The Tigers lost 9 wickets to reach into the total after the Kiwis won the toss and sent them to bat first. Rapid wicket falling after 45 over of the innings restricted the Tigers to score a more significant total at the end after a blazing start at the beginning
An outstanding 72 run opening partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar was dislodged in the sixteenth over by James Neesham with taking the wicket of Tamim Iqbal who was caught in the deep cover fence by Colin Munro chasing a wide delivery outside the off – stump. The experienced opener faceted 42 ball to score 23 runs with three fours.
Bangladesh lost their second wicket one over after that, Sabbir Rahman continued the bad grip of last several matches lost his wicket adding a single run on the board off Mitchell Santner’s arm ball that rattled his stumps poking through defense.
Ish Sodhi picked up two quick wickets of Soumya and Shakib to help New Zealand grip the game a little bit.
After an excellent knock of 61, Soumya Sarkar’s promising stuff was stopped by Ish Sodhi. It was in the middle of the Bangladesh innings when the Tigers scored 117 runs for the loss of 2 wickets, Soumya swung Sodhi to mid – wicket region and was caught by Latham. Executing 5 shots of four, the young gun played 67 balls in his innings.
Shakib Al Hasan struggled to score 4 runs. 14 balls he played and hammed a single boundary to score that four before Neesham caught him in the mid – off diving forward.
The wicket keeper batsman chased a wide delivery off Neesham, the edge stored in the opponent wicket keeper’s gloves in the first ball of 38th over.
Mahmudullah was hunted by Bennett, his first wicket of the match; a good catch was taken by Rance; Mahmudullah hit 4 fours and a six.
Mosaddek Hossain Saikat fired up in the late middle order. The youngster, in his consistency of good performance with the bat, scored a run a ball 41 to gear up the pace of the innings after the departure of Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah in quick succession. Bangladesh get passed the two hundred run mark on Mosaddek’s fin knock.
All – rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz stood for a six ball six and skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza could not make his ground to score the second run of his innings while Ronchi disheveled his bells.
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