NZ vs BAN 1st T20I: Ish Sodhi, Devon Conway shine in hosts’ 66-run win


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New Zealand scored 210-Three because it batted first after successful the toss. Bangladesh managed solely 144-Eight in reply.

Devon Conway’s prolific worldwide summer time continued Sunday with an unbeaten 92 which led New Zealand to a 66-run win over Bangladesh within the first Twenty20 cricket worldwide.

Conway took his runs from solely 52 balls and mixed in a 105-run third-wicket partnership with Will Younger who made a half-century from 28 balls in his T20 worldwide debut.

The pair lifted New Zealand to 210-Three because it batted first after successful the toss. Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi then took 4 wickets within the area of eight balls — three bowled — as Bangladesh managed solely 144-Eight in reply.

Conway’s innings — his fourth T20 worldwide half-century in solely his 12th match — adopted his 126 within the third one-day worldwide towards Bangladesh on Friday which helped New Zealand clinch a Three-Zero collection win.

The South Africa-born batsman additionally made an unbeaten 99 in a T20 worldwide towards Australia in February and 72 within the second ODI towards Bangladesh.

“I’m fairly proud of the way in which issues went at present,” Conway stated. “The boys bought off to an incredible begin and it’s good to get the collection off to a 1-Zero begin.

“With T20 you could be actual constructive, again your expertise and again your plan. It got here off for me once more at present and I’m pleased to placed on some good partnerships with (Will) Younger — it was fairly superior batting alongside him on his debut — and Glenn Phillips on the finish there.”

Sunday’s match featured the anticipated debut of the 21-year-old Finn Allen who has been a run-scoring machine in home cricket this summer time, making 512 runs in 11 innings within the New Zealand Tremendous Smash at a median of 56.88 and a strike-rate of 198.

His first innings for New Zealand lasted just one ball. He was bowled first ball and within the first over of the day by left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed, who was additionally on debut, giving that participant his first worldwide wicket.

Conway put New Zealand again on target with a 52-run partnership with Martin Guptill who made 35 from 27 balls with three fours and two sixes.

He then started his most-profitable partnership with Younger who raced to his 50 from 28 balls with two fours and 4 sixes. Conway posted his half century from 37 balls with six fours and a six and the pair steadily lifted New Zealand’s run-rate.

It was 158-Three when Younger was dismissed within the 17th over for 53, enjoying the slog sweep and providing a catch to Afif Hossain from the bowling of Mahedi Hasan.

Conway placed on an extra 52 in an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership with Glenn Phillips who completed 24 not out for 10 balls.

New Zealand’s batting demonstrated its rising depth because it performed with out injured captain Kane Williamson in addition to Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner and Tim Seifert, who have been rested earlier than departing for the IPL.

Stand-in captain Tim Southee made the primary breakthrough for New Zealand, dismissing Litton Das — caught by Sodhi — within the third over.

Speedster Lockie Ferguson, returning to the New Zealand lineup after recovering from a again damage, trapped Mohammad Naim Sheikh lbw for 27 when

Bangladesh was 39-2. With Adam Milne now additionally accessible, New Zealand has the luxurious of with the ability to name on two bowlers who function at round 150kmph.

It was the extra sedate Sodhi who dismantled the Bangladesh innings. He first took a pointy likelihood from Soumya Sarkar (5) from his personal bowling within the sixth over, then bowled Mohammad Mithun (Four), Mahmdullah (11) and Mahedi Hasan (Zero), all within the area of eight balls. Bangladesh captain Mahmdullah and Mahedi fell to consecutive deliveries.

The vacationers slumped to 59-6 earlier than Afif Hossain (45) and Mohammad Shaifuddin added 63 for the seventh wicket. Saifuddin completed 34 not out. Sodhi took Four-28. 



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