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    New Zealand Vs Bangladesh 1st T20I - Bangladesh in New Zealand, 3 T20I Series, 2021 - summary

    Date: Mar 28, 2021 Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
    NZ
    210/3 (20.0 Ovs)
    BAN
    144/8 (20.0 Ovs)

    New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 66 runs

    Man of the match: Devon Conway
    Last Wicket: Shoriful Islam c Martin Guptill b Hamish Bennett 5 (7) - 133/8 in 18.1 Over

    COMMENTARY

    Right then. It has been yet another destructive performance by the Kiwis and they deservedly go up 1-0 in the 3-game T20I series. Not a lot of time for Bangladesh to retrospect and they will want to make a comeback in the second game which is a series-decider of sorts as if the visitors lose, then the series will go the way of the Blackcaps. The 2nd T20I of the series will be played on Tuesday, 30th March 2021 at 1900 local (0600 GMT). We hope to have your company for that game. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
    Tim Southee, the captain of New Zealand, says that it was nice and putting up such a performance with a young team is pleasing. Mentions that Will Young has been around for some time and it was pleasing to see him do well today and also Devon Conway who is carrying on with his great form. Feels that when you have a couple of guys knocking on the door, it is a great sign. Says that you stick to your plan with the ball but it is always nice to have runs on the board. Regarding Lockie Ferguson, Southee replies that it is not easy to come back from an injury break but he will be happy with the way he bowled.
    Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh skipper, says that their bowlers bowled quite well and praises Nasum Ahmed for his spell. Feels that they let themselves down once again in the batting department and need to pick themselves up. Lauds Devon Conway for his knock and mentions that he has been in great form. Reminds that they had a chance to dismiss him but failed and adds that they need to find ways to get him out. Mahmudullah further opines that 190 was a good score here to chase but they conceded a few more boundaries at the death. Calls Ish Sodhi an experienced campaigner and feels that the ball was gripping for him. Tells that they cannot afford to repeat the same mistakes again and again.
    PLAYER OF THE MATCH IS DEVON CONWAY! He starts by saying that he is pretty happy with the way things went today. Calls it happy days. Mentions that you got to be really positive (after losing wickets) and is glad that it came off for him. Tells that it was awesome to bat with Will Young. Shares that for him it's all about watching the ball and sticking to the basics, although sometimes he does try to premeditate his reverse-batted shots.
    Clinical show by the Blackcaps despite missing plenty of first-team players. Devon Conway and debutant Will Young set the right tone in their batting innings and it was capped off by some insane hitting at the death by Devon and Glenn Phillips. A total in excess of 200 was always going to be difficult to overhaul and the Kiwi bowlers did the job exceedingly well to earn an easy win. Stay tuned for the presentation...
    It anyway was a stiff target to chase for the Bangla Tigers and it became next to impossible after they lost 4 wickets in the Powerplay. Their flavourless batting show on this tour continued and had Afif Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin not combined for a partnership, the defeat margin would have been even bigger.
    Bangladesh have been beaten black and blue here in the first T20I! Everyone expected the Kiwi pacers to do the damage but as it turned out, Ish Sodhi, the leg spinner, blew away Bangladesh's top order. Once again Ish was in top gear, picking up his second 4-wicket haul in two months and it was strange to see a team from the subcontinent struggle against a leggie..
    19.6
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR, EDGY FOUR! A boundary to wrap up this game. On a good length and close to off, Mohammad Saifuddin swings his willow at this and the ball takes the outside edge, goes over point and into the ropes, on a couple of bounces. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 66 RUNS! 
    19.5
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, A slower short ball around off this time, Mohammad Saifuddin again swings his blade at this but fails to connect bat with ball. 
    19.4
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Around off, length, punched to the covers. 
    19.3
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, This time, this is short and around off, Mohammad Saifuddin goes back and looks to cut, but this is way too close to his body to cut. So, he misses. 
    19.2
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Well bowled this time. Sees Mohammad coming down the track and hence, Daryl Mitchell bowls this one fuller and wider outside off, Mohammad Saifuddin cannot reach out. 
    19.1
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, SIX, SIX! WHAM! On a good length, around the off pole, Mohammad Saifuddin comes down and cracks this one over the long on region. 
    18.6
    Hamish Bennett to Nasum Ahmed, no run, Around off, on a length, worked to the short third man uppishly, but it lands ahead of the man there. 6 balls left, can New Zealand bowl out Bangladesh?
    18.5
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, A low full toss on middle, slogged away to deep mid-wicket for a single. Wanted two but would have been way too risky. 
    18.4
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, A yorker on off, Mohammad Saifuddin again does well to dig this one out. 
    18.3
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Another length ball on middle, Mohammad Saifuddin keeps this one out. 
    18.2
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Around middle, length, punched back to Hamish, who fails to stop the ball, but it goes onto hit the stumps at the other end. 
    Nasum Ahmed is in next.
    18.1
    Hamish Bennett to Shoriful Islam, out, OUT! CAUGHT! A STUNNER! What a catch and this is a beauty from Guppy. He followed the ball all the way and put in a full length dive to take this catch, on this 100th T20I game for him. A length ball, around off, Shoriful Islam slices this one over the point region, where Martin Guptill runs behind, keeps his eyes on the ball and dives to take a stunning catch. 
    Hamish Bennett is back to operate. 0/19 in his 3 overs.
    17.6
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR, FOUR! In the gap and a boundary. On a good length around off, Mohammad Saifuddin slams this one through extra cover and the ball finds the ropes. 
    17.5
    Tim Southee to Shoriful Islam, 1 run, An off pace ball on off, Islam pushes this one, off the toe end of the bat, to covers for one. 
    17.4
    Tim Southee to Shoriful Islam, no run, A chance to take the catch but Tim was a bit late in his reflexes. A slower ball around off, Shoriful Islam slams this one back to where it came from. Tim Southee gets his hands across and gets his fingers to the ball but fails to hold on. The ball goes towards the mid off region. 
    17.4
    Tim Southee to Shoriful Islam, wide, 1 run, WIDE. Short and around off, Islam misses his shot and the umpire flexes his arms, to signal a wide. 
    17.3
    Tim Southee to Shoriful Islam, FOUR, FOUR! SLAM! On a good length and around off, whacked through extra cover for a boundary. 
    Player review for a caught behind! Tim Southee takes the DRS and it turns out to be one of the worst ever. Daylight between bat and ball.
    17.2
    Tim Southee to Shoriful Islam, no run, NOT OUT! An optimistic review but it yields nothing for the Blackcaps. On a good length and around off, Islam looks to play at this one through the off side but misses and the ball goes to the keeper, Conway, who takes it nicely. An appeal for caught behind, but the umpire is unmoved. Tim wants the review and so, he takes it upstairs. A big gap between ball and bat and the Ultra Edge confirms the same. 
    17.1
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, On a good length and around off, Mohammad Saifuddin chips this one over mid on, for a single. 
    16.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Shoriful Islam, no run, Length and around off, pushed to the point fielder. 89 needed in the last 3 overs. Safe to say that this game is done and dusted. 
    16.5
    Lockie Ferguson to Shoriful Islam, no run, A short ball around off, Shoriful Islam moves leg side and looks to play the upper cut but he misses. 
    Shoriful Islam is the new batsman.
    16.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, out, OUT! TIMBER! Afif loses his stumps, after displaying some good strokes. Lockie Ferguson bowls a full toss on the leg pole as he sees Afif Hossain making room to the leg side. Afif looks to guide this one to the off side but he misses due to the extra pace. The ball crashes into the leg pole and Bangladesh lose their 7th here. 89 needed in 20 balls. 
    16.3
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, FOUR, FOUR! Terrific shot and this was almost a six. On a good length, around off, Afif Hossain stands his ground and lofts this one with a straight bat over the mid off region for a boundary. 
    16.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, no run, A full toss around off, this is guided to the short third man region. 
    16.1
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Bowls a very nice yorker on middle, MS does well to dig this one out, to the square leg region for a single. 
    Lockie Ferguson to bowl out. 1/20 from him so far.
    15.6
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, A pace off ball around off, pushed to covers for an easy single. 4 off this one. 94 needed off the last 4 overs. 
    15.5
    Tim Southee to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Around off, length, nudged through mid-wicket for a quick single. 
    15.4
    Tim Southee to Afif Hossain, no run, Outside off, on a back of a length, AH comes down and slaps this one, but only finds the cover fielder. 
    15.4
    Tim Southee to Afif Hossain, wide, 1 run, Way too short and outside off, left alone. Wided. 
    15.3
    Tim Southee to Afif Hossain, no run, SWING AND A MISS! A back of a length delivery, around the off pole, Afif Hossain looks to swing this one across the line but misses. 
    15.2
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Back of a length on off, pulled to mid-wicket for a single. 
    15.1
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, SWING AND A MISS! Southee bowls a short ball wide outside off, Mohammad Saifuddin comes down the track and swings his blade at this. Fails to connect. 
    Tim Southee is into the attack again. 1/19 in his 2 overs so far.
    14.6
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Short and on middle, Saifuddin swings his bat and pulls it behind square leg for a run.
    14.5
    Hamish Bennett to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Width on offer outside off, it's steered to deep point for a single.
    14.4
    Hamish Bennett to Afif Hossain, no run, Tries to be innovative but fails to connect. A length delivery wide outside off, Hossain walks across the stumps for the paddle scoop but then realizes that it's too wide. Tries to play the ramp shot at the last moment but misses.
    14.3
    Hamish Bennett to Afif Hossain, no run, Sent back in time! Short in length outside off, it's slapped straight down the ground to mid off where it finds Southee. Saifuddin wants a run but is sent back as Southee misses his shy at the bowler's end.
    14.2
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Slower short ball round off, Saifuddin stands back and taps it down to point for one.
    14.1
    Hamish Bennett to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Angling away from the batsman, on a good length, Afif dabs it down to third man for a run.
    Hamish Bennett is back into the attack from the City End. 2-0-15-0 are his figures so far.
    13.6
    Daryl Mitchell to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Short again, on middle, pulled down to deep mid-wicket for one. 12 from the over, the 50-run stand is up!
    13.5
    Daryl Mitchell to Afif Hossain, FOUR, FOUR! Short in length and on middle, Afif rides the bounce and bangs his pull shot to the deep mid-wicket fence.
    13.4
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, leg byes, 1 run, A length delivery around leg, MS tries to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It deflects towards cover-point and they cross.
    13.3
    Daryl Mitchell to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Off pace delivery, on a length and wide outside off, Afif chops it down on the off side for one.
    13.2
    Daryl Mitchell to Afif Hossain, FOUR, FOUR! Cut and cut well! 100 up for Bangladesh! Short in length and wide outside off, Afif whacks it through point and it races away. Beats the diving effort by Lockie Ferguson in the deep and finds the fence.
    13.1
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Starts with a slower one, full and on off, Saifuddin pushes it gently to the off side for a run.
    Daryl Mitchell is into the attack now.
    12.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, On middle, whipped away through mid-wicket for a single. 114 needed in 42 balls. 
    12.5
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, That was a spicy bumper on this occasion. Bowls this one around off and middle, Mohammad Saifuddin just sways away from the line of the ball and lets it through. 
    12.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Saifuddin, 2 runs, Another short ball on off, Mohammad Saifuddin pulls this one past the man at short mid-wicket, to the deep, for a couple of runs. 
    12.3
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Outside off, slapped away to deep cover for a single. 
    12.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, 2 runs, Short and around off, slower one too, AF pulls this one to deep mid-wicket, where Daryl Mitchell dives to his right and does well to stop the ball. A single. 
    12.1
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, no run, EGDED...SHORT! On a good length, around off, Afif Hossain looks to run this one down this to the third man region, but he only manages a thin outside edge, which goes towards Devon Conway but on a bounce. 
    Lockie Ferguson is back on. 2-0-14-1 from him so far.
    11.6
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Short and around off, punched to deep covers for a single. Sodhi is done for the evening as he finishes with figures of 4-0-28-4. Outstanding stuff from the leggie, just missing out on bettering his best bowling figures in this format. It's also 4/28 which came against Australia in Christchurch last month.
    11.5
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, On off, played to the off side for a single. 
    11.5
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, wide, 1 run, WIDE. Slipped down the leg side and MS misses his tuck away. Wide signalled. 
    11.4
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR, FOUR! WHAM! Mohammad Saifuddin is looking for the boundaries here and he is looking good. Short and around off, Mohammad Saifuddin goes back and whacks this one through mid-wicket. 
    11.3
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Around off, cut away to short third man for a single. 
    11.2
