Bangladesh brutally win against New Zealand in 1st t20i

Bangladesh beat New Zealand by Seven wickets

Bangladesh continued their brilliant run in the T20Is, with New Zealand taking just 60 points in the series opener in Dhaka on Wednesday. New Zealand, led by Tom Latham, decided to strike first but had four hits in PowerPlay itself. Openers Rachin Ravindra (0), Will Young (5), Colin de Grandhomme (1) and Tom Blundell ( 2) came back in no time. . The Kiwis were ultimately knocked out for just 60 in 16.5 overs, with only Skipper Latham (18) and Henry Nicholls (18) securing double-digit results. Bowling side, Mustafizur Rahman collected three and obtained 13 points in his remaining 2.5 points. Mohammad Saifuddin, Shakib Al Hasan and Nasum Ahmed each chose two wickets, while Mahedi Hasan added one to his name. A disappointing batting performance gave New Zealand their lowest overall result in the T20 Men's Open. In 2014, the BlackCaps scored just 60 points against Sri Lanka in the Chattogram. New Zealand's 60-point total is also the lowest of any team against Bangladesh, which Australia won in Mirpur earlier this month with just 62 points.

Bangladesh eventually managed to brutally win a T20I against New Zealand. Now they need to get together and continue in the same way to prepare for the T20 World Cup later this year. It's a good time for a climax and a good time for a boost. Kiwis should never be taken lightly, as the First Order of Bangladesh discovered before the Middle Order saved them.

It feels good to have lost a few games. The first game is always important, but we have to come back and start over. I think the key was that the bowlers were hungry, disciplined, didn't try too hard, adjusted to the conditions and played really well. I would have scored first, we could have taken the first wickets and put the pressure on and it's out of our control so everything we do has to be done to the best of our ability says  Mahmullah, Bangladesh captain

The man of the match Shakib Al Hasan said It's a good feeling to win the first game of a series like we've never won against New Zealand. This will strengthen our team and give us confidence for the rest of the series. I think we've played well throughout the Australian series and now against New Zealand. Our hitter is not up to the task, but the conditions are not easy for the batsmen, so we have to play really good cricket to get a decent overall result.

The losing captain Tom Latham siad In the beginning it was disappointing. We built a partnership in the middle, we knew it was going to be difficult, but we kept losing wickets. We couldn't install it today. Hopefully we learn from what happened today, we need to understand the conditions that are very different from at home. If we bring in a competitive amount and apply some pressure, you never know what could happen. We need to figure out what a good score is and find a way to get that score. The boys will learn a lot from this, it's hard in these circumstances and I hope we'll do better next time

Sources:- cricbuzz



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