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Bangladesh emerge victorious in first T20I by 5 wickets

Bangladesh emerge victorious in first T20I by 5 wickets

In a historic turn of events, Bangladesh secured a thrilling victory over New Zealand in the first T20I of the three-match series, taking a significant 1-0 lead on Kiwi soil. The match, held in New Zealand, witnessed a stellar performance from the Bangladesh team, showcasing their prowess in both batting and bowling.

Opting to bat first, Mitchell Santner and his teammates managed to post a total of 134/9. Despite a commendable innings of 48 runs off 29 balls from James Neesham, the rest of the New Zealand batters struggled to make substantial contributions.

The standout performers for Bangladesh were their bowlers, with Mahedi Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman each claiming two wickets while maintaining an economy rate under 4. Shoriful Islam, with an economy of 6.50, made a significant impact by taking three crucial wickets.

Bangladesh’s pursuit of the target got off to a solid start, with Najmul Hossain Shanto’s batters displaying resilience. Despite losing Rony Talukdar early on at 10, Litton Das added crucial 42 runs. The team continued to build on this foundation, securing a five-wicket victory in 18.4 overs. Mahedi Hasan, with an all-round performance, received the Player of the Match award for his impactful spell with the ball and contributed 19 runs with the bat.

Noteworthy performances from Tim Southee and Mitchell Santner, who took one wicket each while conceding only 16 runs, couldn’t prevent Bangladesh from claiming a historic win. The result sets the stage for an exciting remainder of the T20I series, as Bangladesh looks to maintain their momentum, and New Zealand seeks redemption in the upcoming matches. The thrilling encounter highlights the growing prowess of Bangladesh in international cricket and sets the tone for an enthralling series against New Zealand.

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