New Zealand outplayed Bangladesh with the bat and ball during the 2nd ODI at Dhaka on Saturday. The Kiwis led by Lockie Ferguson, won the game by 86 runs to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series.
The two teams are playing a short 3-match-ODI series in Bangladesh. The first game yielded no result after it was washed out. Both the teams have rested their key stars to keep them fresh for the ODI World Cup.
Lockie Ferguson won the toss and chose to bat first on a cloudy Saturday in Dhaka. The match saw dramatic visuals during the dying embers of the New Zealand batting innings. Hasan Mahmud, Ish Sodhi, and Litton Das, the three players gave the sparse Dhaka crowd unforgettable dramatic visuals.
Litton Das calls back Ish Sodhi after Hasan Mahmud ran him out
It was the 4th ball of the 46th over with Hasan Mahmud bowling Kiwi skipper Ferguson. The Bangladeshi bowler spotted Ish Sodhi out of his crease. Hasan Mahmud was quick to whip the bails off and appealed. The umpires had no other choice but to give the batter out.
That’s when Ish Sodhi could be spotted giving a sarcastic clap. Bangladesh skipper Litton Das made his way to the umpire and called back the batter. Once called back, Ish Sodhi was seen giving the bowler a playful hug.
Hasan Mahmud ran out Ish Sodhi at non striker's end.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 24, 2023
Thrid umpire gave out.
Bangladesh called back Sodhi then Sodhi hugged Mahmud.
- Incredible scenes yesterday! pic.twitter.com/BY9H44r0K4
Ish Sodhi was run out at the non strikers end by Hasan Mahmud.— M (@anngrypakiistan) September 23, 2023
The third umpire checked and gave OUT! But when Sodhi started walking out, skipper Litton Das and Hasan Mahmud called him back again.
Sodhi gave Hasan a hug at the end.
New Zealand were bowled out for 254 from 49.2 overs after electing to bat first. The top scorer for the Kiwi team was wicketkeeper Tom Blundell. The right-handed batter scored 68 runs from 66 balls. Henry Nicholls chipped in with 49, while Ish Sodhi scored 35 important runs. Khaled Ahmed and Mahedi Hasan got three scalps each with the ball.
Chasing 255 to win, Ish Sodhi turned destroyer with the ball. The 30-year-old scalped 6 wickets for 39 runs from his 10 overs. These figures were the best figures for Ish Sodhi in ODI cricket. Opener Tamim Iqbal scored 44 off 58 deliveries with 7 hits to the fence.
The top scorer for the home team was veteran batter Mahmudullah who scored 49 runs. Captain, Litton Das could only score 6 runs while Soumya Sarkar and Towhid Hridoy fell for 0 and 2. Kyle Jamieson got two wickets including the big wicket of Litton Das. Lockie Ferguson and Cole McConchie picked a wicket each as the Kiwis won by 86 runs.