In the first T20 match at Sedan Park in Hamilton, the Kiwis gave Bangladesh a huge target of 211 runs with the help of Devon Conway’s devastating batting.
Conway and Glenn Phillips scored 61 runs in the last 5 overs. Batmen of Bangladesh could not cross this huge target. Chasing the target of 211 runs of Kiwis, Bangladesh stopped at 144 runs.
After winning the toss in Hamilton, the hosts went down to bat and scored 210 runs for 3 wickets.The Tigers’ innings came to a halt after batting for 211 runs.
However, the Tigers got off to a good start after losing the toss. Debutant spinner Nasum Ahmed hit the New Zealand camp in the first over. He returned Kiwi opener Phil Allen for zero in the sixth ball of the over. Broke his wicket directly.
The left-hander later dismissed another opener Martin Guptill. Guptill made a 35-run innings off 26 balls in his third and seventh over of the team and handed the catch to Soumya.
The two Kiwi batsmen who dropped to number three and four became devastating after losing two openers. In particular, the ODI series best Devon Conway attacked the Bangladeshi bowlers. Conway made 105 off 60 balls for the third wicket with Will Young.
Young Mehdi Hasan was dismissed for 53 off 30 balls with 2 fours and 4 sixes. However, Conway scored another 52 runs for the fourth wicket with Glenn Phillips. In the end, Conway remained unbeaten on 92 off 52 balls. He had 11 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. Phillips made 24 off 10 balls. New Zealand scored 210 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
After batting for 211 runs, after the ODI series, Liton and Soumya were also trapped in the circle of failure in the T20 series. Liton (4) returned to the dressing room with the ball of Tim Southee.
Naeem, who got the opportunity for the first time in the New Zealand tour, hoped for something better but could not make the innings big. After hitting Naeem Loki Ferguson for four, he became lbw for 26 runs. Naeem smashed 5 fours in 16 balls. Is Shodhi took 2 wickets in the sixth over. Shodhi bowled Mithun after palmizing Saumya (5) in the return catch. Gemini missed the ball and was bowled for 4 runs.
After losing 4 wickets in the power play, Bangladesh lost the wickets of Mahmudullah Riyad and Mahedi Hasan in one over of Ish Shodhi. Bangladesh lost 6 wickets for 6 runs in the first 10 overs. Saif Uddin and Afif Hossain put on 73 runs for the seventh wicket. Their pair completed 50 runs off 36 balls. Afif Hossain returned to the dressing room with 45 runs off 33 balls.
After that Bangladesh lost the wicket of Shariful Islam (5) for 133 runs. Mohammad Saifuddin was unbeaten on 34 off 34 balls. Bangladesh lost 6 wickets in 20 overs and scored 144 runs. At the same time, the Tigers started the T20 series by losing by a big margin of 66 runs.