New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Tom Latham’s unbeaten ton helps hosts seal collection with win in 2nd ODI
Christchurch: Tom Latham’s fifth one-day worldwide century outweighed rival captain Tamim Iqbal’s fiftieth half century as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets on Tuesday to take a profitable 2-0 lead within the three-match collection.
In a match of wierd equivalences, captains Latham and Iqbal have been the respective top-scorers for his or her groups. Iqbal made 78 in Bangladesh’s 271-6 and Latham made an unbeaten 110 as New Zealand reached 275-5 with 10 balls to spare.
Latham shared partnerships of 113 for New Zealand’s fourth wicket with Devon Conway and 76 for the fifth wicket with Jimmy Neesham (30).
Conway made 72, his first ODI half century for New Zealand, earlier than being run out by Iqbal, who had earlier been run out by Neesham in a match of fixed pleasure and incident.
Bangladesh produced an unlimited enchancment on their effort within the first match of the collection when it made solely 131 and was overwhelmed by eight wickets. It put up a greater than aggressive whole because of Iqbal and Mohammad Mithun, who completed not out on 73.
Bangladesh then made early inroads into the highest order, dismissing Martin Guptill (20), Henry Nicholls (13) and Will Younger (1) to depart New Zealand 53-3. Nicholls and Younger each have been bowled by Mahedi Hasan.
The match might have escaped the vacationers across the thirty eighth over when Neesham, on 3, was dropped by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahman off Taskin Ahmed and, an over later, when Latham, on 58, provided a caught and bowled likelihood to Mahedi which was dropped. Latham went on the assault, hitting three consecutive boundaries from Taskin, and the match tilted in New Zealand’s favor.
“It was clearly good to have that match-winning contribution,” Latham stated. “I believed on the midway level we did a very good job with the ball however we knew Bangladesh have been going to return out preventing.
“For us it was nearly making an attempt to construct these partnerships by means of the center.”
Through the Bangladesh innings Tamim survived a contentious caught-and-bowled choice earlier than falling to a weird run out.
On 34 and within the fifteenth over, Tamim provided a pointy return likelihood to the tall New Zealand paceman Kyle Jamieson. The two.03 meter (6-foot-8) Jamieson stooped on his comply with by means of to parcel the catch, then fell ahead. As he did so, the ball held in his proper hand touched the bottom.
The on-field umpire instantly upheld New Zealand’s enchantment however Tamim referred the choice to the tv umpire who, after finding out a number of angles, dominated that Jamieson didn’t have full management of the ball. Tamim had earlier had a call for caught behind overturned.
After a gradual begin, Tamim flourished on a pitch which supplied good tempo and sharp bounce to succeed in his milestone half century from 84 balls. He was in a position to play some very good photographs when he was set, utilizing his ft and his place on the crease to disrupt the bowling. He struck a number of very good drives by means of cowl and his innings in whole contained 11 fours.
He was lastly out in uncommon circumstances within the thirty first over. His accomplice Mushfiqur acquired a brief ball from Neesham which he defended and dropped at his ft.
After a quick look, the batsmen went by means of for the one whereas the ball got here to relaxation parallel with and near the stumps. Neesham, following by means of, was forward of Tamim and he confirmed soccer expertise to kick the ball sideways into the stumps.
Tamim had placed on 81 for Bangladesh’s second wicket with Soumya Sarkar after it misplaced opener Liton Das (0) within the second over. Soumya made a optimistic 32 from 46 balls earlier than he was stumped down the leg aspect by Latham from the bowling of Mitchell Santner.
Mithun paced the tip of the innings along with his sixth ODI half century from 42 balls, citing his 50 with a six. His 57-ball innings contained six fours and two sixes.
The third match will probably be performed on Friday.
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