The finishing did not go well. Not in bowling, not in batting. Sometimes the majestic government showed a little glimpse. Excitement spread for a while in the stormy fifty of this left-arm batsman. However, it did not have much of an impact as a win-lose situation. Bangladesh could not get out of the cycle of failure. New Zealand secured the series win by winning the second T20 effortlessly.
New Zealand won by 27 runs in a rain-interrupted match using the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method. Playing without a number of regular players, the team went ahead 2-0 in the three-match series.
The New Zealand innings was interrupted on two occasions by rain. For the first time the game is closed for 25 minutes. The next time it rained, the hosts’ innings stopped there. New Zealand were 183 for 5 in 16.5 overs.
Bangladesh got a target of 161 runs in 16 overs. After Soumya’s fifty, the team can score only 142 runs.
Mahmudullah won the toss and elected to field at McLean Park in Napier. Martin Guptill and Finn Allen gave New Zealand a flying start. Allen, who got a taste of ‘Golden Duck’ in his debut, opened the scoring with a boundary in a reverse sweep. Allen caught the ball after Taskin hit a six. Mahmudullah could not catch the catches that went up very high. The high fees, however, did not pay. Allen (18 off 10 balls) was caught by Mohammad Naeem Sheikh in the square leg.
The fielder couldn’t believe he had caught this, nor could batsman Guptill. Once again, he failed to make a good start (21 off 18 balls).
Devon Conway, who was in great rhythm, could not go far this time. Mohammad Mithun was caught by the pool as Shariful Islam jumped a little extra. This is the young left-arm pacer’s first wicket since his nightmare debut in the previous match.
Will Young came back stumped trying to play when Mehdi Hasan’s ball came out. The off-spinning all-rounder then quickly dismissed Mark Chapman with a return catch.
New Zealand added 61 runs in 5.3 overs between the two rains. Bangladesh bowlers did not seem to be able to stop Glenn Phillips and Daryl Mitchell.
Rain comes in the tide of the run. This time the game is closed for a long time. The hosts’ innings also ended there.
Mitchell made 34 off 18 balls in 6 overs. Phillips scored 57 off 31 balls with two sixes and five fours. They made a pair of 72 runs in just 26 balls.
Shariful took a wicket with 16 runs in 3 overs. Nasum Ahmed gave only 25 runs in 4 overs. Kharuche was the other three bowlers.
At the start of Bangladesh’s run chase, the official Twitter page of New Zealand Cricket said that the target of 16 overs was 146. The commentators were saying the same goal, but they weren’t sure either. Due to this, the game was stopped for a while in the middle of the second over. Later, the visitors got the target of 160 runs in 16 overs.