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NZ vs BAN, 1st T20I: Devon Conway, Ish Sodhi star in New Zealand’s 66-run win over Bangladesh

For the hosts, it was left-hander Devor Conway and debutant Will Young who shared a 105 run stand that helped their team get above the score of 200.

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New Zealand in action against Bangladesh in first T20I

New Delhi: New Zealand took their excellent form the ODIs to the shortest format as they defeated Bangladesh by 66 runs in the first T20I at Seddon Park, Hamilton. For the hosts, it was left-hander Devor Conway and debutant Will Young who shared a 105 run stand that helped their team get above the score of 200. For the visitors, it was the same story as they were outclassed in all the departments.

New Zealand inning

After winning the toss, Tim Southee opted to bat as Martin Guptill and debutant Finn Allen came out to the crease. The visitors had a perfect start as debutant Nasum Ahmed dismissed Allen in the first over. Post this, Guptill, who was playing his 100th T20 international, and Conway got the Kiwis past 50.

Nasum would come back to take his second wicket as Guptill hit the ball straight to Soumya Sarkar at long-off. The dismissal would bring Young to the crease who along with Conway added 105 runs in 60 balls to put them in a strong position. Conway was especially brutal as he went from 45 runs in 34 balls to 92 runs from 52 balls. Glenn Phillips chipped in too with a handy knock of 24 runs of 10 balls.

Bangladesh inning

Chasing a mammoth score of 211, the visitors had a rocky start as they lost Liton Das in the third over. The bowling side didn’t hold back as they dismissed Mohammad Naim and Sarkar before the end of the powerplay. Ish Sodhi was in his own zone as he sent the middle order back to the pavilion leaving Bangladesh at 59-6. However, Afif Hossain and Mohammad Saifuddin stitched a 63 runs partnership to get their team past three figures and got them to a respectable total.

1st T20

New Zealand: 210-3

Devon Conway: 92(52)                   Nasum Ahmed: 4-0-30-2

Will Young: 53(30)                          Mahedi Hasan: 4-0-37-1

Bangladesh: 144-All out

Afif Hossain: 45(33)                       Ish Sodhi: 4-0-28-4

Mohammad Saifuddin: 34(34)    Lockie Ferguson: 4-0-25-2