New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st T20I Highlights on December 27, 2023. Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl.

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Series: Bangladesh tour of New Zealand

Venue: McLean Park, Napier

The match started at 11:40 AM local time

Bangladesh cricket team won the toss and chose to bat. The Bangladesh cricket team was strong after winning their first-ever white-ball game in New Zealand, after thrashing the hosts in the last ODI at the same venue. Also check out India’s wave of sports in 2024. Check out day-1 highlights by espn cricketinfo.


1. Bangladesh won by a margin of five wickets.

2. Mahedi Masan player of the match.

3. Bangladesh performed admirably by limiting New Zealand to 134 points.

4. Bangladesh rode on the back of Litton Das.

Bangladesh has now declared victory for today as well. It was another outstanding performance with the ball that set them up. New Zealand were spooked early after being sent into bat, falling to 20/4, and it was difficult to recover from there, despite a strong recovery from James Neesham.

During The Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, Bangladesh team started with players like Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das (wk), Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Rony Talukdar, Towhid Hridoy, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Shoriful Islam, Rishad Hossain, and Mustafizur Rahman, while Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Tanzid Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, and Tanvir Islam took to the bench.

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Mahedi Masan became the player of the match for his all-round excellence, taking 2 for 14 in four overs and scoring 19 runs off 16 balls.

Bangladesh cricket team performed admirably by limiting New Zealand to 134 points.

Litton Das and Rony Talukdar opened the second inning, but the tone was set in the powerplay by Mahedi and Shoriful, who shared four wickets and reduced New Zealand to 1/3 at one point. The goal of 135 was difficult for Bangladesh at first, but opener Litton Das kept his cool to spearhead the chase and enable Bangladesh took a 1-0 lead against New Zealand in Napier to begin the three-match T20I series.

Soumya Sarkar began with a fantastic inning, but his removal in the ninth over put an end to a spectacular 22. Shoriful Islam caused trouble once more in favorable conditions, but Mahedi Hasan’s offspin was also highly effective with the new ball.

New Zealand rallied back to reach 134, and even made early gains during the chase as Bangladesh batted aggressively. New Zealand thought their new-ball effort could still potentially change the tide in their favour, even though the chase appeared straightforward. Rony Talukdar miscued a shot to mid-on in the second over due to Adam Milne’s speed.

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While Bangladesh cricket team was on track to reach their goal, a third wicket in nine overs provided New Zealand cricket team with the opportunity they needed, with another wicket exposing the lower-middle order. However, this did not cause enough harm to the Bangladesh squad, resulting in their victory.

Bangladesh’s bowlers deserve credit for limiting New Zealand to a below-par score on a somewhat two-paced pitch.

This was Bangladesh’s first T20I victory in New Zealand and their first in three attempts in Napier. The match has now moved north to Mount Maunganui for the last two games. This was the hosts’ third loss in six meetings at McLean Park.

Now Mitchell Santer and New Zealand will have to go back to the drawing board to find solutions if the series is to be saved.

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In Conclusion:

Todays match of Bangladesh tour of New Zealand  1st T20I ended with a historic victory for Bangladesh on Wednesday by chasing a target of 135 set by New Zealand cricket team in the first T20I at Napier. After a top-order collapse, late heroics from James Neesham and Mitchell Santner drove New Zealand to a respectable total of 134. Bangladesh won the series opener by five wickets because to Litton Das’ undefeated 42.

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