New Zealand registered their second win in the tournament as Bangladesh lost their second match in the tri-nation series by four wickets after a team effort with the bat from the Kiwi batsmen. It was a clinical performance from the Kiwis who fetched the momentum during the slog overs of the Bangladeshi innings. [বাংলায় পড়ুন: আর কতো সইতে হবে আম্পায়ারদের ভুল সিদ্ধান্ত]
Having been asked to bat first at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin, Bangladesh failed to make the most of a solid start as they struggled to 257/9 in their fifty overs. A 72-run opening stand between Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar had earlier gave Bangladesh a flying start.
The partnership was broken when Tamim on his 23, struck a lofted cut shot straight to Colin Munro on the fence to give Jimmy Neesham the first of his two wickets.
Afterwards Bangladesh lost some quick wickets. A 49-run fourth wicket stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Soumya Sarkar looked like they might kick on but they were on trouble again as the opener became the first of Ish Sodhi’s couple of wickets. Soumya Sarkar contributed with 61 runs while Mushfiqur scored 56.
At the middle of the innings, a fifty from Mahmudullah Riyad and a handy knock of 41 off 41 balls from Mossadek Hossain rebuilt the innings but Hamish Bennett rattled through the lower order to ensure there was no big finish from Bangladesh.
Chasing 258 in 50 overs, New Zealand might have lost a few wickets during the middle of the chase but the partnership between Broom and Neesham made sure that there was no room for further hiccups.
However, Bangladesh Tigers can keep their heads high for putting a decent show. Had their moments but were unable to seal things properly.
Brief Scores :
Bangladesh : 257/9 in 50 overs
(Soumya Sarkar 61, Mushfiqur Rahim 55; Bennett 3/31, Ish Sodhi 2/40)
New Zealand : 258/6 in 47.3 overs
(Latham 54, Neesham 52; Mustafizur Rahman 2/33, Rubel Hossain 2/53)
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