Tigers whitewash NZ in T20I series too
jamuna sports desk: After a 3-0 defeat to hosts New Zealand in ODI series, Bangladesh also faced another clean sweep in the three-match T20 international series.
The Tigers lost the third and final T20I of the series by 27 runs at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.
Bangladesh had a rapid start before Tamim departed scoring 24 from just 15 deliveries. Soumya continued to fire but departed after scoring 42. Shakib’s 41 only lessened the margin of defeat.
Batting first the Kiwis have scored 194 runs losing just 4 wickets. Corey Anderson was scored destructive 94 from just 41 balls with 10 massive sixes.
The Tigers, looking for a win to get back the confidence, started well and picked up three wickets of the hosts early for 41 runs in 6.1 overs with Rubel Hossain claimed two in a over and Mosaddek Hossain another.
But it was Kiwi captain Kane Williamson and Corey Anderson who made the day more miserable for the Tigers adding 124 runs in the 4th wicket partnership off just 72 balls.
Corey Anderson smashed an unbeaten 94 off only 41 balls hitting 10 sixes and 2 fours.
Rubel finished his 4 overs for 31 and picked up 3 wickets.