Bangladesh vs New Zealand 5th T20I: Who Won?

Bangladesh, the winners have done it! The bowlers did a tremendous job to stall New Zealand and impressed the spectators with their tactical spins.  Even the batters tried hard to do their best but lacked partnership. They longed to take the chase to the depth—all credits to the Bangladesh team for their craving to win the series.  The next game offers them the opportunity to align beyond.

The Star Players

Nasum Ahmed is the Player of the Match. He stated that his victory is dedicated to the whole team and the captain, who showed their confidence in him and gave him the liberty to plan his moves.

Tom Latham, the New Zealand skipper, says they were on par with the batting.  Hats off to Bangladesh, who batted and had a close chase despite losing. Praises Mahmudullah and shares that Bangladesh managed to build a perfect partnership.

Why Did They Lose?

The main cause for New Zealand’s defeat was their insipid batting. After batting so conscientiously in the last match, they seemed overconfident. Besides Will Young, no one could make it, and the team managed only 93 runs on the board. Yet the bowlers tried hard to tug this match till the last over. Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra were amazing in their moves and New Zealand got a score.

What About Bangladesh?

The victory wasn’t an easy shot for Bangladesh. They toiled hard for every run. Das made an early exit, but Mohammad Naim stood strong. In the sixth over, the hosts were concerned when Ajaz Patel successfully removed Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim. 

The run out of Naim offered New Zealand an opening with 27 runs needed on 33 balls, but they failed to take it. Mahmudullah’s stumping was skipped by Tom Latham when the hosts needed 20 runs. Later it was an easy target for Bangladesh.  It was an incomprehensible win for them to take an invincible 3-1 lead in the series, which marked their first series win against New Zealand in T20Is.

The Win

Bangladesh has won. After defeating Australia in a T20I series recently, they have nailed New Zealand as well. 

Reference Link:

  1. https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-commentary/37856/ban-vs-nz-5th-t20i-new-zealand-tour-of-bangladesh-2021
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