New Zealand bowled out for 60 in T20I against Bangladesh
Dhaka, September 1: Bangladesh won their first ever T20I match against New Zealand and did so in style by bowling out the latter for 60 runs in 16.5 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here in Mirpur on Wednesday. This is the visiting team's lowest T20I score till date.
Winning the toss and opting to bat first, New Zealand lost their first four wickets even before managing to score 10 runs.
To make matters worse, only two among the 11 Balckcaps' batsmen scored 10 runs or more.
Skipper Tom Latham and middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls top-scored with 18 each.
New Zealand's poor show with the bat was best demonstarated by the fact that they managed to hit just the three fours in their entire innings.
For Bangladesh though, Mustafizur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers, taking three wickets while giving away 13 runs.
Nasum Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan and Saifuddin each picked two wickets, as Mahedi Hasan accounted for one Blackcaps' batsman.
In reply, the homeside chased down the score in fifteen overs, but lost three wickets in the process.
Bangladesh had lost two wickets for just seven runs, triggering a scare, but an assured hand from talisman Shakib (25), calmed the nerves inside the dressing room.
Batting mainstay Mushfiqur Rahim (16 not out) and skipper Mahmudullah Riyad (14 not out) saw the home side through.
Shakib was elected the Man of the Match for his all round performance.