Failure in New Zealand does not seem to be leaving behind the Bangladesh team. After the failure in the ODI series, the Bangladesh cricket team started the T20 series with a loss. In the first match of the three-match T20 series, the host New Zealand won by a huge margin of 6 runs.
Chasing a big target of 211 runs, the Tigers fell in front of the cannons of the Kiwi bowlers. Mahmudullah Bahini lost 6 wickets for only 59 runs in the procession. Opener Liton Das returned for 20 runs. Then Mohammad Naeem could not last long. He returned with 26 runs. Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun and captain Mahmudullah Riyadh could not settle for wickets. Bangladesh fell into a catastrophe due to the failure of the top order.
Defeat is certain. However, the goal of the Tigers is to reduce the gap. Afif Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin took the helm. With the determination of these two, Bangladesh was able to score 144 runs in the end. Afif made 45 off 33 balls. 34 runs came from Saifuddin’s bat.
Ish Sodhi took 4 wickets for New Zealand. Besides, Ferguson took 2 wickets.
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Earlier, after winning the toss, the Kiwis batted first and scored 210 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. After ODIs, this time Devon Conway has also carried out violence in T20. Although he could not score a century, he played an unbeaten innings of 92 runs. He made 11 boundaries and 3 sixes in 52 balls. Will Young also played a stormy innings. 53 runs came from just 30 balls with 4 sixes and 2 fours. In addition, Martin Guptill remained unbeaten on 35 off 26 balls and Glenn Phillips on 24 off 10 balls.
Conway won the Man of the Match award for his impeccable 92-run innings. The win gave New Zealand a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The two teams will meet in the second T20 of the series on March 30 in Napil