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Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 1st T20I at Dhaka, BDESH v NZ, Sep 01 2021 - Ball by Ball Commentary

1st T20I (D/N), Mirpur, September 01, 2021, New Zealand tour of Bangladesh
(15/20 ov, T:61) 62/3

Bangladesh won by 7 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
25 (33) & 2/10
Full commentary
end of over 157 runs
BAN: 62/3CRR: 4.13 
Mushfiqur Rahim16 (26b 1x4)
Mahmudullah14 (22b 2x4)
Cole McConchie 4-0-19-1
Blair Tickner 1-0-9-0

6.50pm That's all we have for you from this series opener. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Until next time, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off for Shashank Kishore and Thilak Ram. Take care and cheers.

6.45pm Latham: Yeah obviously, slightly disappointing with the start. We knew it was going to be tough but we kept losing wickets at crucial times. For us, it's about finding a way in these conditions and try to assess what a good score is. With runs on the board, it isn't easy. As I said, it's about working [out] what a good score is and try and work our way around it. Proud of the effort the guys put in with the ball.

Shakib is the Player of the Match: Very good feeling to win the first match of the series, given the fact we've never won against New Zealand. This win will boost our confidence. We've been bowling really well through the Australia series and against New Zealand. Our batting is not up to the mark yet, but, having said that, the conditions are not easy for batting.

Mahmudullah: It's a good feeling, having lost a few matches against them [New Zealand]. We need to come back again and do it again. The main key was bowlers were hungry and disciplined with their skills; they were not trying too much and that was important. I'd have batted first but it's always a tricky wicket.

Davis: "The pitches in UAE and Oman are generally slow and tend to assist spin. With the IPL happening prior to the WC, its defintely going to get a lot slower. I dont think its a bad ploy from Bangladesh :P"

6.31pm There it is: Bangladesh's first T20I victory over New Zealand. It was never in doubt after their spinners and Mustafizur combined to rout the visitors for 60 - their joint-lowest total in T20I cricket - on another Dhaka turner. Plenty of smiles in the Bangladesh camp; plenty of questions already for this depleted New Zealand side. We will bring you the presentation shortly. Do stay with us.

Muhammad Hyder : "Very short sighted approach by BCB, these pitches are not what you will get in the WC so instead of preparing for the WC they targeted short term benefit of winning against NZ, not the greatest way of preparing for the WC "

McConchie to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

rank long-hop on middle stump, Mushfiqur jumps deep in the crease and swats it away disdainfully over midwicket to seal Bangladesh's victory

Qaiyum: "Pitches have been really disappointing for the last two t20i series in Bangladesh. At least prepare some 140-150 pitches. "

McConchie to Mahmudullah, 1 run

tossed up outside off, spins in to take the top edge on the sweep and lob over the keeper's head

Mahneel: "Thought I'm the only M'dullah super fan here. I owe Anuj a coffee when he is in Dhaka next time around." --- I'm pretty sure Anuj is looking forward to it

McConchie to Mahmudullah, no run

shuffles across off and sweeps straight to square leg

McConchie to Mahmudullah, no run

good length on middle, nurdled to midwicket

McConchie to Mahmudullah, no run

pushed through outside off, pressed into the covers

McConchie to Mahmudullah, 1 wide

pitches on middle and breaks down the leg side for a wide

McConchie to Mushfiqur, 1 run

flighted and outside off, bunted down to long-on off the front foot

McConchie is back on for his last over

end of over 149 runs
BAN: 55/3CRR: 3.92 RRR: 1.00 • Need 6 runs from 36b
Mahmudullah13 (18b 2x4)
Mushfiqur Rahim11 (24b)
Blair Tickner 1-0-9-0
Doug Bracewell 1-0-3-0
Tickner to Mahmudullah, no run

shortish and outside off, chopped hard into the ground, can't get it past Bracewell at backward point

Tickner to Mahmudullah, no run

slower short ball outside off, Mahmudullah delays his punch and steers it to short third man in the end

Tickner to Mahmudullah, 2 runs

slower cutter outside off, Tickner draws a thick inside edge that rolls down to fine leg

Tickner to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs

short, wide, Mahmudullah latches onto it and utterly batters it away to the left of backward point and right of deep third man. Crunched away off the back foot

Tickner to Mushfiqur, 1 run

on a length and outside off, tipped into the covers

Tickner to Mushfiqur, 1 wide

slower offcutter, Tickner floats it down the leg side, wide

Tickner to Mahmudullah, 1 run

short ball outside off, slower delivery, tapped down to deep third man

Here is Blair Tickner who will bowl in tandem with his CD mate Bracewell

end of over 133 runs
BAN: 46/3CRR: 3.53 RRR: 2.14 • Need 15 runs from 42b
Mahmudullah6 (13b 1x4)
Mushfiqur Rahim10 (23b)
Doug Bracewell 1-0-3-0
Rachin Ravindra 4-0-21-1
Doug Bracewell to Mahmudullah, 1 run

banged in short and outside off, Mahmudullah slices a back-foot cut down to deep third man

Doug Bracewell to Mahmudullah, no run

much fuller and outside off, Mahmudullah opens the bat-face and steers it to point

Doug Bracewell to Mahmudullah, no run

bursts from a back of a length and outside off and thuds into the gloves of Latham. Mushfiqur fiddles with it in the channel and is beaten emphatically

Doug Bracewell to Mahmudullah, 1 wide

lifter outside off, sails over the ducking Mahmudullah. Too high and so that's a wide

Doug Bracewell to Mahmudullah, no run

shorter and outside off, carved off the back foot to backward point

Doug Bracewell to Mushfiqur, 1 run

on a length and outside off, run away to deep third man

Mashur: "Shakib will be Player of the Series, this time too. Mark my words!"

Doug Bracewell to Mushfiqur, no run

back of a length and zips away outside off with extra bounce to defeat Mushfiqur outside off

Sampath Bandarupalli: Ajaz Patel's 7 runs are the second fewest in a 4-over spell by a New Zealand bowler in a men's T20I. Daniel Vettori's 6 runs in 2010 also vs Bangladesh is the best for NZ.