New Zealand lost 3 wickets in 9 balls. At that time only 1 run of the host team. Even in such a situation, Daryl Mitchell remained worried for Bangladesh. A few days ago, Chennai Super Kings spent Rs 14 crore to buy this middle order batsman in the IPL auction.
Mitchell is famous for his ability to play big innings even in difficult conditions. Today, he started the counter attack by hitting two fours in a row. In this situation, captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto called Mehdi Hasan to bowl again.
In the first over, Mehdi dismissed Tim Seifert by confusing off-spin. This time also got an extra turn in the fourth ball of the over. And he says bold Mitchell misses the line. Mitchell returned with 14 runs off 15 balls. The host team lost the fourth wicket for 20 runs.
Bangladesh, who won the toss and chose to field, gave the ball to Sheikh Mehdi Hasan to bowl the first over. Despite having three pacers, it took only 4 balls to understand why the ball was in the hands of the off-spinner. Bold Tim Seifert misses the line of the ball. New Zealand lost 1 wicket for 1 run.
New Zealand do not have two more wickets before the run increases. Finn Allen caught Shariful’s second ball at slip. On the next ball, Glenn Phillips, who was just down the wicket, saw the ball pitching on the leg stump and gave up without playing a shot. The umpire did not give Sara to the strong request. But after proving the umpire wrong, the TV umpire decided to give out. The host team lost 3 wickets in only 1 run in 9 balls!
As of writing this report, the hosts are 5 wickets short of 50 runs in 9.2 overs.