BAN vs NZ 5th T20I: Tom Latham shines as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 27 runs – Riding on superb fifty by captain Tom Latham followed by disciplined bowling by Ajaz Patel and Scott Kuggeleijn New Zealand managed to beat Bangladesh by 27 runs in the fifth and final match of the series here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Friday.
Chasing a challenging total of 163, Bangladesh got off to a bad start having lost four batsmen inside 10 overs. Mohammad Naim scored 23 runs which was the only notable performance from the top order as Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim failed to impress.
After early wickets, Afif Hossain and Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah stitched a solid partnership. At one point the host were smelling victory but it was New Zealand’s disciplined bowling performance that got them through.
Earlier in the first innings, Finn Allen and Ranchin Ravindra followed by a magnificent fifty by captain Tom Latham, New Zealand posted a challenging total of 162 runs with the loss of five-wicket in their quota of 20 overs.
New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first. New Zealand openers proved the decision right as they post 58 runs opening partnership. Allen scored 41 runs in just 24 balls with the help of four boundaries and three maximums while his partner Ravindra played an anchor role in the partnership by scoring 17 runs in 12 balls. He also smashed three boundaries in his innings. Tom Latham, who came out to bat at number three went back not out with 50 runs under his belt in just 37 balls. The left-hand batsman smashed two boundaries and as many sixes. He played with a strike rate of 135. Henry Nicholls and Cole McConchie gave New Zealand the much-needed finish by scoring 21 and 17 runs respectively.
On the other hand, for Bangladesh Shoriful Islam picked two wickets but gave away 48 runs in his four overs. Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Nasum Ahmed chipped in with one wicket each.
|Naim Sheikh||c Tom Latham b BV Sears||23||21||3||0||109.52|
|Liton Das||c SC Kuggeleijn b AY Patel||10||12||1||0||83.33|
|Soumya Sarkar||c R Ravindra b CE McConchie||4||9||0||0||44.44|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||c C Grandhomme b R Ravindra||3||8||0||0||37.50|
|Afif Hossain||Not out||48||32||2||3||150.00|
|Mahmudullah (C)||c FH Allen b SC Kuggeleijn||23||21||1||1||109.52|
|Nurul Hasan (WK)||lbw b AY Patel||4||4||1||0||100.00|
|Shamim Hossain||b JA Duffy||2||5||0||0||40.00|
|Taskin Ahmed||b SC Kuggeleijn||9||4||2||0||225.00|
|Nasum Ahmed||Not out||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|Extra||4 (b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 0)|
|Yet To Bat||Shoriful Islam|
|Finn Allen||b Shoriful Islam||41||24||4||3||170.83|
|Rachin Ravindra||c Mushfiqur Rahim b Shoriful Islam||17||12||3||0||141.67|
|Tom Latham (WK/C)||Not out||50||37||2||2||135.14|
|Will Young||c Nurul Hasan b Afif Hossain||6||8||1||0||75.00|
|Colin de Grandhomme||c Shamim Hossain b Nasum Ahmed||9||8||0||1||112.50|
|Henry Nicholls||c Nurul Hasan b Taskin Ahmed||21||21||2||0||100.00|
|Cole McConchie||Not out||17||10||3||0||170.00|
|Extra||1 (b 0, w 0, nb 0, lb 1)|
|Yet To Bat||SC Kuggeleijn, AY Patel, JA Duffy, BV Sears|
Toss Report – BAN vs NZ
New Zealand captain Tom Latham won the toss and opted to bat first against Bangladesh in the fifth and final T20I of the series here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Friday. Bangladesh have already won the series 3-1. New Zealand have three while Bangladesh make four changes. Kuggeleijn, Sears and Duffy are back in the XI for New Zealand. Shakib, Saif rested as Soumya, Shamim, Shoriful and Taskin are back.
Both team captains at the toss
Mahmudullah: I would have chased. So happy with the decision to bowl first. Though the conditions are tough for the batters here, it has made us a better batting unit. The hunger is there to win every series and every game, the attitude has been wonderful. We have four changes.
Tom Latham: We are going to have a bat. We have been so close to putting up a competitive total on the board. We will try to do that and then hopefully our spinners will come into play. The guys have been learning with each game and it will be nice to finish off with a win today. We have three changes.
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan(w), Mahmudullah(c), Shamim Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham(w/c), Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ajaz Patel, Jacob Duffy, Ben Sears
BAN vs NZ – Preview
With one game left the five-match T20I series against New Zealand, Bangladesh have already sealed the series 3-1. The Tigers will look to finish the series on high while New Zealand will look to get a consolation win. Bangladesh won the first two games of the series but failed to make it 3-0 as New Zealand bounced back in the third game to register a win. However, the host managed to seal the series in the fourth T20I.
BAN vs NZ 5th T20I, Live Score:
The fifth and final T20I of the series will be played at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday, September 10.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) September 8, 2021
Bangladesh vs New Zealand, 5th T20I
September 10, 2021 (Friday)
3:30 PM IST
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Rain can play spoilsport in the final T20 match between New Zealand and Bangladesh. The temperature will be around 33 degrees celsius. Humidity will be on the higher side.
As has been the case throughout the series, the pitch will assist spinners and thus New Zealand will struggle once again. Bangladesh spinners and medium pacers have used the cutters to good effect. On the slow pitch of Dhaka, 140 will be a winning total.
Players to watch out for
Probable Playing XI: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Probable Playing XI: Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Tom Latham (c)(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Cole McConchie, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ajaz Patel, Jacob Duffy.
live streaming of BAN vs NZ T20I in India
The match will not be shown on TV for the cricket audience in India. Fans can catch the BAN vs NZ T20I LIVE Streaming on the FanCode app.