Earlier last year, Bangladesh created history by beating Test Championship champions New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Manganui. Nazmul Hasan Shantara is getting another chance to make history in Mount Manganui.
Shanto won the toss and elected to bat first in the second T20 of the series against New Zealand. Earlier, Bangladesh advanced in the series after defeating the Kiwis by 5 wickets in the first match in Napier. The visitors won the toss and fielded first.
Bangladesh had to go without Liton Das, the hero of the first match victory. The Bangladeshi batsman injured his ankle while playing an unbeaten innings of 42 runs off 36 balls in that match.
Bangladesh’s achievements in this tour of New Zealand are not less. Visiting Bangladesh beat New Zealand for the first time in an ODI on their home soil. In Napier’s match as well, the Bangladesh captain won the toss and decided to field first. First T20 win of the series at the same venue.
Bangladesh is getting a chance to win the series for the first time on New Zealand soil. To be clear, the opportunities are basically two. After the second match today on Friday, the third and final Twenty20 match of the series will also be held at Mt Manganui. This series will go down in the history page if any one match is won.