Bangladesh lost to the hosts in the semi-finals of the T20I tri-series, so they will now play New Zealand in the final. The T20 tri-series final which is set to happen this month, will be on Friday, October 14th (a few days before the tournament kicks off in Australia). With help from Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway’s 50s, New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 48 runs and moved on to the series finals.
T20 tri-series final | Pakistan VS New Zealand
After beating Pakistan by nine wickets on Tuesday, New Zealand’s batting was again very strong. They set a target of 208 for Bangladesh, but the visitors could only reach 160-7. Kane Williamson, the captain of the Black Caps, got the day off as his team quickly repeated Sunday’s eight-wicket win over Bangladesh to prove they belong in the World Cup.
If Bangladesh loses to Pakistan for the third time on Thursday, they won’t be able to play in the tri-series final. Conway’s 64 off 64 balls set the tone for New Zealand. He and Finn Allen added 45 runs before Yasir Ali caught Finn Allen for 32. Phillips, who is from South Africa, got 60 runs in 24 balls.
This made him the essential player in the game. This helped New Zealand get to 208 runs while only losing 5 wickets. Adam Milne got the Black Caps off to a good start after coming back from an abdominal injury. In the fourth over, he bowled Najmul Hossain Shanto cleanly.
Shanto got 11 runs after hitting 12 balls. Shanto’s opening partner Liton Das was caught by Martin Guptill off Michael Bracewell’s bowling, and Bangladesh fell to 47-2. Shakib Al Hasan had the most resistance, scoring 70 from 40 balls with eight fours. He was out when he drove a ball over the cover and into the hands of New Zealand’s wicketkeeper Conway. Bangladesh was losing the game at the time.