Ban vs NZ 5th T20I Highlights today Friday, 9-10-2021 – 5th 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’d have actually chased, so I’m happy with their decision. The conditions are tough for batters, but it’s not an excuse… The hunger is there to win every game and their attitude has been wonderful to see
Latham: It will be nice to finish off [with a win] today. That’s one of the areas we will look to tidy up – put up partnerships and try to take it longer.
Bangladesh team: 1 Mohammad Naim, 2 Liton Das, 3 Soumya Sarkar, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Afifi Hossain, 6 Nurl Hasan Sohan (wk), 7 Mahmudullah (capt), 8 Shamim Hossain, 9 Nasum Ahmed, 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Shoriful Islam.
New Zealand team: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Rachin Ravindra, 3 Will Young, 4 Colin de Grandhomme, 5 Tom Latham (capt&wk), 6 Henry Nicholls, 7 Cole McConchie, 8 Scott Kuggeleijn, 9 Ajaz Patel, 10 Jacob Duffy, 11 Ben Sears.
Post Match Presentation.
Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh captain: “Would’ve liked to win today but I think New Zealand batted really well, we didn’t chase well but were happy to win the series. I think bowlers did quite well but didn’t finish well enough in the end. Spinners bowled really well. Shoriful got two early wickets and gave us the momentum. With the chase, we didn’t start well enough. Afif and I tried to build a partnership but their bowlers executed really well. Last three series we’ve played some good cricket to win all of them, it’s a big boost. Hopefully, when we get to the World Cup, we’ll regroup and start winning games there.”
Tom Latham, the New Zealand captain, is the Player of the Match: “Great to finish this leg of the tour on a high. The way we were able to piece it all together was [pleasing]. We put up close to perfect performance, took all the learnings from the previous games. This was a good surface, the platform set by the openers meant we were able to take our time in the middle and cash in at the back end. We managed to finish well. Our bowlers have been fantastic all series, nice we’re able to finish on a high and can hopefully take some momentum into the Pakistan series. Nice to spend time at the crease, haven’t played a lot of T20 cricket, to fight it out in these conditions was nice.”