Ban vs NZ 4th T20I Highlights today Wednesday, 9-8-2021 – 4th T20I (D/N), New Zealand tour of Bangladesh from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
NZ win the toss and choose to bat first.
Mahmudullah: I think winning the series against Australia is a new boost and this is a new challenge against New Zealand. We have to be on the top of our game. We started well in the third game, but probably we played too many shots and didn’t build a partnership. Having said that, we’ve played good cricket in the past few weeks and we’re playing the same team.
Latham: Been fantastic throughout. All three spinners are reasonably fresh to T20I cricket and we are getting better and better in each game. Ideally, the plan is to put up a competitive score on the board – we have to adapt early and get the partnerships together.
“Otherwise it is your standard empty pandemic-time cricket ground. I covered the West Indies Test at the Shere Bangla back in February from one of the stands, which turned out to be like covering a first-class match.”
Bangladesh team: 1 Mohammad Naim, 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Nurul Hasan (wk), 7 Afif Hossain, 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Mohammad Saifuddin, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Nasum Ahmed.
New Zealand team: 1 Rachin Ravindra, 2 Finn Allen, 3 Will Young, 4 Tom Latham (capt & wk), 5 Colin de Grandhomme, 6 Henry Nicholls, 7 Tom Blundell, 8 Cole McConchie, 9 Ajaz Patel, 10 Blair Tickner, 11 Hamish Bennett.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 16:00 Local
Umpires – Gazi Sohel, Tanvir Ahmed,
TV Umpires – Masudur Rahman
Match Referee – Neeyamur Rashid
Reserve Umpire – Sharafudoulla
Match number – T20I no. 1260
Post Match Presentation.
Tom Latham: We were slightly under par. We were looking at 100-110 but credit to Bangladesh they batted. After a couple of early wickets, they had it under control. The way Mahmudullah finished, credit to them. I am pleased with the way we could take it to the last over. Youngy played a good innings to take us to a competitive score. We lost quick wickets and it was hard to keep the momentum going. The way we have been able to adjust slightly on different surfaces, a young group who hasn’t played much international cricket, and a lot of us haven’t played here, we hope to put a near-perfect performance in the fifth game.
Nasum Ahmed is the Player of the Match: He says, in Bengali and I try to translate, that he is happy with the series to win. There was no pressure from the captain. I tried to give as few runs as possible. The wicket was turning, my only focus was to land the ball on one spot.
Mahmudullah: The bowlers did a great job once again to keep New Zealand to a low total. All the bowlers, Nasum, Mahedi, Mustafizur, bowled well. The batters tried their best. We just needed a good partnership in the middle and Naim and I tried that. Naim batted well and then Afif was good. We tried to build partnerships and take the game deep. The credit for the series win goes to the team management and boys. There is one more opportunity and hopefully, we will regroup together and try to win the game.