Bangladesh’s coming of age
When Bangladesh registered its first ODI victory in New Zealand in 2008, its success was considered little more than a possibility. Although they won the World Cup matches against Pakistan and South Africa, and saddened Australia three years ago, these brilliant moments were as scarce as the appearance of a star in the Dhaka sky.
Mashrafe Mortaza took four windows in this match, but for most, Bangladesh suffocated New Zealand with 32 revolutions and was easy to write the result as a weakened induced conditions. While New Zealand was blocked 4-0 and 3-0 in their next two visits to Bangladesh, it was acknowledged that this could be an improved side, but only in their territory. There was also suspicion that New Zealand was on the slide.
But after the victory of Bangladesh against New Zealand in Cardiff Friday by June 9 should not dress. His performance showed that this team reached age.
Regardless of the fact that Bangladesh won the ODI series against Pakistan, India and South Africa since the last World Cup, since in isolation, it was a victory without the usual warnings. New Zealand was at full power (unlike Ireland last month), won the draw and had the best conditions. Bangladesh was bold with their selections and more audacious with their cricket, but also composed and thoughtful. They even had the chance to recover from 33 to four when the previous incarnations of Bangladesh were shot and returned home.
If Bangladesh had been careful in their first game against England, choosing an additional batter because of a wrong start in a preparation match, they decided they would not die. Taskin Ahmed came to give them an attack at a rate of four men and Mashrafe Mortaza said he would have rolled first if he had won the draw. There was a time when Bangladesh had only four quick spears worthy of that name, but on Friday it is held every two and drew attention when frustrated New Zealand hitters boiled.
They were well supported by their captain – who was not afraid to use two slips and a gully when Ross Taylor reached the fold leg – and supported by the hunters, with Shakib Al Hasan assuring that Taylor’s uncertainty in the windows led to crucial change By Kane Williamson. When New Zealand has always managed to make a decent platform, riders use the change to prevent the launch, and the use of the cunning Mashrafe Mosaddek Hossain to death has reduced New Zealand total of 20 or more times.
After Tim Southee and Trent Boult have produced the best premiere of the tournament so far, it looks like it would be another chance history of Bangladesh. However, in the end, they had not just drawn one of the best performances in the history of the Champions Trophy, but they did it with a twist.
If Shakib and Mahmudullah had New Zealand opening pitchers responded softly, they would probably have been easy prey for the way the ball moved. Shakib later said the pair had barely spoken in their association, but the ball was no doubt to speak. “I think the first 10 went very well and created a lot of opportunities,” Shakib said. However, at 35 by four, Southee was severely cut through to four, while Mahmudullah moved the fastball down the side of the leg as if it were 235 for four.
They were only 70 when four years old when Mahmudullah ran on the James Neesham whip field on the square leg for six. Kane Williamson mixed pitchers, as he likes to do, make more than a dozen changes, but more and more answers.