Had to play in the rain. After the game stopped, the game started before the rain stopped again. The goal was not even known at the start of the run chase. In the second T20 against New Zealand, the Bangladesh team had to go through many such strange things. Coach Russell Domingo said he had never seen anything like it before.
Rain thwarted New Zealand’s batting in Tuesday’s match in Napier with two points. Once the game is closed for 25 minutes. The over was not cut then. Another rain stopped the game after 16.5 overs. New Zealand’s run was 163 for 5. The Kiwis could no longer bat.
Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method to chase the run to end the goal of the dam. According to the official Twitter account of New Zealand Cricket, Bangladesh will have to bowl 148 in 16 overs. TV commentators also point to the same goal. However, it also said that officially they are not sure about the goal.
After 1.3 overs in Bangladesh’s innings, the game stopped again. Doubts about the goal that did not go away! Bangladesh coach Domingo was seen talking to the match referee. After the game was stopped for some time, it was officially announced that Bangladesh’s target was 160 in 18 overs.
This goal did not work out in the end. During Bangladesh’s innings, it was informed again that the target was 181. Bangladesh, however, could not reach the target of 146 runs. He stopped for 142 runs.
At the Domingo press conference after the match, there were more questions about these. The Bangladesh coach said he witnessed something new.”I don’t think I’ve ever been in a match where the batsmen didn’t know how much to target when it came to batting. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. No one had any idea how much we needed in 5 overs or in 8 overs. I have never seen anything like this in any match. ””I don’t think it’s right to start the game before the goal is finalized or at some point we are sure how many runs we need. I don’t think it was good enough. ”
Domingo explained the reason why the game started even though the goal was not final. Although he does not agree with that interpretation.
“They were waiting for the print out. The reckoning was going on. But I couldn’t wait for the game to start, because time was running out. All in all, it’s frustrating. “”While they were waiting, there was no need to start the game. They told me it could be out as soon as it was 2-1 in a normal innings. But here they could not, so it was too late. Much more was happening. I’m not making excuses, but it’s very frustrating for us. “Bowling has also been a frustrating day for Bangladesh. The team had to take to the field in the pouring rain, bowling and fielding in the rain for a long time before the second half of the game ended. Domingo has never seen anything like it before.
“I have never seen a team field in such a rainy season. The ball was wet, slipping. I am not giving any excuse. But everything from the condition seemed to be against us today. I have never seen a team on the field in the rain before. I knew before, the cover is not removed if the rain does not stop, the game can not be started again. I don’t know if the rules have changed. ”
After the match, Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah also expressed doubts about the DLS score.
“It simply came to our notice then. We didn’t know how much to do in 5 overs or the DLS score was constantly changing on the scorecard. There was suspicion. But it can happen in the game. ”
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who has been rested from the series, also shared his surprise on Twitter.
“What is the goal, how can it be possible to start a run without knowing it? It’s crazy. “