Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I: Bangladesh Won by 4 Runs

In the second match of New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20 series 2021, Bangladesh beat New Zealand by four runs. In the seven games played by Bangladesh, they have won six matches. In this interesting match, the New Zealanders needed six runs on the last ball to win but scored only one run. Although the target of 142 runs was not far off, the Kiwis could have won the match. Tom Latham, the Kiwi skipper, scored a 65 off 49 balls, but with some of his teammates lacking experience and the Bangladeshi ballers bowling unpaced balls, New Zealand had a hard time catching up.

Bangladesh batted first in the match. Liton Das and Mohammad Naim opened for the team. Captain Mahmudullah came in later, scoring 37 off 32 balls. The Kiwi spinners couldn’t keep pressure on Dhaka. Rachin Ravindra, however, performed better, gaining the top 3 wickets for 22.

Captain Latham’s best shot at victory was taking the game steadily until the end and hitting in the end. He managed to do that with a 43-run stand in the New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20 series 2021. 

The balance between the two teams seemed to be getting better until New Zealand lost two more wickets. Latham then hit boundaries in the last four overs to try and make the score even. When it came to the final two balls of the match with Mustafizur bowling, Latham couldn’t score the needed runs, and the match slipped from their hands.

Ravindra took three wickets, a hat-trick and nearly had Shakib at the first ball. Mushfiqur Rahim went out after a golden duck in Ravindra’s wicket count. Shakib then scored two quick fours but holed out, leaving the hosts at 72 for 3. The captain saved the team scoring well on Doug Bracewell’s pace. He scored 11 runs in the last over against Hamish Bennett bringing the New Zealand’s tour of Bangladesh second match to an end. Pure Win News is the ultimate destination for Sports news for fans from around the World. 

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/new-zealand-in-bangladesh-2021-1272089/bangladesh-vs-new-zealand-2nd-t20i-1272094/match-report
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