black Caps recording a 167-run win during the 2002 edition of the competition. Will history repeat itself today?
15:38 hrs IST: Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.
15:35 hrs IST: New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Luke Ronchi(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Neesham, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.
15:32 hrs IST: New Zealand win toss, choose to bat first.
15:21 hrs IST: Good news. We’ll have the toss in 10 minutes. Play begins at 1600 hrs with no overs lost.