Bangladesh go 2-0 up regardless of Latham heroics

DHAKA – Tom Latham’s hard-fought 65* went in useless as Bangladesh held their nerve in a last-over thriller to safe a four-run win within the second T20I, going 2-0 up within the five-match collection.

Chasing 142, the Blackcaps bought off to a different shaky begin, dropping their openers inside 4 overs. The early introduction of Shakib Al Hasan within the assault helped Bangladesh safe the wicket of Rachin Ravindra, who was bowled for 10. Tom Blundell adopted swimsuit, stumped off Mahedi Hasan within the subsequent over for six.  In contrast to the primary T20I wherein the guests folded for 60, this time skipper Tom Latham together with Will Younger stabilised the innings. The duo put a 43-run partnership that pushed New Zealand previous 60. It was ultimately damaged by Shakib as Younger edged one to Saifuddin at brief third man on the finish of the eleventh over. Latham, although, led by instance. Together with the subsequent man in, Colin de Grandhomme (8), he helped add one other 24 runs for the fourth wicket. He introduced up a advantageous half-century however obtained little help from the opposite finish.

 The Bangladesh bowlers bowled nicely at demise bringing the equation to twenty off the ultimate six balls.

Mustafizur gave no boundaries within the first 4 balls as New Zealand squeezed seven runs. Drama ensued when Latham struck a 4 off the subsequent ball, a beamer that was given a no-ball by the umpire. Ultimately, Mustafizur did nicely to offer solely three runs off the subsequent two balls, securing a four-run victory for his workforce.Earlier, the choice to bat within the second T20I by Bangladesh was validated after a gentle begin. They managed to submit 141 runs for six wickets in allotted 20 overs. Mohammad Naim emerged as top-scorer with 39 runs whereas Mahmudullah smashed unbeaten 37 runs. Ravindra was solely profitable bowler for New Zealand as he picked up 3 wickets for 22 runs. 


BANGLADESH 141 for six (Naim 39, Mahmudullah 37*, Ravindra 3-22) beat NEW ZEALAND 137 for five (Latham 65*, Mahedi 2-12, Shakib 2-29) by 4 runs.

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