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New Zealand vs Bangladesh: NZ Gained an Early Lead in the ODI Series 1-0

In the first ODI of the Bangladesh vs New Zealand series, NZ were asked to bat first by Bangladesh. The match was affected by the rain and wet outfield. After 30 overs, New Zealand ends with 239 points. The DLS-adjusted objective will have to wait, but this is a respectable score from the hosts on a pitch that provided plenty of help with the new ball. In the first phase of the game, batting was hard work, and Shoriful scored two in his opening over. However, Latham and Young threw themselves into the reconstruction. They persevered through that difficult period, a couple of weather delays, and ultimately had to go all out when the game was cut down to 30 overs. After the rain break, New Zealand scored 131 runs in the final 10.4 overs, led by Young’s blistering 105. Latham also quickly reversed course before reaching the three-figure mark, but he was unable to do it. They’ve left Bangladesh with a challenging target of 245 in 30 overs. 

Bangladesh had exhausted most of their front-line options with the ball when the second rain break occurred and the overs were reduced, and that’s when Young and Latham saw their chance to smash 131 runs in 10.4 overs. And this came after Shoriful gave Bangladesh an incredible start, dismissing Ravindra and Nicholls for ducks in the game’s opening over. The visitors didn’t get off to a fast start in response, but they did eventually finish 10 overs. Josh Clarkson, making his debut, struck twice, dismissing Litton and Anamul, and then Ravindra joined in by taking out Mushfiqur. Afif arrived with the intention of clearly keeping the game alive, but New Zealand remained composed and eventually gained the lead. One of the greatest catches in cricket history was made by Will Young. Just one more match that New Zealand’s astute cricketing tactics have won.

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