Bangladesh in New Zealand, 3 T20I Series, 2021

New Zealand vs Bangladesh - 3rd T20I

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

Date & Time: 01 April 2021

Bangladesh 76/10

RR: 8 | New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs

commentary

Right! That's all from this game and the entire tour of Bangladesh to New Zealand. The hosts first thumped them 3-0 in the ODIs and now they have repeated the same in the T20Is. A clinical show from the Kiwis. The visitors have got a lot to ponder ahead of the T20 World Cup in India later this year. For now, we bid you goodbye from here. Thanks for your company. Cheers and take care!

Tim Southee, the New Zealand skipper, says it is very nice to finish on a good note, it has been a good summer and they have played good cricket throughout. Adds Tod Astle has been sitting out for a while but he has done brilliantly well in this game and his two overs just shows the hard work he has been putting in. Thanks the fans for their support and appreciates them to hang around here today. Ends by saying they will sit back and enjoy what has been a good summer and then look forward to the World Test Championship.

Liton Das, the Bangladeshi skipper chats now. Das says that they did not play good cricket. Especially batting and bowling. Tells that they have learned a lot from the tour. Says that it has been difficult for them in these bouncy tracks. Adds when they will return back next time, he hopes they will do better.

MAN OF THE SERIES, Glenn Phillips, says he is very comfortable with where his game is, he likes coming in the middle order now and he has enjoyed his bowling too and he is getting confident about it. States the team has been brilliant, they love playing with each other and the atmosphere is superb. Ends by saying he is enjoying his cricket.

Finn Allen is named Player of the Match. He says that batting with Guptill was really nice and it was good fun. Tells that he was really excited and adds Guptill kept him calm throughout the innings. Says he was just looking at it as another game of cricket and wanted to stick to basics. Mentions that the environment is really good in the dressing room. Wants to keep learning from the players in the team.

For the Kiwis, Astle impressed with a four-fer. Southee was excellent too with the new ball. It was a complete performance from the Kiwis! Another clinical performance from them.

Chasing a target in which they needed to go at 14 per over, Bangladesh just kept losing wickets. They had half the side back in the hut in no time and losing wickets while chasing such a big total just makes the task impossible and they fell well short.

A comfortable win for the hosts and they have inflicted the whitewash! To be honest, it was Allen's innings and the opening stand for New Zealand which took the game away from the visitors.

9.3
0
Glenn Phillips to Nasum Ahmed, OUT! CAUGHT! That will do it. Tossed up and outside off, Nasum makes room and looks to go big over long off. Hits it off the toe end and it goes straight to Southee at mid off. He makes no mistake. New Zealand win by 65 runs and take the T20I series 3-0.
9.2
0
Glenn Phillips to Nasum Ahmed, Tossed up and around middle and leg, Nasum looks to slog it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pad.
9.1
2
Glenn Phillips to Nasum Ahmed, Full and around middle, it is pushed just outside the ring at mid-wicket. They scamper back for two.

Glenn Phillips to bowl the final over. Can he strike and close the game?

8.6
1
Tim Southee to Nasum Ahmed, Just a single on the last ball. Full and outside off, Nasum pushes it through mid off for a single. Excellent from the Kiwi skipper as finishes with excellent figures. 2-0-15-3 from him.
8.5
1
Tim Southee to Rubel Hossain, Short again, this time Rubel pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
8.4
0
Tim Southee to Rubel Hossain, Shortish and around middle, punched to cover for nothing.
8.3
0
Tim Southee to Rubel Hossain, Another slower, knuckle ball. Rubel swings but fails to connect.

Nasum Ahmed is the last man in.

8.2
0
Tim Southee to Mosaddek Hossain, OUT! CAUGHT! Young takes a fine catch now. A length ball around middle and leg, Mosaddek makes room and looks to go big over covers. He though ends up slicing it. Young keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a fine catch towards cover-point. No hat-trick for Southee but he gets his third. Just 1 more wicket needed.
8.1
2
Tim Southee to Mosaddek Hossain, Nicely done from Mosaddek as he denies the hat-trick. It was nicely bowled by Southee. It was the knuckle ball and it was around the off stump. Mosaddek went back and hit it towards sweeper cover for two.

Tim Southee to bowl the penultimate over of the game. He is on a hat-trick.

7.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to Mosaddek Hossain, Slower one from Ferguson to end the over. It is on a good length and just outside off. Mosaddek reads it well and guides it to third man for one. 1 for 13 for Ferguson in his 2 overs.
7.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Rubel Hossain, A length ball on the pads, Rubel drives it to long on for one.
7.4
1
Lockie Ferguson to Mosaddek Hossain, Low full toss. Pushed down to long off for one.
7.4
0
Lockie Ferguson to Mosaddek Hossain, WIDE! Short ball down the leg side. Mosaddek looks to pull but misses. Called wide by the umpire.
7.3
1
Lockie Ferguson to Rubel Hossain, A length ball around off, pushed to mid off for a quick single.
7.2
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rubel Hossain, Another lovely yorker! Rubel cannot dig it out. To his luck, this is not straight, so he survives.

