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As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, Only T20I


Cricketnext Staff
Nov 06, 2013 at 05:00pm IST

After winning the ODI series 3-0 against New Zealand, hosts Bangladesh will be geared up for the only T20 and will be looking to fix their disastrous form in the shortest format of the game.

Team from the sub continent have lost six of their last seven T20s that also includes the defeat at the hands of Netherlands and Scotland.

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Likes of Abdur Razzak, Mahmudullah, Naeem Islam, Sohag Gazi and Mushfiqur Rahim performed exceptionally well and were consistent throughout the series and they will be hoping to continue the same form in T20 as well.

As it happened: Bangladesh vs New Zealand, Only T20I

Chasing 205, Bangladesh kept losing wickets at regular interval with Tim Southee taking three wickets and Anderson picking up two.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Shamsur Rahman, Ziaur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain.

New Zealand (Playing XI): Hamish Rutherford, Anton Devcich, Tom Latham, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi(w), Corey Anderson, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills(c), Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan.

Commentary (Bangladesh 1st Innings)

Colin Munro is named the Man of the Match for his blistering knock down the order in the first innings which set up the big total. That's the end of New Zealand's tour of Bangladesh. With the Test series squared up and being blanked by Bangladesh in the ODIs, the Kiwis take little but appreciable satisfaction back. Until next time, goodbye!

In spite of losing wickets in quick succession, Bangladesh's chase got off to a flier and remained that way for majority of the match. Rahim, Hossain and Mahmudullah did their best with their own cameos but as the end overs approached, the batsmen lost their cool and with the ever-increasing run-rate, things started falling gradually into New Zealand's arms.

Eventually, after getting the match to almost choke in their neck, New Zealand manage a victory here in Bangladesh after what seems like ages. After winning the toss and batting first, Anton Devcich and Colin Munro played wonderfully and helped New Zealand put up 200 plus on a flat, placid wicket.

19.6 Tim Southee to M Mortaza, NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 15 RUNS! Mortaza strokes a full ball over covers just for one. Wonderful over from Southee in terms of pitching the ball and the Kiwis look a relieved side to win this one-off T20I. 189/9

19.5 Tim Southee to M Mortaza, Full again, Mortaza fails to hit and is struck on the pads. 188/9

19.4 Tim Southee to A Hossain, Full and tailing onto the pads, Hossain fails to flick and there is a huge appeal from Southee. Seems like there is an inside edge as the umpire signals a run. 188/9

19.3 Tim Southee to A Hossain, FOUR! Chinese cut! A good length ball, Hossain slashes hard and the inside edge takes the ball to the fine leg fence. 187/9

19.2 Tim Southee to A Hossain, In the channel outside off, Al-Amin fails to get bat on that. 183/9

19.1 Tim Southee to A Razzak, OUT! That will dent Bangladesh's chances! A yorker right on middle, Razzak is too late in bringing his bat down and the stumps are disturbed. 183/9

Tim Southee to bowl the final over. 22 is required off 6 balls.

18.6 C Anderson to M Mortaza, Short of a length, Mortaza tries to slash but misses. 183/8

18.5 C Anderson to M Mortaza, DROPPED BY McCLENAGHAN! Confusion all over! Mortaza backs away to try and pull it over square leg but picks out the fielder in the deep. McClenaghan does well to get around the ball but with the incoming keeper, he gets around but fluffs it. 183/8

18.4 C Anderson to M Mortaza, FOUR! Straight back! A good length delivery on middle, Mortaza backs away and smashes it right over the umpire's head. 181/8

18.3 C Anderson to M Mortaza, A bit short in length, Mortaza goes for the big shot but misses. 177/8

Abdur Razzak walks in.

18.2 C Anderson to Mahmudullah, OUT! A huge wicket and the crowd is stunned. A slow length ball, Mahmudullah goes for a biggie but has picked out Ross Taylor at the wide long on fence. 177/8

18.1 C Anderson to Mahmudullah, In the channel outside off, Mahmudullah fails to get bat on that. 177/7

17.6 K Mills to M Mortaza, A full ball, mistimed down the ground to end the over. 177/7

Mashrafe Mortaza walks in.

17.5 K Mills to S Gazi, OUT! A crucial wicket for both sides. Gazi swipes it away through mid-wicket and runs back for the 2nd. The throw from Nathan McCullum is quick at the striker's end and Ronchi does the rest. Third umpire confirms it. 177/7

17.4 K Mills to Mahmudullah, A full ball on middle, dug out through mid on to take one. 176/6

17.3 K Mills to Mahmudullah, SIX! Massive hit! A full length ball outside off, Mahmudullah backs away and heaves it over covers nicely. 175/6

17.2 K Mills to Mahmudullah, A good length ball, lofted through mid off and they run quickly for a couple of runs. 169/6

17.1 K Mills to S Gazi, Length delivery, Gazi tries to whack but gets an inside edge for one. 167/6

16.6 C Anderson to Mahmudullah, Short of a length, Mahmudullah goes to slog but mishits it towards square leg for one. 166/6

16.5 C Anderson to S Gazi, A yorker length delivery, dug out over the bowler's head to take just one. Anderson is tightening up things now. 166/6

