rank long-hop on middle stump, Mushfiqur jumps deep in the crease and swats it away disdainfully over midwicket to seal Bangladesh's victory
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 "
Qaiyum: "Pitches have been really disappointing for the last two t20i series in Bangladesh. At least prepare some 140-150 pitches. "
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
shuffles across off and sweeps straight to square leg
good length on middle, nurdled to midwicket
pushed through outside off, pressed into the covers
pitches on middle and breaks down the leg side for a wide
flighted and outside off, bunted down to long-on off the front foot
McConchie is back on for his last over
shortish and outside off, chopped hard into the ground, can't get it past Bracewell at backward point
slower short ball outside off, Mahmudullah delays his punch and steers it to short third man in the end
slower cutter outside off, Tickner draws a thick inside edge that rolls down to fine leg
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
on a length and outside off, tipped into the covers
slower offcutter, Tickner floats it down the leg side, wide
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
banged in short and outside off, Mahmudullah slices a back-foot cut down to deep third man
much fuller and outside off, Mahmudullah opens the bat-face and steers it to point
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
lifter outside off, sails over the ducking Mahmudullah. Too high and so that's a wide
shorter and outside off, carved off the back foot to backward point
on a length and outside off, run away to deep third man
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|Toss||New Zealand, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
Shakib Al Hasan
|Series result||Bangladesh led the 5-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 1243|
|Hours of play (local time)||16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20|
|Match days||1 September 2021 - daynight (20-over match)|
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Stats - New Zealand fall to their joint-lowest T20I total
|Shakib Al Hasan||caught||25||33|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||not out||16||26|
|Total||62(3 wkts; 15 ovs)|