Roaring Tigers dismiss New Zealand for 60 in first T20
Sunbd Desk || Published: 2021-09-01 13:15:25 || Updated: 2021-09-01 13:57:12
Bangladesh raised a prospect of registering their first T20 International victory against New Zealand after dismissing the visitors for just 60 in 16.5 overs in the opening game of the five-match series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
It was New Zealand’s joint lowest total in their history of T20Is. They were also bowled out for 60 against Sri Lanka in Chattogram, Bangladesh during the 2014 T20 World Cup.
Bangladesh now have the pleasure of bowling out two teams—New Zealand and their neighbouring country Australia to their lowest T20 total within one month. Last month Australia were bowled out for 62 in the fifth and final match to concede the series by 4-1.
Once again Bangladesh spinners and fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman played a key role in slow and low track of Mirpur to scythe down the opponent. Mustafizur who basically cleaned up their tail finished with 3-13.
Shakib Al Hasan, Nasum Ahmed pacer Saifuddin claimed two wickets apiece while offspinner Mahedi Hasan took one.
Nasum Ahmed began the rout, getting the better of debutant Rachin Ravindra in the third ball of the innings. Shakib then joined him to slice the top order and reduced Kiwis to 9 for 4 in just the fourth over.
Skipper Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls shared 34-run for the fifth wicket, which actually saved them from ultimate blushes. Both of them scored 18 before being dismissed by Saifuddin. There were only two batsmen to reach the double digit figure.
Mustafizur Rahman then dismissed any hopes of Kiwis to get the score past 100.
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