Rubel Hossain is in now.

7.1
0
Lockie Ferguson to Taskin Ahmed, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Another one bites the dust. Once again full and straight. This one is a slower one though from Ferguson. Taskin cannot keep it out as he is a bit early. The off pole gets a beating this time. Just too good from Lockie here.

Ferguson is back!

6.6
1
Adam Milne to Taskin Ahmed, Full and on middle, this one is hit down to long on for one. 77 needed in 18 balls. The Kiwis need 3 wickets.
6.5
4
Adam Milne to Taskin Ahmed, FOUR! Past the man at mid off. A little too fuller and outside off, Taskin carves it past the diving mid off fielder. Once he is beaten, no one is stopping the ball.
6.4
0
Adam Milne to Taskin Ahmed, Wide yorker! Taskin can do nothing about it.
6.3
0
Adam Milne to Shoriful Islam, OUT! TIMBER! You miss, it hit. Too quick for the batsman. Full, fast and straight. Shoriful makes room and looks to hit it on the off side but misses. And the zing bails light up. Excellent comeback from Milne.
6.2
6
Adam Milne to Shoriful Islam, SIX! This goes all the way. That is some shot from Shoriful. Good length ball around off, Islam slams it over long on. Failed to time it as well as he would've liked but it goes all the way.
6.1
1
Adam Milne to Mosaddek Hossain, Excellent stop near the fence! A low full toss. Mosaddek hits it through mid on. The man from long on runs to his left and makes a fine stop and relays the ball to his partner at lonf off. A single.

Milne is back!

5.6
0
Todd Astle to Shoriful Islam, Swing and a miss! Fired full and outside off, Shoriful swings hard but connects only with thin air. End of a sensational spell from Astle. 4 for 13 off his 2.
5.5
1
Todd Astle to Mosaddek Hossain, Flat and just outside off, it is pushed between backward point and short third man. A single.

Shoriful Islam walks out to bat now.

5.4
0
Todd Astle to Mahedi Hasan, OUT! CAUHGT! Another one bites the dust. The weheels are coming off. New Zealand are in total control here. A tossed up ball, it is slower through the air. Mahedi gets down and looks to power it over deep mid-wicket. However, he holes out in the deep as he fails to time it properly. A simple chance for Phillips. No. 6 is back in the hut for Bangladesh. Once again Astle has got 2 in the over.
5.3
0
Todd Astle to Mahedi Hasan, Flat and on middle and leg, Mahedi looks to flick but misses to get high on the pad.

Hasan walks out to bat!

5.2
0
Todd Astle to Afif Hossain, OUT! STUMPED! This time Conway gets it right as Afif's foot is on the line. Lovely work from Conway behind the sticks. Top bowling from Astle too as he gets his third. He tosses it up and makes it to spin away just a touch. Afif has a wild swing at it he misses. Conway collects and breaks the stumps. He appeals and celebrates at the same time. The TV umpire has been called for again. Replays roll in and they show that Afif has nothing behind the line.

One more stumping appeal and this time Conway feels he has got his man. It is taken upstairs.

5.1
6
Todd Astle to Afif Hossain, SIX! Great start to the over. A short ball on middle, Afif pulls it over fine leg for a biggie. Two biggies in the last 2 balls.
4.6
6
Glenn Phillips to Mosaddek Hossain, SIX! Over the ropes! This is in the arc, in the slot. Hossain smashes it over the long off fielder for a biggie.
4.5
1
Glenn Phillips to Afif Hossain, Full and on middle, this is hit down to long off for one.
4.4
0
Glenn Phillips to Afif Hossain, Fired into the pads, Hossain swings but misses to get hit on the pads.
4.3
0
Glenn Phillips to Afif Hossain, NOT OUT! Afif is in but by just! This is fired outside off. Hossain swings but misses. Conway takes the bail off after a bit an appeals. It is taken upstairs. Replays show that Afif is in.

Another one? Stumping appeal has been referred upstairs now. Is that back foot inside the crease? Or it is on the line? Looks really close.

4.2
1
Glenn Phillips to Mosaddek Hossain, Fuller and on off, it is hit towards cover for one more.
4.1
1
Glenn Phillips to Afif Hossain, Afif lofts this down towards long off for one.

Mosaddek Hossain is the new man in.

3.6
0
Todd Astle to Najmul Hossain Shanto, OUT! Knocks him over this time. Astle has the second one in the over. Lovely flatter ball around off, it is a bit short. Shanto is a bit too early as he tries to work it on the leg side. He misses and then hears the woodwork gets shattered behind. Two wickets and just 6 off the over. 105 needed in 6 overs.
3.5
2
Todd Astle to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Floated full and around middle and leg, Shanto looks to flick but ends up getting an inside edge on the pad. The ball races to the fine leg region. Two taken before the fielder mops it up.
3.4
4
Todd Astle to Najmul Hossain Shanto, FOUR! It was a good stop from Sodhi near the fence but the benefit of the doubt has been given to the batsman there. A tossed up ball outside off, Afif looks to hit it over the off side but ends up slicing it. He manages to hit it just over point. The ball races towards the fence. Sodhi from short third man gives it a chase and flicks the ball back in. Or has he? The umpire wants the TV umpire to have a check. They check multiple angles and replays and deem it as a boundary.

