New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st T20I: Conway, Sodhi shine as hosts secure 66-run win

Conway took his runs from only 52 balls and combined in a 105-run third wicket partnership with Will Young who made a half century of 28 balls in his T20 international debut.

The pair raised New Zealand to 210-3 as they struggled first after winning the toss. Then leg spinner Ish Sodhi took four wickets in the space of eight balls – three bowling – when Bangladesh only managed 144-8 in reply.

Conways innings – his fourth T20 international half century in only his 12th .. match – followed his 126 in the third one-Day international against Bangladesh on Friday (March 26th), which helped New Zealand to 3-0 series win.



Of the in South African born batsman also made a unbeaten 99 in a T20 international against Australia in February and 72 in the second ODI against Bangladesh.

“I’m pretty happy with the way Things went today, “said Conway.” The boys have off to a great start and be good to get that series off to a 1-0 start.

“With T20 you can be real positive, back Your skills and back your plan. It came off for me again today and I’m happy to be seated on something good Partnerships with (Will) Young – it was pretty awesome batting beside him on his debut – and Glenn Phillips at the end there. “

Sunday match featured that expected debut of die 21-year-old Finn Allen who was a run-scoring machine in domestic cricket this summer make 512 runs in 11 innings in the New Zealand Super Smash on average of 56.88 and a strikerate of 198

His first innings for New Zealand just lasted one ball. He was bowled first ball and in the first over of the day over left- Arm moth Nasum Ahmed, who was also on debut and give that player his first international wicket.

Conway put New Zealand back on course with a 52-run partnership with Martin Guptill who made 35 of 27 balls with three four and two six. Then he started his most profitable partnership with Young who raced from 28 balls to his 50 with two four and four six.

Conway posted his half century of 37 balls with six four and a six and the couple steadily raised New Zealand run- -rate. It was 158-3 when Young was released in the 17th. over for 53 playing the slog sweeps and offers a catch to Afif Hossain from the bowling of Mahedi Hasan.

Conway laid down on another 52 in an unbroken fourth Wicket partnership with Glenn Phillips who finished 24 not out for 10 balls.

New Zealand batting showed its growing depth as it played without injury captain Kane Williamson and Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner and Tim Seifert, who were rested before leaving for the IPL.

Was standing-in captain Tim Southee made the first breakthrough for New Zealand releases Litton Das – captured by Sodhi – in the third over. Speedster Lockie Ferguson returns to New Zealand lineup after recovery from a back injury, captured Mohammad Naim Sheikh lbw for 27 when Bangladesh was 39-2.

Now with Adam Milne also availableNew Zealand has the luxury of be able to call on two bowlers who work at around 150kmh.

It was the more Sodhi calm down who dismantled the Bangladesh innings. He first took a sharp one chance from Soumya Sarkar (5) on his own bowling in The sixth over, then bowling Mohammad Mithun (4), Mahmdullah (11) and Mahedi Hasan (0), all in the space of eight balls.

Bangladesh captain Mahmdullah and Mahedi fell to successive deliveries. The tourists dropped to 59-6 in front of Afif Hossain (45) and Mohammad Shaifuddin added 63 for the seventh wicket. Saifuddin didn’t finish 34 out. Sodhi took 4-28.

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