Bangladesh gained the series opener by seven wickets after the pals equalled their lowest T20I salvage 60 in opposition to Sri Lanka in 2014.
Bangladesh pack New Zealand on 60, register maiden T20I grab over Kiwis (Twitter/ICC)
Dhaka: Bangladesh spinners made full employ of the sprint-pleasant pitch and a depleted opposition batting line-up at the Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Stadium, Mirpur, to shoot out New Zealand for 60, their joint-lowest T20I whole, and register their first-ever grab over Kiwis in the shortest structure.
The host gained the series opener by seven wickets after the pals equalled their lowest T20I salvage 60 in opposition to Sri Lanka in 2014.
Spinners Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed and Shakib Al Hasan shared 5 wickets and conceded appropriate 30 runs in 10 overs to steer the rout. Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman took 3/13 and relaxed-arm pacer Mohammad Saifuddin took 2/7.
New Zealand, captained by Tom Latham, folded in 16.5 overs. Latham and Henry Nicholls (both 18) high-scored for the pals.
Bangladesh survived early lack of two wickets and reached the goal in 15 overs. Shakib high-scored with 25.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) September 1, 2021
New Zealand 60 all out in 16.5 overs (M Rahman 3/13, N Ahmed 2/5, S Hasan 2/10, M Saifuddin 2/7, M Hasan 1/15) vs Bangladesh 62/3 in 15 overs (S Al Hasan 25).