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, In the air...safe! Tosses this one up and lands it around off, Mohammad Saifuddin slams this one towards the long off region, where Daryl Mitchell runs ahead, but the ball lands in front of him. One run. 
    11.1
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Short on middle, pulled to the right of the deep square leg fielder for a single. 
    DRS time! It's for an lbw shout against Mohammad Saifuddin. Seems to be going down the leg side. Missing leg. Review is lost for the Blackcaps.
    10.6
    Glenn Phillips to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, NOT OUT! A review taken but it clearly looked to be going down the leg side here. Short and on the leg pole, Mohammad Saifuddin looks to tuck it to the on side but he misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal from Glenn Phillips but the umpire is unmoved. They go for the review but as thought earlier, it was going down leg. 
    10.5
    Glenn Phillips to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Flatter again this time and on middle, MS smothers the ball out. 
    10.4
    Glenn Phillips to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Shortish and on off, punched to the cover region. 
    10.3
    Glenn Phillips to Afif Hossain, 1 run, On off, driven through covers for a single. 
    10.3
    Glenn Phillips to Mohammad Saifuddin, wide, 2 runs, TWO WIDES. Slipped down the leg side, Mohammad Saifuddin leaves this one and the keeper fumbles and allows the batters to cross ends. 
    10.2
    Glenn Phillips to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Darted on middle, nudged through square leg for one more run. 
    10.1
    Glenn Phillips to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Short and around off, worked through mid-wicket for one. 
    Glenn Phillips to have a crack with the ball.
    9.6
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, On middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. 135 needed from 10 overs. 
    9.5
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Flat, outside off, Afif Hossain reverse sweeps this one to the man at short third man for a single. A good diving stop.
    9.4
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, SIX, SIX! Going, going, goneee! Wonderfully hit. Given a nice flight and landed around off, Afif Hossain skips down the track and clubs this one all the way over the long off fence. 
    9.3
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Shortish and outside off, slapped away to deep cover for a single. 
    9.2
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Tossed up around off, MS blocks, from within the crease. 
    9.1
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Full and tossed up and on off, Afif sweeps this one hard to the long on region for a single. 
    8.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Shortish and on middle, Hossain goes for the pull but fails to middle it well. It's a bit uppish initially but goes safely to mid on. A single to close the over.
    8.5
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, FOUR, FOUR! Put away! Slightly too full from Lockie and it's too straight in line as well, Afif picks it off his pads and whips it to the deep mid-wicket fence.
    8.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, 2 runs, Mishit! Ferguson digs in a short ball on off, Afif mistimes his pull shot in the air and it lands safely outside the ring at mid-wicket. Two taken.
    8.3
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, no run, On a length and close to off, Afif stays back and defends it to the off side.
    8.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, no run, Shortish and on off, Hossain forces it from the crease and this time Guptill makes a fine stop to his right.
    8.1
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, no run, PUT DOWN! Almost a ripper from Guptill. A full toss on middle and leg, following the batsman, Afif slaps it uppishly to the left side of point where Guptill flies in that direction but fails to hang on.
    Lockie Ferguson is back on.
    7.6
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, No hat-trick on this occasion for Sodhi, but this has been another wonderful over by him. Floated and full around off, Mohammad Saifuddin dabs this one to the off side, with soft hands. 6 runs and two wickets from this one. 
    Mohammad Saifuddin is the new batsman. Hat-trick ball coming up...
    7.5
    Ish Sodhi to Mahedi Hasan, out, OUT! DRAGGED ON AGAIN! Sodhi has his fourth and he is on a Hat-trick too. Can you believe this? This is like a replica of the previous delivery. Another short ball around off, a googly, Mahedi Hasan looks to tap this one to the off side, but the ball bounces slightly more and takes the inside half of the bat, and then goes onto hit the furniture behind. The visitors lose their 6th wicket and there seems to be no coming back into this game for them. 
    Mahedi Hasan walks in next.
    7.4
    Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah, out, OUT! DRAGGED ON! Sodhi gets another one this time. Bangladesh in complete disarray here as half their side is back in their hut. Flatter and around off, Mahmudullah looks to play this one to the off side but the ball takes the inside edge and goes onto hit the timber behind him. 
    7.3
    Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah, no run, Shortish around off, Mahmudullah looks to cut but the ball takes the bottom edge and goes to the off side. 
    7.2
    Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, Tossed up and around off, driven through covers for a couple. 
    7.1
    Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah, FOUR, FOUR! Lovely stroke! Flighted around off, Mahmudullah lofts this one over the cover region and into the ropes. 
    6.6
    Mark Chapman to Afif Hossain, FOUR, FOUR! Edgy! Skidding away from the left-hander outside off, Afif waits for it and then delicately eases it past short third man for a boundary. 50 up for Bangladesh!
    6.5
    Mark Chapman to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Sliding down the leg side, Mahmudullah premeditates his paddle scoop and sends it down to fine leg for one.
    6.4
    Mark Chapman to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, Fuller and on the pads, it's worked through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    6.3
    Mark Chapman to Mahmudullah, no run, Skidding into the batsman, Mahmudullah tries to heave but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
    6.2
    Mark Chapman to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Flatter and outside off, played down in front of point for a run.
    6.1
    Mark Chapman to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Quicker delivery on middle, worked in the gap at mid-wicket for a run.
    Afif Hossain is the new batsman. Mark Chapman to bowl now...
    5.6
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Mithun, out, OUT! Bowled 'em! Two wickets in the over for Sodhi and Bangladesh are in a big spot of bother. 44/4 in the Powerplay. Deception from Ish, it's the wrong 'un which is bowled slower through the air, Mithun kneels down for an ugly swipe across the line but misses the ball completely. The stumps are shattered and Bangladesh are in tatters.
    5.5
    Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Short and on middle, Mahmudullah pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    Mahmudullah is the new batsman. The skipper needs to steady the ship here.
    5.4
    Ish Sodhi to Soumya Sarkar, out, OUT! Great caught and bowled by Sodhi, diving to his right! A well-disguised wrong 'un, landing full and close to off, Sarkar fails to read the variation as he closes the face of the bat early in an attempt to flick it on the leg side. It lobs back to the bowler off the leading edge and Sodhi dives across to his right to complete an excellent one-handed catch. 168 needed off 86 balls.
    5.3
    Ish Sodhi to Soumya Sarkar, no run, Extra loop this time, full and floated on leg, Sarkar clips it off his pads to mid-wicket.
    5.2
    Ish Sodhi to Soumya Sarkar, no run, Tossed up ball around off, driven through the line but straight to covers.
    5.1
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Mithun, 1 run, Loopy and full on middle, Mithun drags it off the inner half to the leg side for a run.
    Ish Sodhi is into the attack now.
    4.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Mithun, 1 run, Width on offer outside off, Mithun runs it down to third man for a run. 7 runs and a wicket from the over!
    4.5
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Mithun, 2 runs, Short and on middle, it's pulled behind square leg for a couple of runs. Glenn Phillips slides in the deep and sends in a flat throw to the keeper as the batsmen complete the second run. The replays show that a direct hit at the striker's end would have found Mithun short.
    4.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Mithun, no run, Sharp delivery again, 148 kph, Mithun swings his bat late and it comes off his thigh pad.
    4.3
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Mithun, no run, Almost chops it on! Good length ball close to off, skidding off the surface, Mithun tries to run it down but gets an inside edge and it bounces over the stumps.
    Mohammad Mithun is the number 4 batsman.
    4.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Naim, out, OUT! Plumb in front! Lockie gets his revenge immediately. A 147 kph delivery, it's full and in the line of the stumps, Naim tries to be adventurous as he shuffles across the stumps for a heave-ho across the line. Fails to connect and is rapped on the pads. They appeal and the finger goes up. Naim looks at his partner and gets the suggestion to not take the DRS. The young man walks back.
    4.1
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Naim, FOUR, FOUR! What a shot! Naim is not bothered about the extra pace of Lockie. He gets a length ball in his half and smashes it over the bowler's head for a boundary. The youthful exuberance is always a delight to watch!
    Bowling change. Lockie Ferguson is unleashed into the attack.
    3.6
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, On a length and outside off, it's slapped towards cover-point for one. 9 from the over!
    3.5
    Hamish Bennett to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, Short in length and outside off, Sarkar carves it towards backward point for one.
    3.4
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, Fuller and on middle, hacked across the line to mid-wicket for a single.
    3.3
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, 2 runs, Clean effort in the deep by Finn Allen! Bennett pitches it up and outside off, Naim unfurls a square drive and it races away. Allen runs across to his left from third man, puts in a slide near the fence and pulls it back. The ball though starts to roll towards the line again as he picks it up. The onfield umpire gets it checked upstairs and is told by the third umpire that it's a clean piece of fielding. Two added to the total.
    3.2
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, no run, Stays inside the crease to a length ball and chops it down to point.
    3.1
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, FOUR, FOUR! Crunched! A cutter from Bennett, around off on a length and it grips as well but Naim is in his zone, he takes a good positive stride forward and creams his drive through covers.
    2.6
    Tim Southee to Soumya Sarkar, no run, Swing and a miss! Short in length and outside off, Sarkar tries to pull but misses.
    2.5
    Tim Southee to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, FOUR! Sarkar is off the mark with a fine back foot punch. Southee serves it on a length outside off, Sarkar moves back and forces it in the gap at extra cover for a boundary.
    2.4
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, Slower one, on a length around middle, Naim drops it with gentle wrists to mid-wicket and pinches a single.
    2.4
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, wide, 1 run, Wide! Too wide outside off, short in length, Naim swishes and misses.
    2.3
    Tim Southee to Liton Das, out, OUT! Southee strikes! He sprinkles his variation on this ball by rolling his fingers and serves it on a length around middle, Liton is a shade early into his shot across the line and it balloons in the air off the leading edge. Ish Sodhi settles underneath it at mid on and takes the skier safely. First blow to Bangladesh. 191 runs needed in 105 balls!
    Soumya Sarkar walks out at Number 3. 
    2.2
    Tim Southee to Liton Das, FOUR, FOUR! Swung away! Southee goes wide of the crease as he delivers a shortish ball on middle and leg, Liton turns inside the crease and powers it over square leg for a boundary. 
    2.1
    Tim Southee to Liton Das, no run, Good length ball on top of off, just a hint of shape, Das stays back and taps it down to backward point.
    1.6
    Hamish Bennett to Liton Das, leg byes, 1 run, Swing and a miss! Pace off from Hamish, it's full and on middle, angling down, Liton fails to flick and it goes off his pads to the leg side. They cross for a leg bye. Good comeback by Bennett in the over after conceding a boundary on the first ball.
    1.6
    Hamish Bennett to Liton Das, wide, 1 run, Wide! Drifting down the leg side, fuller in length again, Das allows it through to the keeper.
    1.5
    Hamish Bennett to Liton Das, no run, Liton tries to give himself room by walking down the leg side, Bennett follows him with a fuller length delivery and Das only manages to push it towards mid on.
    1.4
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, Bennett pitches it up and outside off, Naim drives it down to mid off and picks up a single. Liton is on strike for the first time now in this run chase.
    1.3
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, no run, A bit of width on offer outside off, Naim slaps it off his back foot but finds the point fielder.
    1.2
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, no run, Well bowled! On a good length around middle, some extra bounce as it moves back into the left-hander, Naim fails to defend and it goes off his thigh pad to short third man.
    1.1
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, FOUR, FOUR! Naim is looking in fine touch, enjoying the good batting conditions. Short in length and around middle, Naim stands back and swings it behind square leg for a boundary.
    0.6
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, Good length ball on middle, Naim taps it down on the leg side for one.
    Who will partner Tim with the new ball? Hamish Bennett, it is. 
    0.5
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, no run, Some shape there for Southee as he pitches it full around middle, Naim defends it back.
    0.4
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, no run, Slower one, on a back of a length on off, Naim plays it late but find short third man.
    0.3
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, FOUR, FOUR! Second in the first over! A full toss outside off, Naim needs no second invitation to put it away as he smashes it through cover-point for a cracking boundary.
    0.2
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, no run, Short in length and outside off, Naim slaps it through the line but finds point. 
    0.1
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, FOUR, FOUR! Bangladesh are underway with a boundary! Fuller in length around off, just a hint of shape for Southee, Naim slices his drive past backward point for a boundary.

