Bangladesh end New Zealand Tour with defeat


Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand 2021

Third T20I

Venue : Eden Park, Auckland.

Toss : Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first.

New Zealand : 141/4 in 10 overs (10 overs per side) (Allen 71, Guptill 44, Phillips 14; Shoriful 1/21, Taskin 1/24, Mahedi 1/34)

Bangladesh : 76/10 in 9.3 overs (Naim Sheikh 19, Mosaddek 13, Soumya 10; Astle 4/13, Southee 3/14, Milne 1/24)

Result : New Zealand won by 66 runs.

Player of the Match : Finn Allen.

Tigers suffered defeat in the third and final T20I of the series against New Zealand in Auckland. The hosts won the match by 66 runs and clinched the series 3-0.

Earlier the match was reduced to 10 overs as rain delayed the start of the match for coupe of hours. Bangladesh made three changes in the playing XI from the last match as Najmul Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain and Rubel Hossain came to the side replacing Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun and Mohammad Saifuddin. Skipper Mahmudullah ruled out of the match due to an injury. Liton Kumar Das made his captaincy debut for Bangladesh in this match.

Two Blackcaps opener Guptill and Allen were all over the bowlers from the start as they set the platform for their side for a big total. Guptill was dismissed after scoring 44. But it was Allen who made the main damage with his 29-ball 71-run knock. New Zealand posted a massive 144 for after 10 overs. Shoriful, Taskin and Mahedi shared 1 wicket each.

In response, only Naim Sheikh and Soumya Sarkar looked in touch with couple of big hitting early in the innings. But both failed to score big as Bangladesh suffered batting collapse and were all out for 76 in 9.3 overs. Astle picked up 4 wickets for 13 for New Zealand.