Black Caps exit Champions Trophy after shock loss

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NZN,
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Cricket,
Publish Date
Saturday, 10 June 2017, 8:06AM
Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh runs out Kane Williamson. (Getty)
Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh runs out Kane Williamson. (Getty)

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has tipped his hat to the record-breaking Bangladesh partnership that eliminated the Black Caps from the Champions Trophy.

A shock five-wicket loss in Cardiff means New Zealand finish the tournament without a win, having had victory stolen from them by a magnificent 224-run stand for the fifth wicket between Shakib Al Hasan (114) and Mahmudullah (102 not out).

The highest one-day partnership in Bangladesh's history rescued a run chase which was teetering at 4-33 in pursuit of New Zealand's 265.

Black Caps seamer Tim Southee (3-45) knocked over the top order before the 35-over stand was ended just prior to Bangladesh reaching 5-268 with 16 balls to spare.

New Zealand's innings was built around half-centuries to in-form Williamson (57) and Ross Taylor (63) but the batsmen below failed to accelerate over the closing stages.

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