    MATCH DETAILS

    144 in 20.0 overs (7.2 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by New Zealand

    Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ), Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)

    Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZ)

    BAN
    144/8 (20.0 Ovs)
    NZ
    210/3 (20.0 Ovs)

    New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 66 runs

    Man of the match: Devon Conway
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Martin Guptill
    c Soumya Sarkar b Nasum Ahmed
    352732129.63
    Finn Allen
    b Nasum Ahmed
    01000
    Devon Conway (W)
    not out
    9252113176.92
    Will Young
    c Afif Hossain b Mahedi Hasan
    533024176.67
    Glenn Phillips
    not out
    241031240
    Total210 in 20.0 overs (10.5 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 0lb 2, w 4, nb 0, p ) 6

    Fall of wickets

    1-1 (Finn Allen, 0.6),2-53 (Martin Guptill, 6.5),3-158 (Will Young, 16.5),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Nasum Ahmed403020nb, 1w
    Mohammad Saifuddin404300nb, 2w
    Shoriful Islam405000nb, 0w
    Mustafizur Rahman404800nb, 1w
    Mahedi Hasan403710nb, 0w
    BATTINGRB4S6SSR
    Mohammad Naim
    lbw b Lockie Ferguson
    271850150
    Liton Das (W)
    c Ish Sodhi b Tim Southee
    451080
    Soumya Sarkar
    c & b Ish Sodhi
    561083.33
    Mohammad Mithun
    b Ish Sodhi
    460066.67
    Mahmudullah (C)
    b Ish Sodhi
    11910122.22
    Afif Hossain
    b Lockie Ferguson
    453351136.36
    Mahedi Hasan
    b Ish Sodhi
    01000
    Mohammad Saifuddin
    not out
    343431100
    Shoriful Islam
    c Martin Guptill b Hamish Bennett
    571071.43
    Nasum Ahmed
    not out
    01000
    Total144 in 20.0 overs (7.2 runs per over)
    ExtrasExtras (b 0lb 2, w 7, nb 0, p ) 9

    Fall of wickets

    1-20 (Liton Das, 2.3),2-39 (Mohammad Naim, 4.2),3-43 (Soumya Sarkar, 5.4),4-44 (Mohammad Mithun, 5.6),5-59 (Mahmudullah, 7.4),6-59 (Mahedi Hasan, 7.5),7-122 (Afif Hossain, 16.4),8-133 (Shoriful Islam, 18.1),

    BOWLINGOVERSMRW ECON EXTRAS
    Tim Southee403410nb, 3w
    Hamish Bennett402010nb, 1w
    Lockie Ferguson402520nb, 0w
    Ish Sodhi402840nb, 1w
    Mark Chapman10900nb, 0w
    Glenn Phillips10500nb, 1w
    Daryl Mitchell202100nb, 0w

    MATCH DETAILS

    144 in 20.0 overs (7.2 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by New Zealand

    Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ), Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)

    Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZ)

    HIndi
    NZ
    210/3 (20.0 Ovs)
    BAN
    144/8 (20.0 Ovs)

    New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 66 runs

    Man of the match: Devon Conway
    Last Wicket: Shoriful Islam c Martin Guptill b Hamish Bennett 5 (7) - 133/8 in 18.1 Over

    COMMENTARY

    End of over

    NZ 210/3 (20.0 Ovs)

