Won the toss and bowled first. And despite having three pacers, Mehdi Hasan got the new ball. But it took only four balls to show that Bangladesh’s plan was not wrong. Bold Tim Seifert misses the line of Mehndi’s ball. New Zealand lost 1 wicket for 1 run.
The real shock was yet to come. Shariful came to bowl at the other end. No run on the first ball. Finn Allen blocks the yorker somehow. The next ball is a length ball. But due to light movement later on the wicket, the Kiwi opener took the catch. Soumya standing in the slip did not miss it.
Glenn Phillips came in to play the next ball. Seeing the ball pitching on the leg stump, Phillips gave up without playing a shot. The umpire did not give Sara to the strong request. Bangladesh thought for a while and took the review. And by proving the umpire wrong, the TV umpire announced the out decision. The host team has 3 wickets for only 1 run in 9 balls!
There was a chance for a hat-trick in the next ball, Shariful’s ball hit Chapman’s pad. But the umpire said no this time, Bangladesh also did not take a review. After two overs, New Zealand’s runs were just 2.