Tigers clean swept again

Sports Correspondent

2 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh’s regular T20I skipper Mahmudullah expressed his desperation of winning some international matches to regain their lost confidence after they conceded another humiliating defeat against New Zealand in the white-ball series.

“We need to change things around quickly. We badly need some wins under our belt in any format as I think we are losing confidence in our team,” said Mahmudullah on their overall tour of New Zealand.

“At the end of the day, if you don’t win, it will create doubt about yourself and the whole team,” he added.

New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs in a rain-shortened third Twenty20 International in Auckland on Thursday to complete another clean sweep in the three-match T20Is after winning the ODI series with the same margin.

In a 10-over per side contest due to bad weather, Bangladesh were all out for 76 in 9.3 overs after New Zealand set them a target of 142 runs.

Liton Das, who led Bangladesh in the contest in place of Mahmudullah, sent the Black Caps to bat first and they made 141 for four with Finn Allen hitting 71 from 29 balls.

Spinner Todd Astle was the standout bowler, taking four wickets for 13 runs in his two-over spell as Bangladesh confirmed their returning home again from New Zealand empty hands.