    We are back for the run chase. The Kiwi players are in a huddle, as Tim Southee is imparting some final words of wisdom. Done with that, they go out and look to spread out too. The openers for Bangladesh, Liton Das and Mohammad Naim follow them out. Skipper, Tim Southee has the ball in hand now. Here we go...
    Bangladesh bowled well but only in patches. They were mostly on the expensive side throughout with a few quiet overs here and there. Plenty of debutants in this match, two each from both sides. Finn Allen didn't have a happy outing while Nasum Ahmed impressed. Likewise, Will Young showed his class with a superb fifty but Shoriful Islam had a debut to forget. Overall, it's been a great batting display by New Zealand on this good-looking surface and now they will be backing their fiery bowling attack to do the job. Do join us in a short while for the chase.
    The debutant, who scored a fifty on debut too, Will Young is in for a quick chat! He says that it was awesome and it is a good total to defend. Tells that he wanted to play nice and positively. Says that sometimes you come when the platform is set, sometimes you have to come in when the team is in trouble.
    A strong batting show by New Zealand after electing to bat first! They did lose the first wicket cheaply as debutant Finn Allen bagged a golden duck but after that, the home team managed to build excellent partnerships. Once again Devon Conway was the centrifugal force of their batting as he formed a 52-run stand with Martin Guptill to consolidate the innings after an early loss of wicket and then with another debutant, Will Young, Conway was involved in a 105-run stand off just 60 balls.
    77 runs in the last 5 overs and New Zealand have posted a massive total on the board. A fiery partnership in the death overs between Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips beautifully assisted the Blackcaps' cause as they went hammer and tongs and pumped New Zealand's total past the 200-run mark.
    19.6
    Mustafizur Rahman to Devon Conway, 2 runs, Fuller and on leg, Devon works this one through mid on. He wants two and the batters run very hard to come back for the second. NEW ZEALAND FINISH ON 210/3! 
    19.5
    Mustafizur Rahman to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! Does not matter where you place your fielders when this man is batting. On a good length and around off, Devon Conway slaps this one past the bowler, through mid on, into the ropes downtown. The 50-run stand is up now too. 
    19.4
    Mustafizur Rahman to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! OHHHH! That's funky from Conway. Fantastic shot. On a good length, around off, Devon Conway goes slightly low and just reverse scoops this one over the short third man fielder. A boundary. 
    19.3
    Mustafizur Rahman to Glenn Phillips, 1 run, Length and around off, lofted to deep cover for a single. 200 up for New Zealand! 
    19.2
    Mustafizur Rahman to Glenn Phillips, FOUR, MISFIELD, FOUR! You want to save every run you can in these death moments but this was a very poor effort. On a length, outside off, Glenn Phillips carves this one through point, where the man lets the ball through, to the ropes. 
    19.1
    Mustafizur Rahman to Glenn Phillips, FOUR, EDGED AND FOUR! A seam up ball around off, Glenn Phillips looks to play this one through the off side but the ball takes the top edge, goes over the leaping short third man fielder and into the third man ropes. 
    19.1
    Mustafizur Rahman to Glenn Phillips, wide, 1 run, WIDE. Mustafizur Rahman runs in and looks to flirt with that wide line. Unfortunately for him, he bowls it on the wrong side of the tramline, outside off and a wide is signalled. 
    Mustafizur Rahman to bowl the final over. Can he restrict New Zealand under 200?
    18.6
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, 2 runs, Length on middle, whipped away to the left of the deep mid-wicket fielder for a couple of runs. 14 runs off the penultimate over. 
    18.5
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, no run, Yorker around off, DC looks to dig this one out but fails to do so. 
    18.4
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, SIX, SIX! WHAM! Conway moves to 80. On a good length, outside off, Devon Conway gets low and whacks this one over the deep point fence for a biggie. 
    18.3
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! On a good length, on middle, Devon Conway flicks this one through mid-wicket. The man in the deep, runs to his right, looks to pull the ball back in but fails. 
    18.2
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Glenn Phillips, 1 run, In the air..safe! On a good length around off, Glenn Phillips lofts this one towards the long off region, where the man in the deep charges ahead but cannot get to the ball. He throws the ball to the bowler's end, as Glenn Phillips wanted two, but he came back in, as the bowler whipped the bails off. One run. 
    18.1
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, 1 run, Good length around off, carved to deep point for one. 
    Mohammad Saifuddin returns to the attack to bowl his last over. 0/29 from him so far.
    17.6
    Shoriful Islam to Glenn Phillips, FOUR, FOUR! Goes over extra cover this time and over the leaping man there. Good length, around off, Glenn Phillips gets his blade under this and lofts it over extra cover and the ball races past the ropes. Islam ends with 4-0-50-0, a bad day at the office for the debutant. 2 more overs left, can the Blackcaps cross the 200-run mark?
    17.5
    Shoriful Islam to Glenn Phillips, no run, SWING AND A MISS! On a good length, angled across the right-hander, Glenn Phillips swings his blade at this. Fails to connect on this occasion. 
    17.4
    Shoriful Islam to Glenn Phillips, SIX, SIX! Not timed to perfection but enough for the ball to go over the ropes. On a length, around off, slower ball too, Glenn Phillips hoicks this one across the line, over the deep square leg fence. 
    17.3
    Shoriful Islam to Glenn Phillips, 2 runs, Fuller on middle, whipped through mid on, for a couple, as the man in the deep does well to stop the ball. 
    17.2
    Shoriful Islam to Glenn Phillips, 2 runs, IN THE AIR...SAFE! Lucky for Glenn and he survives this scare. A low full toss on the middle stump line. Glenn Phillips looks to send this one into orbit and he swings his blade at this. Only manages to loft this one towards mid on, where it falls short of the charging fielder. A couple. 
    17.1
    Shoriful Islam to Glenn Phillips, no run, Yorker around off, GP only manages to push the ball back to the bowler. A good start to the over. 
    Shoriful Islam is back to bowl at the death. It's been an expensive debut for him so far, gone for 36 in 3 overs
    16.6
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! Looked like he had sliced it but he has enough on the ball, for it to go to the ropes. Short and around off, Devon Conway goes back and looks to slash. Takes the upper part of the blade through the backward point region. 16 runs and a wicket off this one. 
    16.5
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, out, OUT! CAUGHT! Straight to the man in the deep. Young, on debut, goes back for 53 off just 30 balls and he will be very happy with how his first game has gone by. Full, tossed up, around off, Will Young goes low and looks to slam this one across the line, over the deep mid-wicket fence. But this time, the timing does him wrong as he holes out to Afif Hossain there. The 105-run stand has been broken but this pair did the job.
    16.4
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, 1 run, Short and on off, pushed to covers for one more single. 
    16.3
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, SIX, SIX! Another great shot by Conway. He is on a roll. Floated around off, Devon Conway gets on his knees and slams this one over the extra cover region. 
    16.2
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, 1 run, Around off, pushed to covers for one. 
    Glenn Phillips has arrived in the middle. The platform is set for him to go bonkers.
    16.1
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, FOUR, EDGY FOUR! FIFTY FOR WILL YOUNG! His first one, that too on debut and he will not forget this for a long, long time. Short and outside off, Will Young looks to slash this one through the off side but the ball takes the outside edge, goes through short third man for a boundary. 
    Change in bowling. Mahedi Hasan to bowl his final overs, so far he has gone for 21 runs.
    15.6
    Mustafizur Rahman to Devon Conway, no run, A good ball to end the over. Yorker outside off, Devon looks to dig this one out but misses. Still, 13 runs off this one. 
    15.5
    Mustafizur Rahman to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! Another good shot. Short and outside off, Devon Conway is strong on the off side and he cracks this one ahead of point and the ball speeds away to the ropes. 
    15.4
    Mustafizur Rahman to Will Young, 1 run, Short on off, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one. 
    15.3
    Mustafizur Rahman to Will Young, SIX, SIX! CRACK! On a good length, outside off, Will Young opens his shoulders and looks to clear the long on fence but it seems like the ball will not cross the ropes. Luckily for Young, he lives to die another day as the ball sails over the ropes and the fielder stationed there. 
    15.2
    Mustafizur Rahman to Devon Conway, 1 run, Comes down the track to this length ball and works it through square leg for one. 
    15.1
    Mustafizur Rahman to Will Young, 1 run, On a good length and on middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. 
    14.6
    Nasum Ahmed to Devon Conway, no run, Flatter and fuller outside off, Conway forces it to covers. A dot ball to end the over. Nasum Ahmed is done with his spell, 4-0-30-2 on debut, well done.
    14.5
    Nasum Ahmed to , SIX, NOT OUT, IT'S A SIX! The fielder has stepped on the boundary cushions. A tossed up ball landing a bit short on middle, Conway kneels down with the slog sweep and sends it over square leg. He doesn't have the required elevation on his shot and Shoriful Islam takes the catch near the fence. He looks behind and then lifts his finger to indicate that it's a clean catch. The umpires get together and refer it upstairs. The soft signal is out. The replays roll in and they find that Shoriful is in contact with the rope. It's a maximum and FIFTY comes up for Devon Conway. He continues with his merry way in international cricket.
    Is that a clean catch? The on-field umpires want to check this one upstairs but the soft signal is OUT. The fielder suggests that this one was clean and should be out. But, as the third umpire sees no space between the fielder's boot and the ropes, he decides that this will be not out. 
    14.4
    Nasum Ahmed to Will Young, 1 run, Flat and short on off, Young camps back and slaps it to deep cover for a run.
    14.3
    Nasum Ahmed to Devon Conway, 1 run, Drags his length short and serves it on off, Conway hangs back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    14.2
    Nasum Ahmed to Will Young, 1 run, Shortish and on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one.
    14.1
    Nasum Ahmed to Devon Conway, 1 run, Almost a drag on! Flatter and short on off, Conway tries to slog sweep but it takes the inner half, misses the leg stump and goes to short fine leg for a run.
    13.6
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, 1 run, Fuller and fired in on middle, Devon pushes it down to long on for a run. 14 runs off this over too! 
    Another change. Nasum Ahmed (3-0-20-2) to bowl out. 
    13.5
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Will Young, 1 run, Knocks a full ball down to mid on for a run. 14 from the over!
    13.4
