New Delhi. Bangladesh’s great performance continues ahead of the T20 World Cup. Bangladesh beat New Zealand by just 0 runs in the first match of the home T20 series (Bangladesh v New Zealand, first T20). This is New Zealand’s second lowest score in T20 cricket. Earlier, the Kiwis were all out for 40 against Sri Lanka in 2011. Mustafizur Rahman took 3 wickets for 13 runs for Bangladesh.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. But captain Tom Latham’s decision has overshadowed the team. In the third ball, opener Rachin Rabindra returned to the pavilion without opening an account. He was caught out by Mehndi Hasan with his own ball. More runs were added to the scoreboard and three New Zealand batsmen, Will Young (5), Colin D Grandhome (1) and Tom Blandell (2), were dismissed.
The Kiwis could not recover from the push and lost their wickets within 50 runs. The last three wickets came in the book of Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman and the entire Kiwi team was out for 60 runs. This is the lowest score in T20 cricket in 2021. Earlier, Bangladesh bowled out Australia for 622 in August this year.
Bangladesh also lost to Australia in the T20 series last month. In the fifth and final T20 of the series, Bangladesh bowled out the visiting team for 622 runs. It was Australia’s lowest score in T20. Batting first in this match, Bangladesh lost 8 wickets and scored 122 runs. In reply, the entire Australian team was reduced to 62 runs. Hosts Bangladesh won the match by 60 runs.
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At the same time, Bangladesh team has been all out for runs in New Zealand tour this year. The match took place on 1 April 2021 in Auckland. In this rain-interrupted match, New Zealand lost 4 wickets in 10 overs and scored 141 runs. In reply, the entire Bangladesh team was all out for 76 runs in 9.3 overs. Then Team Saudi took three wickets. Bangladesh’s lowest score in T20 is 70 runs. In the 2016 T20 World Cup, New Zealand all out him for so many runs. The match was held in Kolkata.
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