In the second match of the five-match T20I series against New Zealand, Bangladesh posted 141 for six in 20 overs.
Mohammad Naim scored the highest, 39, for the Tigers while Mahmudullah Riyad remained unbeaten scoring 37.
Bangladesh made a good start as Liton Das and Mohammad Naim put up a 59-run stand at the opening. Their stay was a clear indication of a better wicket in Mirpur.
But Bangladesh’s progress stumbled when Liton fell prey to Rachin Ravindra, and off the next ball, Mushfiqur Rahim was stumped by a great effort of New Zealand captain Tom Latham.
Shakib Al Hasan also failed to continue on a good run. He fell prey to Cole McConchie scoring 12 of seven balls with two fours. It looked an easy catch for the debutant Ben Sears, but he missed it at the first chance. He managed to get it at the second chance after the ball bounced on his leg.
After Shakib’s dismissal, Afif Hossain also returned to the dressing quickly. He managed to score only three in three balls.
Mahmudullah was firm at the other end of the wicket and remained unbeaten for 37 off 32 balls with five fours. He was accompanied by Nurul Hasan Sohan at the sixth wicket stand when Bangladesh added 32 off 22 balls. Before getting dismissed off the last ball of the innings, Sohan scored 13 off nine balls.
For New Zealand, spinner Rachin Ravindra bagged three wickets conceding 22 runs while Ajaz Patel, Cole McConchie and Hamish Bennett took one wicket each.