Twitter reactions: Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman shine in Bangladesh’s series-clinching win over New Zealand

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  • Bangladesh defeated New Zealand in the 4th T20I to seal the series.

  • Nasum Ahmed returned with amazing figures of 4-2-10-4.

Twitter reactions: Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman shine in Bangladesh’s series-clinching win over New Zealand
Bangladesh beat New Zealand in 4th T20I (Image Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh thrashed New Zealand by six wickets in the fourth T20I to take the unassailable 3-1 lead in the ongoing five-match series.

Chasing the paltry target of 94 runs, the hosts completed the match in 19.1 overs with six wickets in hand. Although Bangladesh lost their three wickets for 35, but a few crucial partnerships helped them register the victory. Opener Mohammad Naim made a vital 29 runs before he met a run-out.

Captain Mahmudullah top-scored with unbeaten 43 runs off 48 balls with the help of one four and two sixes to get his team over the finish line. For the tourists, Ajaz Patel picked up two wickets for nine runs in his quota of 4 overs.

Earlier, Bangladesh packed New Zealand for a mere score of 93 runs in 19.3 overs. Nasum Ahmed was the pick of the bowler for the home team.

The left-arm spinner bagged a four-wicket haul for just 10 runs in his quota of 4 overs, including two maidens. Nasum dismissed both the openers Rachin Ravindra (0) and Finn Allen (12) before sending back Henry Nichols (1) and Colin de Grandhomme (0) to complete his four-fer.

Just like Nasum, pacer Mustafizur Rahman also shined with the ball, picking up as many as four scalps in 3.3 overs while conceding just 12 runs. Will Young, with 46 off 48 balls, was the top scorer for the Kiwis. Apart from Young, only captain Tom Latham (12) and Allen could reach double figures.

“It feels great to win the series, and I feel really happy. My skipper told me to back my strengths, dry the runs, and that’s what I did. There was a turn in the pitch, so I didn’t worry about variations, just stuck to the basics,” said Nasum after getting the ‘Player of the Match’ award.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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