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Bangladesh opt to field first

 Sports Desk

 Published: 11:44 AM, 30 March 2021   Updated: 12:09 PM, 30 March 2021

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Bangladesh cricket team have won the toss and elected to field in second T-20 against New Zealand at McLean Park in Napier on Tuesday. 

The match will start at 12 PM as per Bangladesh Standard Time and will be aired live in Bangladesh Television (BTV), Gazi TV and T-Sports. 

Despite showing their batting vulnerability repeatedly, Bangladesh is hopeful that they could level the series against New Zealand when they take on the hosts today. 

Apart from the second ODI, in every game that they played on New Zealand soil in this season, Bangladesh put up a listless batting show to dig their own graveyards.

After being whitewashed in the three-match ODI series, Bangladesh hoped that the change of format would change their fortune but that was not to be. They tasted a 66-run defeat in the first T20 and yet again their batting failure was the reason behind the big defeat.

New Zealand though compiled a hefty 210-3, Bangladesh started fluently, courtesy to opener Naim Sheikh but some soft dismissals in the midst of the innings pushed them to the back foot and they couldn’t recover from that.

A defeat in the second T20 would cost them the T20 series too. Bangladesh however wants to take the positive things from the first match in a bid to level the series.