When New Zealand were 211/4 in 41 overs, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza played a big gamble. He brought in young all-rounder Mosaddek into the attack with Neil Broom and Jimmy Neesham in the crease. The offie gave only five runs in his first over.
On the first ball in his second over, he sent back Broom for 36 with a straight delivery on good length. Broom came down the track and tried to clear the fence but ended up skying the ball up which fell in the safe hands of Tamim Iqbal at backward point. Two balls later, he trapped Corey Anderson for lbw on first ball duck. Anderson reviewed it but the decision stood. New Zealand’s middle-order started to collapse again.
In his third over, Jimmy Neesham (23) came down the track to attack Mosaddek on the last ball of the over. But he missed it completely and was stumped by Mushfiqur Rahim. In no time, Mosaddek picked up three wickets.
The 22-year-old achieved his best bowling figure of 3/13 in four overs. His strikes helped Bangladesh restrict the Blackcaps for 265/8.
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-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com