The 5th and final T20I of the 5-match series between Bangladesh and New Zealand rolled on the field yesterday, & the 5th Test between England and India has been cancelled. Continue reading the article to know about the exciting happenings of the games.
BAN vs NZ (5th T20I)
New Zealand has won the last match of the five-match T20I series by 27 runs against Bangladesh. As a result, the Kiwis have narrowed the gap despite losing the series against the hosts. Bangladesh won the series 3-2 against New Zealand for the first time in T20Is.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Friday. In 4 fours and 2 sixes, Kiwi captain Tom Latham played an unbeaten inning of 50 playing 37 balls for the team. Opener Finn Allen also scored 41 off 24 balls. Shoriful Islam took the maximum number of 2 wickets for the hosts, and Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, and Afif Hossain took 1 wicket each.
Chasing the target of 162 runs, Bangladesh lost 4 wickets to score 46 runs and fell under pressure. Then Afif and Mahmudullah’s 63-run stand for the 5th wicket brought the Tigers back to the match. But when Mahmudullah returned to the dressing room with 23 runs from 21 balls, Afif also lost his momentum.
In the end, due to the fierce bowling of the Black Caps, the Tigers’ innings stopped at 134 runs losing 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. With 2 fours and 3 sixes, Afif left the field with an unbeaten 49 off 33 balls.
Ajaz Patel and Scott Kuggeleijn took two wickets each for the visitors. Tom Latham has been named Player of the Match. Besides, Nasum Ahmed of Bangladesh has been selected as the Player of the Series with 8 wickets in 5 matches.
New Zealand – 161/5 (20.0)
Bangladesh – 134/8 (20.0)
Result – New Zealand won by 27 runs
Player of the Match – Tom Latham
Player of the series – Nasum Ahmed
ENG vs IND (5th Test – Day 1)
The fifth and final match of the Test series between England and India in Manchester on Friday has been cancelled three hours before the start of the match. The match was cancelled after the Indian team’s assistant physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar was tested positive in the RT-PCR test on Thursday.
Although Yogesh Parmar was tested positive in the RT-PCR test, the test results of all the players were negative. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have communicated with each other regularly since then. In the end, with the consent of the two boards, it was decided to cancel the match.
There’s no official statement on the re-schedule of the match. It is learned that ICC is going to intervene shortly as this is a part of the World Test Championship as well.
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