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Will Young, SIX, SIX! Dispatched! He is a seriously good talent. Can play all kinds of shots. Shortish and around leg, Young turns and dismisses it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Showing his range, the debutant!
    13.3
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, 1 run, SAFE! Fullish and around off, Conway drives it straight to extra cover and there is a big mix-up regarding the single. They eventually decide to cross as the fielder has a shy at the bowler's end. Mohammad Saifuddin breaks the stumps, they appeal and it has been referred upstairs. The replays show that Conway is safe and a direct hit was the need of the hour to dismiss him.
    13.2
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Will Young, 1 run, Slower one, full and on off, Young drags it down to long on for a single.
    13.1
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Will Young, FOUR, FOUR! That is a shot of genuine class from Will Young. Goodness me, textbook. Fuller in length and wide outside off, Young bends his back knee and gets the right thrust into his extra cover drive. Threads the gap and finds the fence.
    Is that run out? Will be sad for the Kiwis as this stand was looking good! Luckily for Conway, his bat was in. 
    Change. Mohammad Saifuddin back into the attack. Gave 15 runs off his first 2 overs. 
    12.6
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, 2 runs, Well played in the end! Conway premeditates a reverse sweep but then adjusts well to play a conventional paddle sweep down towards short fine leg. A good half-stop inside the ring as it crawls behind. The batsmen get two.
    12.5
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, no run, Fires this one on middle, too full in length, Devon moves back to drive but finds the extra cover fielder.
    12.4
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, 1 run, Flat and fast, short and way outside off, Young punches it to sweeper cover for one.
    12.3
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, 1 run, Loopy and full on middle, Conway goes down and sweeps it in front of square leg for a run.
    12.2
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, 1 run, Tossed up ball on middle, it's knocked down to long on for a single.
    12.1
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, 2 runs, Swift footwork, not from the batsman but from the fielder! Floated one, full and wide outside off, Young reaches out and strokes it through covers. The fielder in the deep boots it out just before the boundary line and saves two for his team. The 50-run stand is up!
    11.6
    Mustafizur Rahman to Will Young, 1 run, Fullish and outside off, off-pace, Young eases it down through mid off for a single. 11 from the over!
    11.5
    Mustafizur Rahman to Devon Conway, 1 run, A lovely off-cutter from the Fizz around off, fuller in length, Conway brings his bat down to work it on the leg side but it takes the inner half and trickles down to fine leg for one.
    11.4
    Mustafizur Rahman to Will Young, 1 run, Another delivery, good pace, fuller and on off, Will pushes it through covers and takes a single. 100 up for New Zealand in the 12th over.
    11.3
    Mustafizur Rahman to Will Young, SIX, SIX! Dismissive! Mustafizur offers pace and this has been dispatched by the debutant. A seam up delivery, on a length around off, Young knows that mid on is up so decides to muscle it over his head. Great connection and it has gone all the way.
    11.2
    Mustafizur Rahman to Devon Conway, 1 run, Pitches it up and outside off, another slower one, Conway mistimes his back foot push to covers and picks up a run.
    11.1
    Mustafizur Rahman to Will Young, 1 run, Leading edge but safe! Beautifully disguised slower one by the Fizz. He delivers it from the side of the hand at 118 kph, full and on leg, Young is early into his flick shot and gets a leading edge. It loops behind the bowler and they cross.
    10.6
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, 1 run, Shortish and on off, punched down to deep cover for one. Excellent over by Mahedi, only 3 runs off it.
    Another change in bowling. Mahmudullah is ringing in the changes quick and fast. Mustafizur Rahman comes back on. Gave 4 runs off his first one. 
    10.5
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, no run, Another play and a miss! Hasan goes short and wide outside off, there to be cut, Will tries his best but misses. Liton collects the ball and appeals but nothing doing.
    10.4
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, no run, Play and a miss! Another short delivery wide outside off, Young tries to cut but misses.
    10.3
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, 1 run, Shorter and wider outside off, slapped to deep point for a single.
    10.2
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, no run, Flatter and shorter on off, Conway punches it from the back foot to covers.
    10.1
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, 1 run, Floated delivery, a full toss on middle, Young swings it down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    9.6
    Shoriful Islam to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! This is loose and it is punished again. On a good length, on the middle and leg pole, Devon Conway just stands and helps it on its way through backward square leg for a boundary. 14 runs off this one! 
    9.5
    Shoriful Islam to Will Young, 1 run, Again, wanted two, but they settle for just one. On middle, length delivery, flicked through mid-wicket. 
    9.4
    Shoriful Islam to Devon Conway, 1 run, Around off, on a length, Conway works this with the inner half of the blade, through mid-wicket for a single. Wanted two but the fielding is good and so, only a single. 
    9.3
    Shoriful Islam to Will Young, 1 run, Straighter and on middle, on a length, nudged to square leg for a single. 
    9.2
    Shoriful Islam to Will Young, SIX, SIX! Will Young wants to join the party now. A really good looking shot, this time. On a good length, around off too, Will Young stands tall and lofts this one with aplomb over the long off fence. 
    9.1
    Shoriful Islam to Devon Conway, 1 run, Back of a length, on middle, pulled to the square leg region for a single. 
    There is a bowling change almost every over. Who will Mahmudullah go to now? Hang on, he has decided to continue with Shoriful Islam.
    8.6
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, 1 run, Around off, flatter, punched to covers for one. 11 runs off this one! 
    8.5
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! Glorious! Another great example of Devon's rich form. Flighted around middle now, Devon Conway gets on his knees. Sweeps this one hard to the deep mid-wicket fence. 
    8.4
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, 1 run, Flat, outside off, punched off the back foot by Young, through covers, for one. 
    8.3
    Mahedi Hasan to Will Young, no run, Quicker, shorter, around off, Will pushes it back to the bowler. 
    8.2
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, 1 run, On middle, played to mid on for a single. 
    8.1
    Mahedi Hasan to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! Beautiful shot. Welcome into the game, Mahedi Hasan. Flighted around off, Devon Conway reverse sweeps this one through the gap between backward point and short third man, for a boundary. Picks his spot and plays it to perfection. 
    7.6
    Shoriful Islam to Devon Conway, 1 run, Another single to finish as this full length ball around off is pushed past the bowler, to the mid on region. 9 runs off this one. 
    Will Nasum Ahmed bowl out? Nopes, Mahmudullah is saving his one over. Mahedi Hasan is into the attack to bowl his offies.
    7.5
    Shoriful Islam to Will Young, 1 run, Quick single! On a length, around off, pushed towards mid off for a quick run. 
    7.4
    Shoriful Islam to Devon Conway, 1 run, On a length, on the middle pole, nudged through square leg for another single. 
    7.3
    Shoriful Islam to Will Young, 1 run, On a short length again, around off, pulled to the right of fine leg for one.  The debutant is off the mark!
    7.2
    Shoriful Islam to Devon Conway, 1 run, Short and outside off this time, Conway punches this one to deep cover for a single. 
    7.1
    Shoriful Islam to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! A loosener to start off with and Devon Conway is not going to miss out. Short and on middle and leg, Devon Conway just swivels and pulls the ball through backward square leg, to the ropes in the deep. 
    Change in bowling. Shoriful Islam returns into the attack after his expensive first over. Went for 13.
    6.6
    Nasum Ahmed to Devon Conway, 1 run, On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. A very good over for Bangladesh. 6 runs and a wicket off this one. 
    Debutant Will Young walks out to the centre.
    6.5
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, out, OUT! CAUGHT! New Zealand lose their second and the debutant gets his second wicket here. What a start this has been for him! Well bowled by Nasum this time too. He sees Martin Guptill charging and so bowls this one short and outside off, wide too, Martin Guptill has to reach out and manages to connect bat with ball. But the connection on this one is not very clean. Holes out to Soumya Sarkar at long off, who takes a good catch. 
    6.4
    Nasum Ahmed to Devon Conway, 1 run, On middle and leg, worked to the on side for a single. 
    6.4
    Nasum Ahmed to Devon Conway, wide, 1 run, WIDE. Flat and down the leg pole, Devon gets down, but leaves it be. Wide signalled. 
    6.3
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, 1 run, Around off, full, floated, pushed to point for one. The 50-run stand also up between these two. 
    6.2
    Nasum Ahmed to Devon Conway, 1 run, Flatter and on the middle pole, Devon Conway goes on his knees and swings his blade at this. Sends it to deep square leg for a single. 50 up for the Kiwis! 
    6.1
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, 1 run, Short and around off, cut away to backward point for a single. 
    Powerplay is over! New Zealand have done a decent job after losing their first wicket early. Nasum Ahmed is back on. 2-0-14-1 are his figures so far.
    5.6
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Martin Guptill, 1 run, Around off, length, pushed to covers for a single. New Zealand are at 48/1 at the end of the Powerplay. 
    5.5
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Martin Guptill, SIX, SIX! CRACK! In his 100th T20I game, Martin Guptill is on a roll. Short, around middle and off, Guptill moves off side slightly and swings his blade at this. Gets the ball all the way over the deep square leg fence. 
    5.4
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Martin Guptill, no run, Outside off, good length, MG goes low but only manages to work this one to the man at short third man. 
    5.3
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Martin Guptill, no run, Fuller in length, outside off, Martin can only push it to the mid off region. 
    5.2
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, 1 run, NOT OUT! A good throw but Devon was inside the line, as the bails came off. A full toss outside off, Conway pushes this one to the mid off region and takes off for a quick single. The fielder there runs to his right, collects the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end. He hits the bull's eye and this run out appeal is taken upstairs. One replay is enough to see that Devon Conway had his bat in. Good work in the field though by the visitors. 
    A direct hit at the bowler's end. Is Devon Conway short? Nopes, safely in. One replay is enough and the crowd loved it.
    5.1
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, no run, On a good length and on middle, Devon pushes it back towards the bowler. 
