Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I: New Zealand won by 65 runs

The third match of the five-match New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20 Series 2021 saw New Zealand bag a well-deserving victory. In the second T20I, the Kiwis were just a few runs behind victory. That match was a wake-up call. With a better strategy and planning in this match, the Kiwis did way better. Ajaz Patel won the title of ‘ Player of the Match’. Ajaz took 4 for 16 runs in the match, and Cole McConchie took 3 for 15 runs. New Zealand ended the match with Bangladesh reaching just 76 runs. This thumping victory in the New Zealand tour of Bangladesh will be a memorable match for the Kiwis.

Tom Latham opted to bat after winning the toss. The squad struggled in the beginning with 62 runs for five wickets. In the last four overs, Henry Nicholls and Tom Blundell scored 40 bringing the score from 88 runs to 128. Mahmudullah was confident that his bowlers would not let New Zealand score more than 130-140. This perception showed that Bangladesh felt a bit more confident with the continuous victories and took things lightly. The captain’s confidence did not reflect in the batters as the wickets kept falling like bowling pins against New Zealand spinners.

Rachin Ravindra played mostly from the back foot when facing the Bangladeshi spinners. This strategy let him score fours when the ball was long enough. But that also made him play too many dot balls. Latham, who was on number 3 in the last game, went down to number 5 of the batting order to continue the left-right hand combination. But when it was Latham’s turn, he scored only five runs before sending the ball flying to Mahedi, resulting in a catch.

After the top and middle-order batters fell, Bangladesh did not last long. New Zealand won this match of New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20 Series 2021 by 65 runs. 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-3rd-t20i-1272095/match-report
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