Bangladesh registered a convincing seven-wicket win over New Zealand with five overs to spare and go 1-0 up in the T20I series . The five match series is part of preparation for the ICC’s Men’s T20 World Cup and Blackcaps didn't start well when they were reduced to 4/9 in 4 overs. Apart from skipper Tom Latham (18) and Henry Nicholls (18) no other New Zealand batsman reached double figures. Chasing Bangladesh were two down for seven runs on a low and slow Shere Bangla National Stadium but Shakib Al Hasan (25) along with Mushfiqur Rahim (16) and Mahmudullah (14) ensured an easy win for the hosts. Shakib Al Hasan (2/10 and 25) was adjudged man of the match. Catch the highlights and updates of the 1st T20I between hosts Bangladesh and New Zealand here:
3:15 PM IST: Teams:
Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
New Zealand: Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell, Will Young, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham (c & wk), Henry Nicholls, Cole McConchie, Doug Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Ajaz Patel
3:07 PM IST: New Zealand have won the toss and opted to bat first. Rachin Ravindra and Cole McConchie to make their T20I debuts.