The second T20 between New Zealand and Bangladesh was quite eventful yet frustrating due to unlikely rain interruptions. However, altogether 315 runs were made in 33.5 overs played despite of rain as the hosts emerged victorious. Read More [Video] Meet the Youngest Mumbai Indians Fan
Earlier, NZ lost 2 wickets on the same score as they were reduced to 55 for 3 Young strived to add few runs with Glenn Phillips but got dismissed by Mahedi Hasan cheaply. Glenn Phillips, on the other hand, continued his previous match rhythm and completed half-century in the 16th over. Darly Mitchell teamed up with Phillips added 62 runs in just 4.1 overs before rain struck again. Daryl Mitchell remained unbeaten for 34 off just 16 while Philllips remained for 58 off 31 as New Zealand made 173 in 17.5 before the innings was called off owing to a heavy run.
Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo expressed discontentment, “I have never been involved in a game where players going out don’t know what the target is or don’t know what the Duckworth Lewis (DLS) target is, or later on nobody has the idea of how many runs do we need after five overs, after six overs and so on,” Domingo stated.
'I've never been involved in a game like this before'
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“I don’t think the game should have started until it was finalised and there was a clear indication of what we require and what we need at certain stages, so I don’t think that was good enough this evening,” the Bangladesh coach responded.
The target revised was 148 from 16 overs, however game was stopped after 9 balls only to rectify the mistake that led to lowkey controversy. Chasing the actual revised target of 170, the visitors lost Liton das in the very over for the score of 13. Sarkar and Naim fired up in the middle overs adding 39 runs in merely 2 overs and turned up things for Bangladesh but they continue and Soumya Sarkar's 51 off 27 knock went in vain.
Post match Bangladesh captain Mahmadullah said "There was some confusion, and the DLS kept changing, but that can happen in the game. First ten overs we were on track but we didn't finish well enough. I think Naim and Soumya gave us momentum, but Phillips and Sodhi were extremely good and we couldn't capitalize on their overs, and if we capitalize on those chances, we can go on to win."
“The match officials were waiting for it (target) and I think I was explained that normally you get it one or two balls into the game. But we hadn’t received it and were waiting for it and then it got delayed further, Look no excuses but it was very frustrating for us" Russell Domingo added.
The Third and the final match of the tour will be played on Thrusday, April 1 at Auckland