    5.1
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, wide, 1 run, WIDE. Another one and it looks like Mohammad Saifuddin is losing his line here to the left-hander. Slips this one down leg again. Wided. 
    5.1
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, wide, 1 run, WIDE! A low full toss down the leg side, Devon looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled. 
    Change in bowling. Mohammad Saifuddin is back on to bowl the last over of the Powerplay. 0/5 in his 1 over so far.
    4.6
    Mustafizur Rahman to Martin Guptill, no run, Pitches it up and around off, slower in pace, Guptill pushes it to covers. A good first over by Mustafizur, only 4 runs off it.
    4.5
    Mustafizur Rahman to Martin Guptill, 2 runs, Back of a length delivery on leg, Guptill glances it off his hips through backward square leg for a couple of runs.
    Change of bats for Martin Guptill. He is not happy with the willow in his hand and so, gets a quick change. 
    4.4
    Mustafizur Rahman to Devon Conway, 1 run, Good length ball on off, Conway stays back and runs it down past short third man for a single.
    4.3
    Mustafizur Rahman to Martin Guptill, 1 run, Well bowled and well batted too. A dipping full toss on middle, Guptill gets his bat down in time as he lofts it from the toe end of the bat. It flies behind the bowler's head and the batsmen pick up a single.
    4.2
    Mustafizur Rahman to Martin Guptill, no run, Back of a length delivery on off, angling away, Guptill plays it nice and late as he tries to run it down but he finds the backward point fielder.
    4.1
    Mustafizur Rahman to Martin Guptill, no run, Starts with a shortish ball around leg, Guptill defends it back from the crease.
    3.6
    Shoriful Islam to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! Look at that shot, pure class from Devon Conway. Takes a few steps down the track to a length delivery and lofts it inside-out over covers for a lovely boundary. 13 from this over as well, 26 in the last two.
    Change in bowling. Time for the Fizz as Mustafizur Rahman has the ball in his grasp now. 
    3.5
    Shoriful Islam to Devon Conway, no run, Beaten! Good length ball outside off, shaping away with some extra lift, Conway pushes inside the line and misses.
    3.4
    Shoriful Islam to Devon Conway, FOUR, FOUR! Superbly played! Short and wide outside off, Conway has the width to work with, he just stays back, opens the face of the bat early and carves it past the diving backward point fielder for a boundary.
    3.3
    Shoriful Islam to Devon Conway, no run, A slower one, landing full on off, Conway goes hard at and is a bit early into the shot. Ends up taking his bottom hand off the handle as he gets it away off the inside half.
    3.2
    Shoriful Islam to Martin Guptill, 1 run, Pitches it up and around off, Guptill bunts it down to mid off and takes a quick run.
    3.1
    Shoriful Islam to Martin Guptill, FOUR, FOUR! Welcome to international cricket, Shoriful. Fuller in length and around leg, Guptill attempts to heave it over mid-wicket but it takes the inner half and flies down towards square leg for a boundary.
    Bowling change. Another debutant to have a go now as Shoriful Islam is ready to bowl here. 
    2.6
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, 1 run, Quicker one on middle and off, Martin eases it towards cover-point for a brisk run. 13 from the over!
    2.5
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, no run, Tossed up ball landing full on off, Guptill shows respect as he defends it to the off side.
    2.4
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, FOUR, FOUR! Deft! A touch short and outside off, Guptill waits for it on the back foot and then at the very last moment, he guides it wide of short third man for a boundary.
    2.3
    Nasum Ahmed to Devon Conway, 1 run, Fullish and on middle, forced down to long on for a single. Devon opens his account.
    2.2
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, 1 run, Quicker and fuller on middle and leg, it's swept behind square leg for a run.
    2.1
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, SIX, SIX! It has gone all the way! Fullish and on middle, skidding in, Guptill makes room and lofts it nonchalantly over long off for a biggie. He attempted a similar shot in the first over too but that time it came off the inner half.
    1.6
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Martin Guptill, leg byes, 1 run, Back of a length ball on middle, coming slowly off the surface, Guptill is early into his pull shot and it deflects off his body to the off side for a leg bye. Top over by Mohammad Saifuddin!
    1.5
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Martin Guptill, FOUR, EDGY FOUR! It's been a streaky beginning from the Blackcaps. Too full in length and on middle, nipping away a shade, Guptill remains on the leg side of this delivery as he attempts to play a lofted shot over the infield on the off side but it takes the outside edge. It beats the dive of short third man and races away for New Zealand's first boundary in the game.
    1.4
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, leg byes, 1 run, Sliding down the leg side as the movement takes the ball beyond the leg stump, Devon tries flicking but misses and it goes off his pads towards fine leg for a leg bye.
    1.3
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, no run, Saifuddin goes fuller this time, some hint of movement into the batsman, Conway leans across a bit as he keeps it out towards mid on.
    1.2
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Devon Conway, no run, Good length ball on off, moving back in a bit, Conway defends it towards the off side while staying on the back foot.
    1.1
    Mohammad Saifuddin to Martin Guptill, 1 run, Starts with a back of a length ball on off, Guptill punches it towards covers and takes a single.
    0.6
    Nasum Ahmed to Finn Allen, out, OUT! Dear me, a golden duck on debut for Finn Allen. Disappointment writ large over his face as he makes an early exit. Agony at one end but ecstasy at the other as Bangladesh's debutant has a wicket in his first over. Serves a flatter arm ball on middle, it skids on with the angle as Finn goes back to hit it across the line. He is cramped for room though and it sneaks past his blade to clip the stumps behind. Fantastic first over by Nasum!
    Heartbreak for the debutant as he goes back for a golden duck. It will be Devon Conway, who replaces him, coming in at Number 3. Also, Mohammad Saifuddin will bowl from the other end. 
    0.5
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, 1 run, Uppish but safe! Flatter and fuller on off, skidding back in, Guptill tries to play through the line but it takes the inner half and lobs towards mid-wicket. It goes safely to the fielder inside the ring and Guptill gets off the mark with a quick run.
    0.4
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, no run, Quicker one, short and on middle, Martin hangs back and punches but doesn't find the gap at covers.
    0.3
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, no run, Fuller this time, around off, skidding in with the new ball, Martin defends it back to the bowler.
    0.2
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, no run, Again the debutant keeps it nice and flat on middle, not much spin, Guptill is on the back foot as he defends it down.
    0.1
    Nasum Ahmed to Martin Guptill, no run, Starts with a flatter arm ball on middle and leg, skidding down, Guptill tries to go back and flick but misses.
    Right then. We are done with all the pre-match formalities as the action is set to begin. The Bangladesh players are in a huddle and then, they disperse to go to their respective positions out on the field. After them, out come the New Zealand openers, Martin Guptill and debutant, Finn Allen. Some spin to start off proceedings as Nasum Ahmed has the ball in hand. Here he comes...
    Both the teams are out in the middle for the National Anthems. First, it will be Bangladesh's anthem, followed by the anthem of New Zealand. 
    Ottis Gibson, the Bangladesh bowling coach, says that in a new format, they have a new opportunity to do well here. Says that he has been in this position for a year and he has been working with them well and he is very pleased with the work by the boys and praises Taskin for his bowling too. Says that Mustafizur is used to bowling in the sub-continent region and hence, has not performed at his best in the ODI series. Further adds that he just tells the players to go out there and express themselves and they just look to implement their plans. 
    PITCH REPORT - Craig McMillan is in for the pitch report. Says that the weather is overcast and there might be some showers later in the evening. Suzie Bates has joined him too. She says that the wicket is good and batting first could be good. Craig says that there is a good covering of grass and Bates adds that the seamers will love the conditions. Bates also mentions that this surface will offer a little bit of grip later on and the spinners will be handy. 
    Lockie Ferguson is in for a chat! He says that he is excited to play here and says that he is looking forward to playing against Bangladesh. Says that he was watching the games when he was not playing. Feels that it is always good to have new faces in the team as they bring in a lot of energy. 
    Bangladesh (Playing XI) - Liton Das (WK), Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah (C), Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed (On debut), Shoriful Islam (On debut), Mustafizur Rahman.
    New Zealand (Playing XI) - Martin Guptill (100th T20I), Finn Allen (On debut), Devon Conway (WK), Will Young (On T20I debut), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee (C), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Hamish Bennett.
    The Bangladesh captain, Mahmudullah says that they would have bowled first anyway. Mentions that the wicket is dry. States that New Zealand are playing good cricket but it is a different format and he hopes that Bangladesh can perform well here. Hopes that their batting unit clicks and chase the total down. States that Taskin Ahmed bowled well during the ODIs and some youngsters are coming in today. 
    Tim Southee, the New Zealand skipper, says that they will bat first. Says that the wicket looks good and they had a good ODI series and they will look to start well here. Confirms that a few first-team players are missing out and some new guys have come in and that Martin Guptill playing his 100th game here as well. Also shares that Finn Allen will be making his debut.
    TOSS - All in readiness for the coin toss here. Up goes the coin and it lands in the favor of Tim Southee. NEW ZEALAND WILL BAT FIRST! 
    Hello and a very warm welcome to one and all to the first T20I between New Zealand and Bangladesh in the 3-game T20I series. We are cutting down the format now, as, in the 50-over format of the series, the Black Caps showed their dominance and steamrolled the Bangladeshis 3-0, and the hosts will be looking for something similar this time around as well. They will not have the services of Ross Taylor and Colin Munro, as the selectors have chosen a squad, keeping the ICC T20 World Cup, which is to be held later on in the year and it will be interesting to see how their team will fare, which is also without the services of several key players (rested keeping the Indian T20 League in mind). The visitors, on the other hand, will be looking to make amends in this series, after their whitewashing and they will want to start off this format of the series in the best way, i.e. with a thumping victory. Will they get that victory or will the hosts show their dominance here too? All the answers coming your with, firstly with the toss and the team news.