16.4 C Anderson to Mahmudullah, Very full in length, smashed down through mid on for a single. Mahmudullah wants one but is sent back. 165/6

16.3 C Anderson to S Gazi, Back of a length, Mahmudullah toe-ends it towards deep cover for a single. 164/6

16.2 C Anderson to S Gazi, Short of a length and wide, smashed back through mid off for just one though. 163/6

16.1 C Anderson to S Gazi, A length delivery, Gazi lifts it over the cover region for a couple of runs. 161/6

15.6 Tim Southee to S Gazi, Another full and wide delivery, pushed through mid off for one to end the over. 159/6

15.5 Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A full ball on middle, dug out towards mid on for one. 158/6

15.4 Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, SIX! Boom! A short of a length delivery, Mahmudullah sizes himself and smacks it way over mid on. 157/6

15.3 Tim Southee to S Gazi, DROPPED BY SOUTHEE! Has he dropped the match? A full ball, Gazi skies it up in the air. The ball goes towards the non-striker's end. Southee was in a horrible position and puts it down. 151/6

15.2 Tim Southee to Mahmudullah, A full ball on middle and off, heaved away over the mid-wicket region for a single. 150/6

15.1 Tim Southee to S Gazi, A yorker length delivery, dug out towards mid on for a single. 149/6

Death specialist Tim Southee into the attack.

14.6 K Mills to Mahmudullah, Tries to whack a length ball but gets only a bottom edge. 148/6

14.5 K Mills to Mahmudullah, Good length and wide, Mahmudullah goes to slog but misses. 148/6

14.4 K Mills to S Gazi, Length delivery onto the pads, Gazi goes to flick but gets hit on the pads. Leg bye. 148/6

14.3 K Mills to Mahmudullah, A bit short, dragged through square leg for one. 147/6

14.2 K Mills to Mahmudullah, Good length outside off, Mahmudullah goes for the big shot but misses. 146/6

14.1 K Mills to Mahmudullah, A full ball on off, lifted away over mid on for a couple of runs as the fielder at the ropes slides and stops it. 146/6

Kyle Mills back into the attack.

13.6 A Devcich to S Gazi, SIX! A huge one to end the over! Takes a couple of steps down the track and hoicks it over the long on fence. Bangladesh well and truly in the hunt. 144/6

13.5 A Devcich to Mahmudullah, Short, dragged away through mid-wicket for a single. 138/6

13.4 A Devcich to S Gazi, A bit short, cut away past point for a single. 137/6

13.3 A Devcich to Mahmudullah, A yorker length delivery, dug away towards point for a single. 136/6

13.2 A Devcich to S Gazi, Flighted one, driven through covers for a single. 135/6

13.1 A Devcich to Mahmudullah, Gets across the line and sweeps it past square leg for one. 134/6

12.6 M McClenaghan to S Gazi, FOUR! Nice shot to end the over! A full ball outside off, Gazi lifts it over mid off and finds the fence. 133/6

12.5 M McClenaghan to Mahmudullah, Length on middle, worked away off the hips for one. 129/6

12.4 M McClenaghan to Mahmudullah, SIX! Massive hit! A slower length ball, Mahmudullah sets his sights and slogs a huge one over mid-wicket. 128/6

12.3 M McClenaghan to S Gazi, Short of a length, punched away for one. 122/6

12.2 M McClenaghan to Mahmudullah, Wide outside off, square driven past point for one. 121/6

12.1 M McClenaghan to Mahmudullah, On a length outside off, Mahmudullah fails to put bat on that. 120/6

Sohag Gazi walks in.

11.6 N McCullum to N Hossain, OUT! Lovely caught and bowled! Hossain charges out and whacks it on the full. Nathan flies to his left and takes a superb reflexive catch. 120/6

11.5 N McCullum to Mahmudullah, Full ball, swept away through square leg for one. 120/5

11.4 N McCullum to Mahmudullah, Short and it's been punched away. 119/5

11.3 N McCullum to N Hossain, Short and spinning down, pulled through square leg for one. 119/5

11.2 N McCullum to Mahmudullah, Flighted up, pushed through covers for one. 118/5

11.1 N McCullum to N Hossain, Short in length, Hossain pulls it away through square leg for one. 117/5

Back for the chase. Shamsur Rahman and Ziaur Rahman are at the crease. Tim Southee to bowl first up.

Mahmudullah now walks in and Nathan McCullum is now into the attack.

10.6 C Anderson to M Rahim, OUT! Skipper is out on 50! A short of a length delivery, Rahim tries to pull over mid-wicket but finds the top edge which is taken inside the circle by Ross Taylor. 116/5

10.5 C Anderson to N Hossain, Shortish around off, Hossain pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. 116/4

Maiden T20I fifty for Rahim!

10.4 C Anderson to M Rahim, Outside off, Rahim punches it through covers takes a single to bring up his first fifty in this format. Been a terrific knock so far. 115/4

10.3 C Anderson to M Rahim, Shortish around off, Rahim pulls it away to the leg side and finds the fielder. 114/4

10.2 C Anderson to N Hossain, Shortish outside off, Hossain cuts it hard through the off side. The fielder dives at the boundary rope to stop the ball. Just a single taken. 114/4

10.1 C Anderson to M Rahim, Outside off, Rahim drives it through cover-point for a run. 113/4

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