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Humiliating defeat for Tigers

Published : 26 Sep 2023 10:02 PM | Updated : 27 Sep 2023 02:21 PM

In a shocking display of humiliation, Bangladesh national cricket team was defeated by New Zealand by seven wickets in the third One Day International (ODI) match at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium at Mirpur in the capital city on Tuesday. 

The Kiwis whitewashed the Tigers in three-match ODI series by 2-0 as the first match was abandoned due to rain.

Except the skipper of Bangladesh, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, none could bat well. He knocked a brilliant 76 of 84 balls. Bangladesh managed to score 171 runs losing all wickets in just 34.3 over.

Kiwi pacer Adam Milane destroyed the batting order of the Tigers. He took four wickets conceding 34 runs. 

Bangladesh openers Tanzid Hasan and Zakir Hasan failed to perform well as they scored 5 and 1 run respectively. After the two front line batters’ walk to pavilion, Shanto and Towhid Hridoy joined the third wicket but they also failed to build a significant partnership. They added only 27 runs in the third wicket. Towhid Hridoy bagged 18 runs of 17 balls with three boundaries. Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan scored 18, 21 and 13 runs respectively.  

Chasing an easy target, New Zealand scored 175 for 3 on 34.5 over. 

Left-handed batter Henry Nicholls and Tom Blundell added 45- run in the fourth wicket for New Zealand. The duo was unbeaten 50 and 23 runs respectively when they scored the winning runs. Henry Nicholls scored 50 from 86 balls hitting four boundaries and a six. Tom Bundell scored unbeaten 23 of just 16 deliveries with 3 fours. 

Two opening batters Finn and Young added 49 runs in the first wickets. Finn scored 28 from 26 balls with six boundaries. 

Will Young scored 70 of 80 balls hitting 10 boundaries and one over boundary. He was awarded Player of the Match and Henry Nicholls became Player of the Series. 

Earlier on Saturday, Tigers lost their second match by 86 runs at the same venue. 

However, Bangladesh whitewashed Kiwis in 2010. But, they could not repeat the glorious moment this time.

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