New Zealand reached the final after registering a thumping win over Bangladesh


New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by 48 runs in the 5th match of the tri-series to secure a place in the final. On October 14, the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand team will face Babar Azam’s Pakistan for the title clash. Batting first in this match, New Zealand had scored 208 runs on the board for the loss of 5 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips played half-centuries during this period. Chasing this score, Shakib Al Hasan’s Bangladesh could only manage 160 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Shakib played a brilliant innings of 70 runs in 44 balls.

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl first in this match. New Zealand posted a strong score of 208 for five when invited to bat first. Conway and Phillips contributed significantly in this. Apart from these two, Finn Allen contributed 32 and Martin Guptill contributed 34 runs. Phillips completed his fifty in just 19 balls. Ebadot Hussain and Saifuddin got 2-2 wickets during this period.