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NZ vs Ban, Tri-series, 3rd T20I: Conway & Williamson Powered New Zealand to Chase 137 Runs

NZ vs Ban, Tri-series, 3rd T20I: Conway & Williamson Powered New Zealand to Chase 137 Runs

New Zealand won the 3rd Match of the T20I Tri-Series, Bangladesh vs. New Zealand, by 8 wickets. After their loss to Pakistan yesterday, a comprehensive win puts the hosts on the board. They won the toss, and the bowlers controlled the scoring rate. With two wickets apiece from Boult and Southee, Bangladesh was stymied by Bracewell’s off-spin. Nevertheless, 137 wasn’t a massive total, and the home team crushed the goal, with Conway leading the way with an unbeaten 70 runs in 50 balls.  

New Zealand won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat first. The first inning started with Shanto and Mehidy Hasan Miraz at the crease, and Boult opened the attack. Tim Southee took the first wicket of Mehidy in 1.4 overs. Mehidy was caught out after scoring 5 runs. Litton Das came into the field. Bangladesh reached 30 runs after losing 1 wicket during the power play.  

After the powerplay, Shanto was hitting beautiful boundaries. M Bracewell dismissed Litton Das in 7.3 overs, and he caught out after scoring 15(16). In 8.6 overs, New Zealand took the biggest wicket of Shanto. It was Ish Sodhi’s googly that Shanto played uppishly but ended up dragging down in the hand of Chapman. In the process, Sodhi helped himself get 100 international T20 wickets. He settled his inning with a good 33(29) score.

After 9 overs, Bangladesh lost wicket after wicket. Afif Hossain 24(26), Shakib Al Hasan 16(16), and Nurul Hasan 25(12), with other batters, took Bangladesh to the scoreboard of 137 runs after losing 8 wickets. 

A decent late flourish in an innings went nowhere for a large part. Bangladesh’s batting woes continue, and they now have some strategic thinking to do as well. 

The second inning started with Finn Allen and Conway at the crease, and Taskin Ahmed opened the attack. In the first over, New Zealand got 2 wides, and they took this as an opportunity and scored 10 runs beautifully with a 4 from the bat of Fin Allen. Shoriful Islam took the second inning’s first and most crucial wicket in 3.6 overs. Finn Allen caught out after scoring 16(18). 

New Zealand scored 36 runs with the loss of 1 wicket during the powerplay. Conway hit a glorious 4 in 13.1 overs to bring up his successful half-century. The 81-run stand between Conway and Williamson ended in the 14th over as Hasan Mahmud sent Williamson back to the hut. He caught out after scoring 30(29). With the beautiful efforts of Conway and Williamson, New Zealand got their first victory in T20I Tri-Series. Glenn Phillips finished the innings in style, and New Zealand won the game by 8 wickets.

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