Freak show? That is to say. The length of the match said, there is no time. The New Zealand batsmen batted in a murderous mood and literally proved that they really don’t have time!
Meanwhile, the situation of the Bangladesh team is the same; The ‘show’ of releasing catches is going on, with the bowlers losing line-length in front of the batting as if they are helpless! The big question is whether the run scored by New Zealand will be able to make Bangladesh in the normal length match of T20!
Speaking of the third and final T20 match of the series in Auckland. After losing the previous two matches, Bangladesh is in danger of being whitewashed. Today, the rain hindered the fight to avoid it. The match was scheduled to start at 12 noon (Bangladesh time). The length of the match, which started two hours late due to rain, was reduced to 10 overs.
In other words, the challenge is to take the ‘basic’ batting of the T20 to another level. The New Zealand batsmen have scored 141 runs for 4 wickets with this challenge. Jokingly, the New Zealand batsmen have only batted ‘inhumanely’.
Liton Das became the captain for the first time today as there was no regular captain Mahmudullah. His strategy as a captain may be questioned in the first match.
Twenty-two yards from Eden Park in Auckland is already pace-friendly. In the meanwhile, the rain also hit the pacers’ tongues. But Bersik Liton started bowling with left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed! As Liton meant, whatever the character and condition of the wicket, if there are two right-handed batsmen, Bangladesh will not move from the strategy of bringing left-arm spinner in any way!
But New Zealand’s two openers Martin Guptill and Finn Allen are no longer Bersik. The two have given the pleasure of batting T10 in the twist of T20. Nasum gave 9 runs in his first over but gave 20 runs in the third over. Allen hit as he wanted in his second over. Meanwhile, pacer Taskin Ahmed from the other end could not hold himself. I mean, line-length and what!
This time, when the traditional scene of Bangladesh fielders was seen in the New Zealand tour, it came in the fourth over. Allen caught twice in that over by Shariful Islam. It is not an easy catch, but if you want to win, you have to use fifty-fifty chances — Rubel Hossain and Soumya Sarkar could not take both the catches.
Yes Martin! Just the start the team were after in this 10 over match. Follow play LIVE with sparknzsport #NZvBAN pic.twitter.com/DlUMs5Jmrd
– BLACKCAPS (LABLACKCAPS) April 1, 2021
In the sixth over, spinner Mehedi Hasan Guptill (44 off 19 balls) picked up 21 runs in that over. Rubel did better than Mehdi in the next over with 619 runs! He may be sad that Soumya dropped the catch of Long Off Allen in this over too.
In this match of 10 overs, New Zealand scored 79 runs without wickets at the end of the first 5 overs. 72 runs in the next five overs. Allen made 61 off 29 balls with 3 sixes and 10 fours.
All the bowlers of Bangladesh have given more than ten runs on an average per over. Taskin, Mehedi and Shariful took 1 wicket each. Except for the first and ninth overs, more than ten runs have been scored in all the overs.