January 19, 2022

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Report Card ; New Zealand v Bangladesh, 1st T20I 2021

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ODI series won by New Zealand team, now it’s time for T20I series. First T20I of the series is on 28th of March at Hamilton.

In absence of Kane Williamson, Tim Southee is leading the New Zealand. Kane Williamson will undergo through surgery after injury. While from Bangladesh team, Mushfiqur Rahim is misses out due to shoulder injury, Mahmudullah leading the Bangladeshi side.

Playing XI of both sides :

New Zealand : Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Will Young, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee (capt), Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Lockie Ferguson

Bangladesh : Liton Das (wk), Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah (capt), Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

New Zealand batted first in this game, and forgettable debut for Finn Allen, he departs on Golden Duck on the delivery of Nasum Ahmed. But Martin Guptill scored a quick cameo of 35 runs. Man in red hot form Devon Conway is leading the batting chart with brilliant, fabulous 92 runs. He smashed 11 fours and 3 sixes and remains unbeaten after end of the inning.

While Will Young scored a quick fifty in just 30 balls. He smashed 4 sixes with 2 fours. New Zealand brilliantly set a big total of 211 runs. This is huge total for inexperienced Bangladeshi batting line up.

New Zealand’s bowling attack destroyed batting lineup of Bangladesh. Ish Sodhi took four wickets and conceded only 28 runs. Afif Hussain is the only batsman who impressed most. He scored 45 runs alongwith five fours and single six.

New Zealand leads the three match T20I series by 1-0.