January 20, 2019

Mustafiz’s five-for restricts black caps to 145

Mustafizur Rahman

Speedster Mustafizur Rahman bagged five wickets as Bangladesh restrcited an in-form New Zealand side to 145 for 8 in their World T20 match on Saturday.

The left-handed sensation picked both the openers and then mopped the Kiwi lower order as they lost four wickets in the space of 17 runs. The fact that four of the five wickets came when he uprooted the stumps reveals how deadly the wizard was on the day.

Kiwis skipper Kane Williamson was the top-scorer, with a 42 off 32 deliveries, while Colin Munro hit 35 in 35 balls to help their team a decent score. Ross Taylor’s 24-ball 28 also looks vital as none of the other batsmen could reach double figures.

Mustafiz was duly supported by Al-Amin Hossain who bagged a brace while the Tigers also did some brilliant fielding, as Shuvagata Hom and Mohammad Mithun took two fantastic catches.

The Kiwis made two changes, with Nathan McCullum and Henry Nicholls coming in for Adam Milne and Martin Guptill.

The game is unchanged Tigers’ last match of the tournament, as they look to go home with a consolation win.

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