Afif Hossain walks out to bat!

3.3
0
Todd Astle to Mohammad Naim, OUT! TAKEN! Fine catch from Chapman. Astle has a success in his first over. A flatter ball around middle, Naim makes room and looks to power it over long on but he fails to time it as well as he would've liked. The ball goes down to long on where Chapman misjudges it a bit but manages to dive forward and hold onto it.
3.2
0
Todd Astle to Mohammad Naim, Play and a miss! Loopy ball on middle, Naim looks to heave it on the leg side but misses. The ball goes over the stumps. The keeper fumbles and fails to take the collect. Not sure if there was some bat.
3.1
0
Todd Astle to Mohammad Naim, Floated outside off, spinning away. Naim looks to hit it over the off side but misses.

Astle is on now!

2.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Naim, Only a single! Too full and outside off, Naim hits it hard but Southee at mid off moves to his left and keeps it down to one. Just 8 off Ferguson's first over.
2.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Very full and around off, hit hard to mid off and they take one.
2.4
0
Lockie Ferguson to Najmul Hossain Shanto, That is too quick for Shanto. A sharp bouncer around off. Shanto lets it be.
2.3
1
Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Naim, Fuller and around middle, it is hit down to long on for one.
2.2
4
Lockie Ferguson to Mohammad Naim, FOUR! TAKE THAT! A fuller and slower one. Naim gets to the pitch and slams it wide of the man at mid off for a boundary.
2.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Najmul Hossain Shanto, Very full ball around off and middle, Najmul looks to flick but ends up getting an inside edge on the pad. The ball goes on the leg side and they sneak a run.

Ferguson is on now!

1.6
0
Adam Milne to Mohammad Naim, NOT OUT! Just short of the keeper. It is another slower one from Milne. It is just around off on a good length. Naim once agains swings hard but this time he ends up getting a nick behind. The ball goes into the mitts of the keeper. Conway though is not sure if that has gone straight in his gloves. The umpires get together again. This time the soft signal is not out. And it will remain not out as replays show that the ball bounced before it went into the gloves.

Another umpire referral for a catch! The soft signal this time is NOT OUT!

1.5
0
Adam Milne to Mohammad Naim, Another dot! Three in a row. Good comeback from Milne. A length ball outside off, Naim punches it to the man at covers.
1.4
0
Adam Milne to Mohammad Naim, A slower one. Wide outside off. Naim mistimes it to mid off.
1.3
0
Adam Milne to Mohammad Naim, Full and slower one, Naim swings hard but mistimes it behind. It was the slower one and Naim ended up hitting it off the toe end.
1.2
6
Adam Milne to Mohammad Naim, SIX! Nicely done! Excellent use of the pace from Naim. A short ball, it is just outside off, Nail waits for it and then at the last moment guides it over the short third man. It goes all the away for a biggie.
1.1
6
Adam Milne to Mohammad Naim, SIX! THUMP! Milne gets a welcome with a boundary. Little too full and around off, Naim powers it straight down the ground and clears the fence.

Shanto walks out to bat! Also, it is Milne to bowl from the other end!

0.6
0
Tim Southee to Liton Das, OUT! TIMBER! The Kiwi skipper gets the better of his counterpart first ball. A fuller ball on middle, Das moves inside the crease and looks to scoop it over short fine leg. He misses to connect and the castle behind gets rattled. Southee will be hat-trick on the first ball of his next over.
0.5
0
Tim Southee to Soumya Sarkar, OUT! TAKEN! The fingers are right under the ball. So, Southee strikes in his first over and dangerous Sarkar has been dismissed. Great piece of work from the Kiwi skipper. A length ball around off and middle, it is once again the slower one. Sarkar looks to flick but ends up getting an inside edge on the pad. The ball lobs in front and Southee is quick to get to the ball and snaffle. They appeal. The umpires get together and take it upstairs. The soft signal is out. Replays confirm the inside edge. And they also confirm that Southee has taken the catch inches above the turf.

Is that a catch? Southee is claiming it and the umpires have taken it upstairs. SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT!

0.4
2
Tim Southee to Soumya Sarkar, Two now! A fuller ball just outside off, Sarkar moves across on the leg side and hits it over cover-point and takes two. Just sliced it over the ring.
0.3
4
Tim Southee to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! BANG! Back-to-back boundaries now. A fuller ball, it is the slower one. Sarkar picks it early. He waits for hit and thumps it wide of the man at mid off. The ball races to the fence again.
0.2
4
Tim Southee to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! Sarkar is up and running with a boundary. A length ball just around off, Sarkar powers it over mid on and finds the fence.
0.1
1
Tim Southee to Mohammad Naim, Naim and Bangladesh are underway. A length ball around off, Naim flicks it down to deep mid-wicket for a run.