By the time James Neesham departed in the 46th over of New Zealand innings, remorse was intensified among Bangladesh supporters; the match result could have been turned otherwise had the field umpire judged the decision correctly in the 34th over of Mehedi Hasan Miraz’s bowling.
Bangladesh gripped the match taking 4 wickets in 147 runs when Mehedi Hasan Miraz trapped James Neesham leg before wicket in the last ball of 34th over of New Zealand’s innings. Field umpire was unmoved despite spontaneous appeal from all Bangladeshi fielders.
After receiving a life, James Neesham took the match away from Bangladesh scoring 52 runs in 48 deliveries. By the time he returned in the pavilion, New Zealand needed 17 runs in 24 balls.
New Zealand, at last, picked up the easy win by 4 wickets in their second encounter of the Tri – series. The Kiwis won the first match against Ireland as well while the first match of Bangladesh against Ireland was washed out by rain.
Bangladesh will face Ireland in their third game of Tri series. It is going to be do or die match for both the teams.
Watch Miraz delivery and decide was it or not out?