আকা। In the third T20 (BAN vs NZ), New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by 52 runs. However, Bangladesh is still leading 2-1 in the five-match series. Playing first, New Zealand scored 128 runs for 5 wickets. In reply, the host Bangladesh team went down to just 76 runs. Bats batsmen could not touch double figures. Earlier, Bangladesh defeated Australia 1-1 in a five-match T20 series. The series is being seen as a preparation ahead of the T20 World Cup to be held in October-November.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat. Opener Finn Allen was out for 15 off 10 balls. He faced 10 balls. Four hit four. Sachin Rabindra and Will Young scored 20-20. At one time the team lost 5 wickets for 62 runs. Under such circumstances, it seemed that the team would not be able to reach the 100-run mark. But Henry Nichols (* *) and Tom Blandell (* 0 *) added an unbeaten added run for the sixth wicket to take the score to 128. Nichols tackled 29 balls and hit four fours. At the same time, Blandell played four balls and hit four fours. Saifuddin took 2 wickets for 2 runs for Bangladesh.
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Lost 6 wickets for 43 runs
The Bangladesh team that came down to chase the target was ruined from the beginning. The team lost the top-6 wickets for the top run. The entire team was bowled out for 76 in 19.4 overs. Thus New Zealand won the match by 52 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim remained unbeaten on 20 runs. Liton Das scored 15 and Mohammad Naeem 13 runs. Three batsmen were dismissed for zero runs. For New Zealand, off-spinner Ajaz Patel was the man of the match with 4 for 16 in 4 overs. Cole McNoy got 3 wickets. The fourth match of the series will be held on September 8.
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