Ban vs NZ 2nd T20

Duckworth-Lewis method of targeting ‌ ‘drama’. At first, it was heard that Bangladesh needs 148 runs in 16 overs due to rain. The Tigers went down to bat with that target in mind. When the team’s run in 1.3 overs was 12 without wickets, then the news came – the target was wrong. If you want to win in the Duckworth method, you have to make 171 runs in 16 overs.

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In the second T20 of the series in Napier, Bangladesh got off to a great start despite standing in such a position. The majestic government raised hopes for a while with Mohammad Naeem. Bangladesh scored 94 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the first ten overs.

The Tigers need 76 off 36 balls. There are wickets in hand, it is not impossible to continue. But after 10 overs, the visitors’ innings were shattered by the pressure of the run.

In the end, Bangladesh stopped for 142 runs for 7 wickets. The Tigers lost the T20 series to New Zealand with one match left after losing by 28 runs to Duckworth Lewis.

Soumya batted well with the target of 171 runs in front. He picked up fifty off 25 balls, 5 fours, and 3 sixes. But in the first ball of the 11th over, the left-arm batsman was caught in the long on when he tried to lift Tim Southee. Then the danger of Bangladesh started.

Naeem could not keep up with the ball. After a majestic return, he also returned to the dressing room with a break of one over and scored 38 off 35 balls. Then, captain, Mahmudullah Riyad played short innings of 21 runs off 12 balls with 4 boundaries. But no one was able to fulfill the responsibility of leading the team.

Afif Hossain (2), Mohammad Mithun (1), Saifuddin (3) could not turn the wheel. In the end, Mehdi Hasan remained unbeaten on 12 off 7 balls with 1 six. Although by then the team rate has been confirmed.

Earlier, the Bangladeshi bowlers could not stop Glenn Phillips and Daryl Mitchell even though the Kiwis took 5 wickets in 111 runs. Phillips remained unbeaten on 58 off 31 balls and Mitchell on 34 off 18 balls.

Mehdi Hasan took 2 wickets and spent 45 runs in 4 overs. Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed and Shariful Islam took one wicket each. Saifuddin scored 35 runs in 3 overs and Taskin scored 49 runs in 3.5 overs.

Shoriful bowled well enough. The young pacer, who was beaten in the previous match, gave only 18 runs in 3 overs today. Besides, Nasum Ahmed was frugal even though he did not get a wicket, giving 25 runs in 4 overs.

Fortunately, New Zealand won by 28 runs – DLS Method – due to rain and won the t20 series.

NEW ZEALAND 173/5(17.5 overs)
Glenn Phillips 58(31) Mahedi Hasan
2/45 (4)
Daryl Mitchell
34(16) Shoriful Islam 1/16(3)

BAN 142/7 (16) DLS
Soumya Sarkar 51(27) Hamish Bennett
Mohammad Naim 38 (35) Tim Southee 2/21(4)

By Alex