Southee: Unusual game. We knew there was a bit of rain. I think the guys adapted really well. Very good summer to be part of, we’re very privileged here to have teams come in here and make a good summer. It’s always interesting, it’s shorter the guys can come out and go harder. They did put us under pressure. Just got to go with gut feel [about bowling Phillips]. I do a lot of it on gut feel, what feels right at the time. I thought the slower ball was starting to hold. So pure gut feel, sometimes you get it right, sometimes you get it wrong.
Mahmudullah: I think there was a bit of confusion because we didn’t know what the DLS score was, it kept changing on the scoreboard. It can happen in the game. First five overs we were on track but we didn’t finish well enough. Naim and Soumya batted really well. We didn’t capitalize on the balls we missed. There are some changes that we need to capitalize and we might get a win. Taskin took a brilliant catch that gave us confidence. In T20 sometimes you get a good start, sometimes you don’t. But both batting and bowling, you must finish well. As a batting unit, we can take some positives in this game and come back strong.
NZ vs BAN Highlights today Tuesday, 3-30-2021 – 2nd T20I (N), Bangladesh tour of New Zealand from McLean Park, Napier.
Mahmudullah won the toss and chose to bowl first.
New Zealand team: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Finn Allen, 3 Devon Conway (wk), 4 Will Young, 5 Glenn Phillips, 6 Mark Chapman, 7 Daryl Mitchell, 8 Tim Southee (capt), 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Hamish Bennett, 11 Adam Milne.
Bangladesh team: 1 Liton Das (wk), 2 Mohammad Naim, 3 Soumya Sarkar, 4 Mohammad Mithun, 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Afif Hossain, 7 Mohammad Saifuddin, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Nasum Ahmed, 10 Shoriful Islam, 11 Taskin Ahmed.
Match Timings: 06:00 GMT | 19:00 Local
Umpires – Chris Brown, Wayne Knights
TV Umpires – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Shaun Haig
Match number – T20I no. 1140