The 2nd T20I between Bangladesh & New Zealand and the 2nd day of the 2nd Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka took place yesterday. Let’s have a look to know about the exciting moments of the games.
NZ vs BAN (2nd T20I)
In the second T20 match of the series in Napier, New Zealand won by 28 runs against Bangladesh under rain law. After winning the toss, the batsmen of the BlackCaps could not make a good start. The hosts lost 3 wickets to score 55 runs. Later, in Glenn Phillips’ devastating innings of unbeaten 58 off 31 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes, the Kiwis began to move towards setting up a big target. Daryl Mitchell’s unbeaten 34 off 16 balls helped the hosts to score 173 for 5. With 13 balls left in the innings, rain interrupted the match. In the end, the Kiwis could not get on the field to bat again.
Bangladesh went down to bat for the target of 170 runs in 16 overs under the rain. They lost only 1 wicket in the first 10 overs and picked up 94 runs. Soumya Sarkar’s adventurous innings of 51 off 27 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes, showed the Tigers dreaming of victory. But their middle-order was shattered again by the bowling aggression of the Kiwis. As a result, the visitors’ innings stopped 28 runs away from the target. Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett, and Adam Milne took two wickets each for New Zealand.
With a triumph over Bangladesh in this match, New Zealand wins the 3-match T20I series with one match in hand. The third and final T20 match of the series will be played on April 1 at Eden Park Stadium in Auckland.
New Zealand – 173/5 (17.5)
Bangladesh – 142/7 (16.0)
Result – New Zealand won by 28 runs (DL Method)
Player of the Match – Glenn Phillips
WI vs SL (2nd Test – Day 2)
West Indies lost seven wickets to score 287 runs at the end of the first day, came up to the field on the second day morning with Captain Craig Brathwaite (99*) and Rahkeem Cornwall (43*) at the crease. The West Indies captain made a pair of 103 runs with Rahkeem Cornwall on the eighth wicket. Caribbean opener Craig Brathwaite picked up his coveted century off 241 balls in the second ball of the first over of the day.
Cornwall, who played a half-century innings in the first Test, also picked up his second half-century of the series playing 64 balls in the first innings of the second Test yesterday. Cornwall was dismissed after playing an inning of 73 runs. The Caribbeans collection was 354 when Brathwaite got out as the last batsman.
Sri Lanka finished the second day’s game scoring 136 for 3 in reply to West Indies’ 354. Dinesh Chandimal (34) and Dhananjaya de Silva (23) are unbeaten on wickets.
West Indies (1st Innings) – 354/10 (111.1)
Sri Lanka (1st Innings) – 136/3 (61.0)
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