Tom Latham’s fifth one-day worldwide century outweighed rival captain Tamim Iqbal’s fiftieth half-century as (*5*) Zealand beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets Tuesday to take a profitable 2-0 lead within the three-match series.
In a match of strange equivalences, captains Latham and Iqbal have been the respective top-scorers for his or her groups. Iqbal made 78 in Bangladesh’s 271-6 and Latham made an unbeaten 110 as (*5*) Zealand reached 275-5 with 10 balls to spare.
Latham shared partnerships of 113 for (*5*) Zealand’s fourth wicket with Devon Conway and 76 for the fifth wicket with Jimmy Neesham (30).
Conway made 72, his first ODI half-century for (*5*) Zealand, earlier than being run out by Iqbal, who had earlier been run out by Neesham in a match of fixed pleasure and incident.
Bangladesh produced an unlimited enchancment on its effort within the first match of the series when it made solely 131 and was overwhelmed by eight wickets. It put up a greater than aggressive whole due to Iqbal and Mohammad Mithun, who completed not out on 73.
Bangladesh then made early inroads into the highest order, dismissing Martin Guptill (20), Henry Nicholls (13) and Will Younger (1) to go away (*5*) Zealand 53-3. Nicholls and Younger each have been bowled by Mahedi Hasan.
The match could have escaped the vacationers across the thirty eighth over when Neesham, on 3, was dropped by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahman off Taskin Ahmed and, an over later, when Latham, on 58, provided a caught and bowled probability to Mahedi which was dropped. Latham went on the assault, hitting three consecutive boundaries from Taskin, and the match tilted in (*5*) Zealand’s favour.
“It was clearly good to have that match-winning contribution,” Latham stated. “I believed on the midway level we did a very good job with the ball however we knew Bangladesh have been going to return out combating.
“For us it was nearly attempting to construct these partnerships via the center.”
In the course of the Bangladesh innings, Tamim survived a contentious caught-and-bowled resolution earlier than falling to a weird run out.
On 34 and within the fifteenth over, Tamim provided a pointy return probability to the tall (*5*) Zealand paceman Kyle Jamieson. The two.03 meter (6-foot-8) Jamieson stooped on his follow-through to parcel the catch, then fell ahead. As he did so, the ball held in his proper hand touched the bottom.
The on-field umpire instantly upheld (*5*) Zealand’s attraction however Tamim referred the choice to the tv umpire who, after learning a number of angles, dominated that Jamieson didn’t have full management of the ball. Tamim had earlier had a call for caught behind overturned.
After a gradual begin, Tamim flourished on a pitch that offered good tempo and sharp bounce to achieve his milestone half-century from 84 balls. He was capable of play some very good photographs when he was set, utilizing his toes and his place on the crease to disrupt the bowling. He struck a number of very good drives via cowl and his innings in whole contained 11 fours.
He was lastly out in uncommon circumstances within the thirty first over. His accomplice Mushfiqur acquired a brief ball from Neesham which he defended and dropped at his toes.
After a short look, the batsmen went via for the only whereas the ball got here to relaxation parallel with and near the stumps. Neesham, following via, was forward of Tamim and he confirmed soccer abilities to kick the ball sideways into the stumps.
Tamim had placed on 81 for Bangladesh’s second wicket with Soumya Sarkar after it misplaced opener Liton Das (0) within the second over. Soumya made a optimistic 32 from 46 balls earlier than he was stumped down the leg aspect by Latham from the bowling of Mitchell Santner.
Mithun paced the top of the innings along with his sixth ODI half-century from 42 balls, mentioning his 50 with a six. His 57-ball innings contained six fours and two sixes.