Bangladesh won by seven wickets over New Zealand in the Twenty20 format


Posted on 01 September 2021


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Bangladesh won by seven wickets over New Zealand in the Twenty20 format for the first time in their 11th attempt on Wednesday to open the five-match series. New Zealand was removed for a joint-lowest score of 60 in 16.5 overs, while Bangladesh rallied from 7-2 to win with five overs to spare, posting a total of 62-3. In less than a month, Bangladesh has bowled both New Zealand and Australia to their lowest T20 totals. Bangladesh won the series 4-1 by bowling Australia out for 62 in the fifth and final match in August. On a sluggish and low pitch, Bangladesh's spinners and fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman once again played a significant role, with the latter finishing with 3-13. Shakib Al Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, and pacer Saifuddin each got two wickets, while offspinner Mahedi Hasan claimed one. After Tom Latham chose to bat first, Nasum Ahmed removed debutant Rachin Ravindra with a return catch in the third ball of the innings. In the fourth over, Shakib joined him to slash the top order and reduce the Zealanders to 9-4. Latham and Henry Nicholls put up 34 runs for the fifth wicket and seemed to have the innings under control. After reaching 18 runs apiece, they were both bowled out by a great shot from bowler Saifuddin. The only two batsmen to reach double digits were them. The second match will take place on Friday.


Key Points


  • Bangladesh won by seven wickets over New Zealand in the Twenty20 format for the first time in their 11th attempt on Wednesday to open the five-match series.

  • The second match will take place on Friday.



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