Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st T20I: Bangladesh Won by 7 Wickets

The first match in New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20 Series 2021 was a total nightmare for the Kiwis. New Zealand picked up the bats first, but with a good bowling attack from Bangladesh, the Kiwis scored only 60 runs. They failed to utilise all the overs and burned soon. Although New Zealand had a good bowling attack, the target of 60 runs was not too far, and Bangladesh had the best and first victory in the first T20 series against New Zealand.

Bangladeshi spins were too rough for the rusty New Zealand batters and lost their advantage early in the game. That added to the fact that the Kiwi batters couldn’t play well against the pacers too. Bangladesh beat Australia 4-1 last month and carried the same form and energy to this match. Although the target wasn’t too big, in the New Zealand to Bangladesh tour, the Kiwis tour spinners gave their best to the defence. Ajaz, the left-arm spinner, bowled four overs, giving only seven runs and took one wicket. 

Ajaz Patel and Cole McConchie took one wicket each. But Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim bolstered their team’s confidence with good performances. Shakib Al Hasan scored 25, but that didn’t matter as Bangladesh was very close to victory. Mahmudullah came on the pitch after Shakib, and with Rahim, they grabbed the victory. This performance format is similar to the game with Australia last month.

New Zealand’s wickets kept falling like dominoes. Rachin Ravindra’s golden duck, Colin de Grandhomme, Will Young and Tom Blundell fell too soon before the match’s climax. New Zealand’s tour to Bangladesh was off to a bad start with nine runs for four wickets. The hosts worked hard with hours of training, and hard work paid off, getting a thumping victory. But the Bangladeshi skipper reminds us that the team does not want to celebrate early and continue the winning momentum. Follow Pure win News for getting all updates of sports news around the world.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/live-cricket-score-bangladesh-vs-new-zealand-2021-1st-t20i-dhaka/liveblog/85830753.cms
  2. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/new-zealand-in-bangladesh-2021-1272089/bangladesh-vs-new-zealand-1st-t20i-1272093/match-report
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