Bangladesh has won the T20 series against New Zealand on average. Bangladesh won by 6 wickets after batting for the target of 94 runs given by the visiting New Zealand. Tiger spinner Nasum Ahmed was the best in the match.
After the historic series win against Australia, the Tigers also defeated New Zealand, another history was made.
New Zealand were bowled out for 93 in 19.3 overs after winning the toss at the Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday. In reply, the Tigers went down to bat and lost 4 wickets With 5 balls left, the Tigers reached the victory port with 96 runs.
Bangladesh is now 1-3 ahead in the five-match series. The last T20 match of the series is next Friday.
Liton Das was dismissed in the third over after batting for 94 runs. He was dismissed by Cole McConchi for 6 runs. However, another opener Naeem Sheikh formed a 24-run partnership with Shakib Al Hasan in the second wicket partnership.
But Shakib, who was going to play aggressive, fell victim to Ajaz Patel in the sixth over. He was stumped by wicketkeeper Tom Latham for 6 runs. Experienced Mushfiqur Rahim was also dismissed at the end of the same over. He became bold and returned with zero runs.
Naeem made 34 off 50 balls with skipper Mahmudullah Riyad in the fourth wicket partnership. The pair were moving forward with the goal of winning the team. However, Naeem had to leave the field due to a thorn in the run out. In the 15th over, Naeem was dismissed for taking 2 runs for 67 runs. The left-hander scored 29 runs off 35 balls with 1 four and 1 six.
Despite Naeem’s departure, Mahmudullah won the match by 29 runs off 28 balls with Afif Hossain for the fifth wicket. However, Afif’s contribution to this pair was only 6 runs. Mahmudullah ensured the victory by leading the team from the front. He remained unbeaten on 43 off 48 balls with 1 four and 2 huge sixes.
Among the Kiwi bowlers, Ajaz took two wickets and McConchi took one.
Earlier, New Zealand were bowled out for 93 with three balls to spare in the bowling cannon of Nasum Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman. Nasum and Mustafiz both took 4 wickets each.