    End of over

    NZ 210/3 (20.0 Ovs)

    Right then. It has been yet another destructive performance by the Kiwis and they deservedly go up 1-0 in the 3-game T20I series. Not a lot of time for Bangladesh to retrospect and they will want to make a comeback in the second game which is a series-decider of sorts as if the visitors lose, then the series will go the way of the Blackcaps. The 2nd T20I of the series will be played on Tuesday, 30th March 2021 at 1900 local (0600 GMT). We hope to have your company for that game. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
    Tim Southee, the captain of New Zealand, says that it was nice and putting up such a performance with a young team is pleasing. Mentions that Will Young has been around for some time and it was pleasing to see him do well today and also Devon Conway who is carrying on with his great form. Feels that when you have a couple of guys knocking on the door, it is a great sign. Says that you stick to your plan with the ball but it is always nice to have runs on the board. Regarding Lockie Ferguson, Southee replies that it is not easy to come back from an injury break but he will be happy with the way he bowled.
    Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh skipper, says that their bowlers bowled quite well and praises Nasum Ahmed for his spell. Feels that they let themselves down once again in the batting department and need to pick themselves up. Lauds Devon Conway for his knock and mentions that he has been in great form. Reminds that they had a chance to dismiss him but failed and adds that they need to find ways to get him out. Mahmudullah further opines that 190 was a good score here to chase but they conceded a few more boundaries at the death. Calls Ish Sodhi an experienced campaigner and feels that the ball was gripping for him. Tells that they cannot afford to repeat the same mistakes again and again.
    PLAYER OF THE MATCH IS DEVON CONWAY! He starts by saying that he is pretty happy with the way things went today. Calls it happy days. Mentions that you got to be really positive (after losing wickets) and is glad that it came off for him. Tells that it was awesome to bat with Will Young. Shares that for him it's all about watching the ball and sticking to the basics, although sometimes he does try to premeditate his reverse-batted shots.
    Clinical show by the Blackcaps despite missing plenty of first-team players. Devon Conway and debutant Will Young set the right tone in their batting innings and it was capped off by some insane hitting at the death by Devon and Glenn Phillips. A total in excess of 200 was always going to be difficult to overhaul and the Kiwi bowlers did the job exceedingly well to earn an easy win. Stay tuned for the presentation...
    It anyway was a stiff target to chase for the Bangla Tigers and it became next to impossible after they lost 4 wickets in the Powerplay. Their flavourless batting show on this tour continued and had Afif Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin not combined for a partnership, the defeat margin would have been even bigger.
    Bangladesh have been beaten black and blue here in the first T20I! Everyone expected the Kiwi pacers to do the damage but as it turned out, Ish Sodhi, the leg spinner, blew away Bangladesh's top order. Once again Ish was in top gear, picking up his second 4-wicket haul in two months and it was strange to see a team from the subcontinent struggle against a leggie..
    19.6
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR, EDGY FOUR! A boundary to wrap up this game. On a good length and close to off, Mohammad Saifuddin swings his willow at this and the ball takes the outside edge, goes over point and into the ropes, on a couple of bounces. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 66 RUNS! 
    19.5
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, A slower short ball around off this time, Mohammad Saifuddin again swings his blade at this but fails to connect bat with ball. 
    19.4
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Around off, length, punched to the covers. 
    19.3
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, This time, this is short and around off, Mohammad Saifuddin goes back and looks to cut, but this is way too close to his body to cut. So, he misses. 
    19.2
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Well bowled this time. Sees Mohammad coming down the track and hence, Daryl Mitchell bowls this one fuller and wider outside off, Mohammad Saifuddin cannot reach out. 
    19.1
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, SIX, SIX! WHAM! On a good length, around the off pole, Mohammad Saifuddin comes down and cracks this one over the long on region. 
    18.6
    Hamish Bennett to Nasum Ahmed, no run, Around off, on a length, worked to the short third man uppishly, but it lands ahead of the man there. 6 balls left, can New Zealand bowl out Bangladesh?
    18.5
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, A low full toss on middle, slogged away to deep mid-wicket for a single. Wanted two but would have been way too risky. 
    18.4
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, A yorker on off, Mohammad Saifuddin again does well to dig this one out. 
    18.3
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Another length ball on middle, Mohammad Saifuddin keeps this one out. 
    18.2
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Around middle, length, punched back to Hamish, who fails to stop the ball, but it goes onto hit the stumps at the other end. 
    Nasum Ahmed is in next.
    18.1
    Hamish Bennett to Shoriful Islam, out, OUT! CAUGHT! A STUNNER! What a catch and this is a beauty from Guppy. He followed the ball all the way and put in a full length dive to take this catch, on this 100th T20I game for him. A length ball, around off, Shoriful Islam slices this one over the point region, where Martin Guptill runs behind, keeps his eyes on the ball and dives to take a stunning catch. 
    Hamish Bennett is back to operate. 0/19 in his 3 overs.
    17.6
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR, FOUR! In the gap and a boundary. On a good length around off, Mohammad Saifuddin slams this one through extra cover and the ball finds the ropes. 
    17.5
    Tim Southee to Shoriful Islam, 1 run, An off pace ball on off, Islam pushes this one, off the toe end of the bat, to covers for one. 
    17.4
    Tim Southee to Shoriful Islam, no run, A chance to take the catch but Tim was a bit late in his reflexes. A slower ball around off, Shoriful Islam slams this one back to where it came from. Tim Southee gets his hands across and gets his fingers to the ball but fails to hold on. The ball goes towards the mid off region. 
    17.4
    Tim Southee to Shoriful Islam, wide, 1 run, WIDE. Short and around off, Islam misses his shot and the umpire flexes his arms, to signal a wide. 
    17.3
    Tim Southee to Shoriful Islam, FOUR, FOUR! SLAM! On a good length and around off, whacked through extra cover for a boundary. 
    Player review for a caught behind! Tim Southee takes the DRS and it turns out to be one of the worst ever. Daylight between bat and ball.
    17.2
    Tim Southee to Shoriful Islam, no run, NOT OUT! An optimistic review but it yields nothing for the Blackcaps. On a good length and around off, Islam looks to play at this one through the off side but misses and the ball goes to the keeper, Conway, who takes it nicely. An appeal for caught behind, but the umpire is unmoved. Tim wants the review and so, he takes it upstairs. A big gap between ball and bat and the Ultra Edge confirms the same. 
    17.1
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, On a good length and around off, Mohammad Saifuddin chips this one over mid on, for a single. 
    16.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Shoriful Islam, no run, Length and around off, pushed to the point fielder. 89 needed in the last 3 overs. Safe to say that this game is done and dusted. 
    16.5
    Lockie Ferguson to Shoriful Islam, no run, A short ball around off, Shoriful Islam moves leg side and looks to play the upper cut but he misses. 
    Shoriful Islam is the new batsman.
    16.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, out, OUT! TIMBER! Afif loses his stumps, after displaying some good strokes. Lockie Ferguson bowls a full toss on the leg pole as he sees Afif Hossain making room to the leg side. Afif looks to guide this one to the off side but he misses due to the extra pace. The ball crashes into the leg pole and Bangladesh lose their 7th here. 89 needed in 20 balls. 
    16.3
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, FOUR, FOUR! Terrific shot and this was almost a six. On a good length, around off, Afif Hossain stands his ground and lofts this one with a straight bat over the mid off region for a boundary. 
    16.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, no run, A full toss around off, this is guided to the short third man region. 
    16.1
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Bowls a very nice yorker on middle, MS does well to dig this one out, to the square leg region for a single. 
    Lockie Ferguson to bowl out. 1/20 from him so far.
    15.6
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, A pace off ball around off, pushed to covers for an easy single. 4 off this one. 94 needed off the last 4 overs. 
    15.5
    Tim Southee to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Around off, length, nudged through mid-wicket for a quick single. 
    15.4
    Tim Southee to Afif Hossain, no run, Outside off, on a back of a length, AH comes down and slaps this one, but only finds the cover fielder. 
    15.4
    Tim Southee to Afif Hossain, wide, 1 run, Way too short and outside off, left alone. Wided. 
    15.3
    Tim Southee to Afif Hossain, no run, SWING AND A MISS! A back of a length delivery, around the off pole, Afif Hossain looks to swing this one across the line but misses. 
    15.2
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Back of a length on off, pulled to mid-wicket for a single. 
    15.1
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, SWING AND A MISS! Southee bowls a short ball wide outside off, Mohammad Saifuddin comes down the track and swings his blade at this. Fails to connect. 
    Tim Southee is into the attack again. 1/19 in his 2 overs so far.
    14.6
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Short and on middle, Saifuddin swings his bat and pulls it behind square leg for a run.
    14.5
    Hamish Bennett to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Width on offer outside off, it's steered to deep point for a single.
    14.4
    Hamish Bennett to Afif Hossain, no run, Tries to be innovative but fails to connect. A length delivery wide outside off, Hossain walks across the stumps for the paddle scoop but then realizes that it's too wide. Tries to play the ramp shot at the last moment but misses.
    14.3
    Hamish Bennett to Afif Hossain, no run, Sent back in time! Short in length outside off, it's slapped straight down the ground to mid off where it finds Southee. Saifuddin wants a run but is sent back as Southee misses his shy at the bowler's end.
    14.2
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Slower short ball round off, Saifuddin stands back and taps it down to point for one.
    14.1
    Hamish Bennett to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Angling away from the batsman, on a good length, Afif dabs it down to third man for a run.
    Hamish Bennett is back into the attack from the City End. 2-0-15-0 are his figures so far.
    13.6
    Daryl Mitchell to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Short again, on middle, pulled down to deep mid-wicket for one. 12 from the over, the 50-run stand is up!
    13.5
    Daryl Mitchell to Afif Hossain, FOUR, FOUR! Short in length and on middle, Afif rides the bounce and bangs his pull shot to the deep mid-wicket fence.
    13.4
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, leg byes, 1 run, A length delivery around leg, MS tries to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It deflects towards cover-point and they cross.
    13.3
    Daryl Mitchell to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Off pace delivery, on a length and wide outside off, Afif chops it down on the off side for one.
    13.2
    Daryl Mitchell to Afif Hossain, FOUR, FOUR! Cut and cut well! 100 up for Bangladesh! Short in length and wide outside off, Afif whacks it through point and it races away. Beats the diving effort by Lockie Ferguson in the deep and finds the fence.
    13.1
    Daryl Mitchell to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Starts with a slower one, full and on off, Saifuddin pushes it gently to the off side for a run.
    Daryl Mitchell is into the attack now.
    12.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, On middle, whipped away through mid-wicket for a single. 114 needed in 42 balls. 
    12.5
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, That was a spicy bumper on this occasion. Bowls this one around off and middle, Mohammad Saifuddin just sways away from the line of the ball and lets it through. 
    12.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Saifuddin, 2 runs, Another short ball on off, Mohammad Saifuddin pulls this one past the man at short mid-wicket, to the deep, for a couple of runs. 
    12.3
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Outside off, slapped away to deep cover for a single. 
    12.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, 2 runs, Short and around off, slower one too, AF pulls this one to deep mid-wicket, where Daryl Mitchell dives to his right and does well to stop the ball. A single. 
    12.1
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, no run, EGDED...SHORT! On a good length, around off, Afif Hossain looks to run this one down this to the third man region, but he only manages a thin outside edge, which goes towards Devon Conway but on a bounce. 
    Lockie Ferguson is back on. 2-0-14-1 from him so far.
    11.6
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Short and around off, punched to deep covers for a single. Sodhi is done for the evening as he finishes with figures of 4-0-28-4. Outstanding stuff from the leggie, just missing out on bettering his best bowling figures in this format. It's also 4/28 which came against Australia in Christchurch last month.
    11.5
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, On off, played to the off side for a single. 
    11.5
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, wide, 1 run, WIDE. Slipped down the leg side and MS misses his tuck away. Wide signalled. 
    11.4
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR, FOUR! WHAM! Mohammad Saifuddin is looking for the boundaries here and he is looking good. Short and around off, Mohammad Saifuddin goes back and whacks this one through mid-wicket. 
    11.3
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Around off, cut away to short third man for a single. 
    11.2
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, In the air...safe! Tosses this one up and lands it around off, Mohammad Saifuddin slams this one towards the long off region, where Daryl Mitchell runs ahead, but the ball lands in front of him. One run. 
    11.1
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Short on middle, pulled to the right of the deep square leg fielder for a single. 
