Auckland’s Eden Park has a special reputation as a runaway venue. When the practice of catch-miss of Bangladesh fielders was added to it. It was as if New Zealand got a golden opportunity to run. And using that, Tim Southee team threw a Himalayan target in front of Bangladesh.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Liton Das, who went down to captain for the first time in a competitive match, won the toss in a rain-affected match. Liton decided to bowl first keeping in mind nature. New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Finn Allen have been aggressive from the start.
Guptill started the innings with him and scored 75 runs in just 5.4 overs. Guptill made 44 off 19 balls with 1 four and 5 sixes before being caught by Afif Hossain off Sheikh Mehedi Hasan. Glenn Phillips, the hero of the previous match, scored 14 runs off 8 balls.
Bangladeshi Fielders falling in love with drop catch
Finn Allen could have returned to the dressing room with only 19 runs, but he gave the opportunity to get out again for 29 runs. But Bangladesh could not palpate any of them. First Rubel Hossain, then Soumya Sarkar. After touching fifty, Allen took it to the sky again, but he could not keep it.
After getting so many lives, that’s all there is to it. New Zealand lost 4 wickets in their innings in the match which came down in 10 overs due to rain and made a huge collection of 141 runs. For the only win of the tour, the Bangladesh team has to score 142 runs in 10 overs.
Allen picked up the first fifty of his career with just 18 balls after getting two lives. Which is the second-fastest fifty record in T20 cricket for New Zealand. Allen has again given four catches when his 69 runs. Shariful could not palpate his fourth catch.
However, after getting the fourth life, Allen can make only 2 more runs. In the last over of the innings, substitute fielder Mehdi Hasan Miraj took a good catch by running back from the short third man. Before being dismissed, 18-year-old Allen played a tornado innings of 61 off 29 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes. That’s why New Zealand scored just 141 in 10 Overs.
Guptill started the innings with him and scored 75 runs in just 5.4 overs. Guptill made 44 off 19 balls with 1 four and 5 sixes before being caught by Afif Hossain off Sheikh Mehedi Hasan. Glenn Phillips, the hero of the previous match, scored 14 runs off 8 balls. At last New Zealand scored just 141 in 10 Overs.
Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Shariful Islam, Rubel Hossain, and Sheikh Mehedi Hasan made two overs for Bangladesh. Taskin scored 24, Nasum 29, Shariful 21, Rubel 33, and Mehdi 34 runs. In contrast, Taskin, Mehdi, and Shariful got 1 wicket each.