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2nd T20I: Bangladesh beat New Zealand despite Latham heroics | Cricket News – Times of India


DHAKA: Tom Latham‘s unbeaten 65 simply did not steal victory from Bangladesh who gained the second Twenty20 in opposition to New Zealand on Friday by 4 runs to go 2-0 up of their 5 match sequence.
Bangladesh made 141 for six from their 20 overs with Mohammad Naim making 39 and captain Mahmudullah Riyad an unbeaten 37.
New Zealand’s chase solely got here alive within the closing overs and with skipper Latham on the helm they got here agonisingly shut after needing 20 from the ultimate nervy six balls off Mustafizur Rahman.
Mustafizur gave away seven extras amongst 15 runs conceded however New Zealand ended on 137 for 5.
Bangladesh spinners once more dominated on the sluggish wicket with Shakib Al Hasan and Mahedi Hasan ending on two for 12 and two for 29 respectively.
Shakib ended a 43 run second wicket stand between Latham and Will Young to get inside one wicket of becoming a member of Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga because the main wicket taker in Twenty20 internationals.
The Bangladesh all-rounder now has 106 wickets within the shortest format.
Latham, who survived a stumping on 54, put Bangladesh below stress together with his stable batting.
New Zealand, hammered by seven wickets within the opening recreation, wanted six off the final ball for victory however Latham managed solely a single.
“It was a great game to take it down to the last over,” stated the New Zealand captain.
“I thought we learned from the last game and to take it down to the last over with a chance of winning was outstanding.”
Mahmudullah stated he had confidence in Mustafizur to deal with the ultimate over.
“Mustafizur held his nerve well and we went really close,” he stated. “It was unusual, but I had quite a bit of confidence in Mustafizur.”
Naim and Liton Das made 59 runs in Bangladesh’s opening stand after Mahmudullah gained the toss and elected to bat.
Liton, who was dropped earlier than he had scored by Colin de Grandhomme off Cole McConchie, went on the punish New Zealand by making 33 off 29 balls.
Rachin Ravindra (3-22) dismissed Liton within the tenth over after which had Mushfiqur Rahim out for a duck within the subsequent ball.
Mahmudullah’s 37 from 32 balls guided his facet to a difficult rating.
The third match within the sequence is on Sunday.



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