    DRS time! It's for an lbw shout against Mohammad Saifuddin. Seems to be going down the leg side. Missing leg. Review is lost for the Blackcaps.
    10.6
    Glenn Phillips to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, NOT OUT! A review taken but it clearly looked to be going down the leg side here. Short and on the leg pole, Mohammad Saifuddin looks to tuck it to the on side but he misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal from Glenn Phillips but the umpire is unmoved. They go for the review but as thought earlier, it was going down leg. 
    10.5
    Glenn Phillips to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Flatter again this time and on middle, MS smothers the ball out. 
    10.4
    Glenn Phillips to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Shortish and on off, punched to the cover region. 
    10.3
    Glenn Phillips to Afif Hossain, 1 run, On off, driven through covers for a single. 
    10.3
    Glenn Phillips to Mohammad Saifuddin, wide, 2 runs, TWO WIDES. Slipped down the leg side, Mohammad Saifuddin leaves this one and the keeper fumbles and allows the batters to cross ends. 
    10.2
    Glenn Phillips to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Darted on middle, nudged through square leg for one more run. 
    10.1
    Glenn Phillips to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Short and around off, worked through mid-wicket for one. 
    Glenn Phillips to have a crack with the ball.
    9.6
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, On middle, whipped through mid-wicket for a single. 135 needed from 10 overs. 
    9.5
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Flat, outside off, Afif Hossain reverse sweeps this one to the man at short third man for a single. A good diving stop.
    9.4
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, SIX, SIX! Going, going, goneee! Wonderfully hit. Given a nice flight and landed around off, Afif Hossain skips down the track and clubs this one all the way over the long off fence. 
    9.3
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, 1 run, Shortish and outside off, slapped away to deep cover for a single. 
    9.2
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, Tossed up around off, MS blocks, from within the crease. 
    9.1
    Ish Sodhi to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Full and tossed up and on off, Afif sweeps this one hard to the long on region for a single. 
    8.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Shortish and on middle, Hossain goes for the pull but fails to middle it well. It's a bit uppish initially but goes safely to mid on. A single to close the over.
    8.5
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, FOUR, FOUR! Put away! Slightly too full from Lockie and it's too straight in line as well, Afif picks it off his pads and whips it to the deep mid-wicket fence.
    8.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, 2 runs, Mishit! Ferguson digs in a short ball on off, Afif mistimes his pull shot in the air and it lands safely outside the ring at mid-wicket. Two taken.
    8.3
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, no run, On a length and close to off, Afif stays back and defends it to the off side.
    8.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, no run, Shortish and on off, Hossain forces it from the crease and this time Guptill makes a fine stop to his right.
    8.1
    Lockie Ferguson to Afif Hossain, no run, PUT DOWN! Almost a ripper from Guptill. A full toss on middle and leg, following the batsman, Afif slaps it uppishly to the left side of point where Guptill flies in that direction but fails to hang on.
    Lockie Ferguson is back on.
    7.6
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Saifuddin, no run, No hat-trick on this occasion for Sodhi, but this has been another wonderful over by him. Floated and full around off, Mohammad Saifuddin dabs this one to the off side, with soft hands. 6 runs and two wickets from this one. 
    Mohammad Saifuddin is the new batsman. Hat-trick ball coming up...
    7.5
    Ish Sodhi to Mahedi Hasan, out, OUT! DRAGGED ON AGAIN! Sodhi has his fourth and he is on a Hat-trick too. Can you believe this? This is like a replica of the previous delivery. Another short ball around off, a googly, Mahedi Hasan looks to tap this one to the off side, but the ball bounces slightly more and takes the inside half of the bat, and then goes onto hit the furniture behind. The visitors lose their 6th wicket and there seems to be no coming back into this game for them. 
    Mahedi Hasan walks in next.
    7.4
    Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah, out, OUT! DRAGGED ON! Sodhi gets another one this time. Bangladesh in complete disarray here as half their side is back in their hut. Flatter and around off, Mahmudullah looks to play this one to the off side but the ball takes the inside edge and goes onto hit the timber behind him. 
    7.3
    Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah, no run, Shortish around off, Mahmudullah looks to cut but the ball takes the bottom edge and goes to the off side. 
    7.2
    Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, Tossed up and around off, driven through covers for a couple. 
    7.1
    Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah, FOUR, FOUR! Lovely stroke! Flighted around off, Mahmudullah lofts this one over the cover region and into the ropes. 
    6.6
    Mark Chapman to Afif Hossain, FOUR, FOUR! Edgy! Skidding away from the left-hander outside off, Afif waits for it and then delicately eases it past short third man for a boundary. 50 up for Bangladesh!
    6.5
    Mark Chapman to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Sliding down the leg side, Mahmudullah premeditates his paddle scoop and sends it down to fine leg for one.
    6.4
    Mark Chapman to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, Fuller and on the pads, it's worked through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
    6.3
    Mark Chapman to Mahmudullah, no run, Skidding into the batsman, Mahmudullah tries to heave but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
    6.2
    Mark Chapman to Afif Hossain, 1 run, Flatter and outside off, played down in front of point for a run.
    6.1
    Mark Chapman to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Quicker delivery on middle, worked in the gap at mid-wicket for a run.
    Afif Hossain is the new batsman. Mark Chapman to bowl now...
    5.6
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Mithun, out, OUT! Bowled 'em! Two wickets in the over for Sodhi and Bangladesh are in a big spot of bother. 44/4 in the Powerplay. Deception from Ish, it's the wrong 'un which is bowled slower through the air, Mithun kneels down for an ugly swipe across the line but misses the ball completely. The stumps are shattered and Bangladesh are in tatters.
    5.5
    Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Short and on middle, Mahmudullah pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
    Mahmudullah is the new batsman. The skipper needs to steady the ship here.
    5.4
    Ish Sodhi to Soumya Sarkar, out, OUT! Great caught and bowled by Sodhi, diving to his right! A well-disguised wrong 'un, landing full and close to off, Sarkar fails to read the variation as he closes the face of the bat early in an attempt to flick it on the leg side. It lobs back to the bowler off the leading edge and Sodhi dives across to his right to complete an excellent one-handed catch. 168 needed off 86 balls.
    5.3
    Ish Sodhi to Soumya Sarkar, no run, Extra loop this time, full and floated on leg, Sarkar clips it off his pads to mid-wicket.
    5.2
    Ish Sodhi to Soumya Sarkar, no run, Tossed up ball around off, driven through the line but straight to covers.
    5.1
    Ish Sodhi to Mohammad Mithun, 1 run, Loopy and full on middle, Mithun drags it off the inner half to the leg side for a run.
    Ish Sodhi is into the attack now.
    4.6
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Mithun, 1 run, Width on offer outside off, Mithun runs it down to third man for a run. 7 runs and a wicket from the over!
    4.5
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Mithun, 2 runs, Short and on middle, it's pulled behind square leg for a couple of runs. Glenn Phillips slides in the deep and sends in a flat throw to the keeper as the batsmen complete the second run. The replays show that a direct hit at the striker's end would have found Mithun short.
    4.4
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Mithun, no run, Sharp delivery again, 148 kph, Mithun swings his bat late and it comes off his thigh pad.
    4.3
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Mithun, no run, Almost chops it on! Good length ball close to off, skidding off the surface, Mithun tries to run it down but gets an inside edge and it bounces over the stumps.
    Mohammad Mithun is the number 4 batsman.
    4.2
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Naim, out, OUT! Plumb in front! Lockie gets his revenge immediately. A 147 kph delivery, it's full and in the line of the stumps, Naim tries to be adventurous as he shuffles across the stumps for a heave-ho across the line. Fails to connect and is rapped on the pads. They appeal and the finger goes up. Naim looks at his partner and gets the suggestion to not take the DRS. The young man walks back.
    4.1
    Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Naim, FOUR, FOUR! What a shot! Naim is not bothered about the extra pace of Lockie. He gets a length ball in his half and smashes it over the bowler's head for a boundary. The youthful exuberance is always a delight to watch!
    Bowling change. Lockie Ferguson is unleashed into the attack.
    3.6
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, On a length and outside off, it's slapped towards cover-point for one. 9 from the over!
    3.5
    Hamish Bennett to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, Short in length and outside off, Sarkar carves it towards backward point for one.
    3.4
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, Fuller and on middle, hacked across the line to mid-wicket for a single.
    3.3
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, 2 runs, Clean effort in the deep by Finn Allen! Bennett pitches it up and outside off, Naim unfurls a square drive and it races away. Allen runs across to his left from third man, puts in a slide near the fence and pulls it back. The ball though starts to roll towards the line again as he picks it up. The onfield umpire gets it checked upstairs and is told by the third umpire that it's a clean piece of fielding. Two added to the total.
    3.2
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, no run, Stays inside the crease to a length ball and chops it down to point.
    3.1
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, FOUR, FOUR! Crunched! A cutter from Bennett, around off on a length and it grips as well but Naim is in his zone, he takes a good positive stride forward and creams his drive through covers.
    2.6
    Tim Southee to Soumya Sarkar, no run, Swing and a miss! Short in length and outside off, Sarkar tries to pull but misses.
    2.5
    Tim Southee to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, FOUR! Sarkar is off the mark with a fine back foot punch. Southee serves it on a length outside off, Sarkar moves back and forces it in the gap at extra cover for a boundary.
    2.4
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, Slower one, on a length around middle, Naim drops it with gentle wrists to mid-wicket and pinches a single.
    2.4
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, wide, 1 run, Wide! Too wide outside off, short in length, Naim swishes and misses.
    2.3
    Tim Southee to Liton Das, out, OUT! Southee strikes! He sprinkles his variation on this ball by rolling his fingers and serves it on a length around middle, Liton is a shade early into his shot across the line and it balloons in the air off the leading edge. Ish Sodhi settles underneath it at mid on and takes the skier safely. First blow to Bangladesh. 191 runs needed in 105 balls!
    Soumya Sarkar walks out at Number 3. 
    2.2
    Tim Southee to Liton Das, FOUR, FOUR! Swung away! Southee goes wide of the crease as he delivers a shortish ball on middle and leg, Liton turns inside the crease and powers it over square leg for a boundary. 
    2.1
    Tim Southee to Liton Das, no run, Good length ball on top of off, just a hint of shape, Das stays back and taps it down to backward point.
    1.6
    Hamish Bennett to Liton Das, leg byes, 1 run, Swing and a miss! Pace off from Hamish, it's full and on middle, angling down, Liton fails to flick and it goes off his pads to the leg side. They cross for a leg bye. Good comeback by Bennett in the over after conceding a boundary on the first ball.
    1.6
    Hamish Bennett to Liton Das, wide, 1 run, Wide! Drifting down the leg side, fuller in length again, Das allows it through to the keeper.
    1.5
    Hamish Bennett to Liton Das, no run, Liton tries to give himself room by walking down the leg side, Bennett follows him with a fuller length delivery and Das only manages to push it towards mid on.
    1.4
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, Bennett pitches it up and outside off, Naim drives it down to mid off and picks up a single. Liton is on strike for the first time now in this run chase.
    1.3
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, no run, A bit of width on offer outside off, Naim slaps it off his back foot but finds the point fielder.
    1.2
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, no run, Well bowled! On a good length around middle, some extra bounce as it moves back into the left-hander, Naim fails to defend and it goes off his thigh pad to short third man.
    1.1
    Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Naim, FOUR, FOUR! Naim is looking in fine touch, enjoying the good batting conditions. Short in length and around middle, Naim stands back and swings it behind square leg for a boundary.
    0.6
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, Good length ball on middle, Naim taps it down on the leg side for one.
    Who will partner Tim with the new ball? Hamish Bennett, it is. 
    0.5
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, no run, Some shape there for Southee as he pitches it full around middle, Naim defends it back.
    0.4
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, no run, Slower one, on a back of a length on off, Naim plays it late but find short third man.
    0.3
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, FOUR, FOUR! Second in the first over! A full toss outside off, Naim needs no second invitation to put it away as he smashes it through cover-point for a cracking boundary.
    0.2
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, no run, Short in length and outside off, Naim slaps it through the line but finds point. 
    0.1
    Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, FOUR, FOUR! Bangladesh are underway with a boundary! Fuller in length around off, just a hint of shape for Southee, Naim slices his drive past backward point for a boundary.

    MATCH DETAILS

    144 in 20.0 overs (7.2 runs per over)

    Toss: Toss won by New Zealand

    Umpires: Chris Brown (NZ), Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Wayne Knights (NZ)

    Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZ)

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