New Zealand have opened their account in the ongoing tri-series with an impressive eight-wicket victory against Bangladesh at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Sunday.
Bowling first, Ish Sodhi and Michael Bracewell turned the screws and made Bangladesh batters battle for every single run. While Sodhi picked up two wickets for 31 in 4 overs, Bracewell also bagged a couple while conceding only 14 runs in 4 overs. Apart from the spin duo, the veteran pace pair of Trent Boult (2/25) and Tim Southee (2/34) took two wickets each. For Bangladesh, Najmul Hossain Shanto top scored with 33 off 29, including four boundaries.
In response, the Black Caps chased down the target in 17.5 overs with eight wickets in hand. Devon Conway was the chief architect with the bat, smashing an unbeaten 70 from just 51 deliveries with the help of seven fours and a six.
Conway and captain Kane Williamson put on a match-winning partnership of 85 runs for the second wicket. Williamson scored 30 off 29 before Hasan Mahmud dismissed him. Glenn Phillips then partnered with Conway, and the duo took the team home with 13 balls to spare.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) October 9, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 9, 2022
— ICC (@ICC) October 9, 2022
Ish Sodhi becomes the first man to take 100 wickets in T20Is, without reaching this milestone in Tests or ODIs by then.#NZvBAN
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 9, 2022
I really dislike the concept of player mics in international cricket. Just let them bloody focus on the game. #NZvBan
— Adam Walker (@adwalks87) October 9, 2022
shining in the spotlight, it’s De-von & only Conway!
— prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) October 9, 2022
Back-to-back sixes from Glenn Phillips (23* off 9) finishes it off as NZ win by 8 wickets
Devon Conway 70*
Bangladesh now with two losses in a row #NZvBAN
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) October 9, 2022
Devon Conway scored an unbeaten 70 in 51 balls with 7 fours and a six against Bangladesh in the Tri-series.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 9, 2022
New Zealand bowlers and Devon Conway (70* from 51) displayed an all-round performance as they defeated Bangladesh with ease in game 3 of the Tri-series.#NZvBAN
— Sajid Gujjar (@SajidGujar69) October 9, 2022
New Zealand convincingly beat Bangladesh in their 2nd of Tri Series at Hagley Oval 🏏
Match winning knock of 70* (51) played by Devon Conway 👌
— Shahzaib Ali 🇵🇰 (@DSBcricket) October 9, 2022
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