Bangladesh registered their first win over New Zealand in T20 internationals on Wednesday, skittling out the Tom Latham-led side for a paltry 60 at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan hit 25 off 33 as Bangladesh chased down the set target in 15 overs with seven wickets in hand. With this win, the hosts have also taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
After opting to bat, the Blackcaps could not compete against the Tigers bowling attack. On the sluggish track, seamer Mustafizur Rahman took three for just 13 runs and helped his side in restricting New Zealand for their joint-lowest T20I total.
Lowest T20I totals for New Zealand:
- 60 vs Bangladesh, Dhaka in 2021
- 60 vs Sri Lanka, Chattogram in 2014
- 80 vs Pakistan, Christchurch in 2010
- 81 vs Sri Lanka, Lauderhill in 2010
Skipper Latham and Henry Nicholls scored 18 each while the rest of the Kiwi batters failed to reach double digits.
New Zealand 60 in 16.5 overs (Tom Latham 18, Henry Nicholls 18; Nasum Ahmed 2/5, Shakib Al Hasan 2/10, Mustafizur Rahman 3/13, Mohammad Saifuddin 2/7) lost to Bangladesh 62-3 in 15 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 25; Ajaz Patel 1/7) by seven wickets.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) September 1, 2021
Forget Hundred, T20Is in Bangladesh is a format on its own!!!
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) September 1, 2021
Congrats Ban for winning the first T-20I match against NZ & that too for the first time. They won it by 7 wickets. Good bowling by the bowlers. Hope to win all matches. #BANvsNZ
— Nasreen🧕🇧🇩 (@NA__SR__EEN3) September 1, 2021
— Prishi kumar (@tweetprishi) September 1, 2021
Well played Bangladesh 👏👏
Doesn't matter it's a B or C team a win is a win #BANvsNZ
— 🐐 🔥 👑 (@VK_FAN_FOREVER) September 1, 2021
Congrats Tigers 🐅 🎉🎊👏👏. #BANvsNZ
— Sugam Chakma (@sugam_chakma) September 1, 2021
What is the point of this #BANvNZ t20 series on compitation POV!
Its like Young Boys played against @ManUtd.
— RaFi (@ChunkOfCoal9) September 1, 2021
— AHM Nayeem (@AhmNayeem49) September 1, 2021
— shakhawat hossain (@shakhawatjiqu) September 1, 2021
— I'm Sangram🇮🇳 (@TheSangram18) September 1, 2021
— Mohammad Robiul 🌏 (@mix_rimi) September 1, 2021