Ban vs NZ 2nd T20I Highlights today Friday, 9-3-2021 – 2nd T20I (D/N), New Zealand tour of Bangladesh from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
The visitor teams captain Tom Latham won the toss and chose to bat.
Latham: We would have had a bat first a well. The way we came out with the ball and applied some pressure was very good. We want to start really well and start as the other day. We’re looking to turn up with the right attitude on the field today.
Mahmudullah: The wicket looks similar and we’ll be looking to post 130-140 for a winning total.
Bangladesh team: 1 Naim Sheikh, 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan,4 Mushfiqur Rahim 5 Afif Hossain, 6 Mahmudullah (capt), 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mohammad Saifuddin, 9 Nasum Ahmed, 10 Mahedi Hasan, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
New Zealand team: 1 Rachin Ravindra, 2 Tom Blundell, 3 Will Young, 4 Colin de Grandhomme, 5 Tom Latham (capt&wk), 6 Henry Nicholls, 7 Cole McConchie, 8 Doug Bracewell, 9 Ajaz Patel, 10 Hamish Bennett, 11 Ben Sears.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 16:00 Local
Umpires – Masudur Rahman, Tanvir Ahmed
TV Umpires – Sharafudoulla
Match Referee – Neeyamur Rashid
Reserve Umpire – Gazi Sohel
Match number – T20I no. 1251
Post Match Presentation.
Mahmudullah, Bangladesh captain: Mustafiz held his nerve well and we went really close. It was unusual, but I had quite a bit of confidence in Mustafizur. Mahedi has been bowling really well with the new ball and the wicket got better. We are happy to continue with this streak.
Tom Latham, NZ captain and Player of the Match: Yeah, it was a great game to take it down to the last over. I thought we learned from the last game and to take it down to the last over with a chance of winning was outstanding. Yeah, I think a better surface makes for a better game and that was the case. Rachin bowled well and did a really good job.
We probably weren’t there as we would have liked, but I thought 130-140 was a competitive score. My role is to try to bat through the innings and other guys to be slightly more explosive…to take it to the last over I was really proud of the guys to change it around.