Over the years, there have been cases the place play has been halted as a result of weird causes and one such occasion offered itself to followers in the course of the second T20I match between New Zealand and Bangladesh on Tuesday — lack of a revised goal. In the second sport of the three-match sequence, play was halted as there was some confusion amongst Bangladesh gamers relating to the revised goal they had been chasing. When the second innings resumed, it regarded like Bangladesh needed to chase 148 in 16 overs after the goal was adjusted as per the DLS technique.
But after 1.3 overs, play was stopped and the umpires took custody of the ball as there was confusion relating to the goal Bangladesh had been chasing. Play was halted for nearly 5 minutes and after some quantity crunching, it got here to the fore that Bangladesh must chase 170 runs in 16 overs. The play resumed solely after the match referee Jeff Crowe and on-field umpires Chris Brown and Chris Gaffaney conveyed the goal to Bangladesh gamers.
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham was not amused with the scenario and he requested how can a staff come out to bat not understanding what goal they’re chasing.
“How is it potential to start out a run chase with out understanding what you are chasing? Crazy stuff. #NZvBAN,” tweeted Neesham.
How is it potential to start out a run chase with out understanding what you are chasing? Crazy stuff. #NZvBAN
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) March 30, 2021
Earlier, Glenn Phillips performed an unbeaten knock of 58 runs as New Zealand scored 173/5 in 17.5 overs. Rain performed spoilsport within the first innings and after the DLS technique, Bangladesh got a goal of 170 in 16 overs.
Asked to bat first, Kiwi openers Fin Allen and Martin Guptill placed on 36 runs inside the primary 4 overs, however Bangladesh made a robust comeback because the guests decreased New Zealand to 55/3 within the seventh over. Allen (17), Guptill (21), and Devon Conway (15) departed in fast succession for the hosts.
Will Young and Glenn Phillips then acquired collectively on the crease and the duo placed on 39 runs for the fourth wicket, however as quickly because the time got here to speed up, the hosts confronted one other roadblock as Mahedi Hasan dismissed Young (14), decreasing New Zealand to 94/4 within the twelfth over.
With New Zealand’s rating at 102/4 within the thirteenth over, rain performed spoilsport and the match needed to be stopped. However, the break was not for lengthy and the sport resumed quickly after. Phillips and Daryl Mitchell went berserk within the closing overs and the duo accrued runs at a brisk tempo.
However, rain as soon as once more halted the play within the 18th over with the New Zealand rating being 173/5. The hosts weren’t in a position to bat for his or her full quota of 20 overs and consequently, after the DLS technique, Bangladesh got a goal of 170 from 16 overs.
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