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Bangladesh outplayed us, says Latham

Published : 23 Dec 2023 09:46 PM

New Zealand captain Tom Latham admitted that Bangladesh completely outplayed the host in the third ODI at Napier on Saturday.

Bangladesh registered their first win against New Zealand in a foreign tour by demolishing the Kiwis by nine wickets.

“Bangladesh has completely outplayed us today. On a wicket where the bowlers had an advantage, it was our responsibility to build a good partnership. We have done it well in the previous two matches,” said Latham. 

“We were under a lot of pressure from the start here. After that we quickly lost one wicket after another. When there were only around one hundred runs on the board. Bangladesh tried to fulfill that. And that's what they did,” he said. 

Meanwhile, the T20 series between Bangladesh and New Zealand will start on December 27. Some of the Kiwi cricketers who have been resting since the World Cup are returning in this three-match T20 series.

“Several cricketers who were rested after the World Cup and Bangladesh series will join the team in the T20 side. Everyone will be looking forward to returning to the team. Six months before the World Cup, I think it's time to start preparing with that plan in mind. I think the T20 team should be built from now on,” he added.