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NZ vs BAN, 2nd T20I: Bangladesh Coach Reacts After Confusion Over Revised DLS Target Leads To Bizarre Interruption

Despite Soumya Sarkar’s combating fifty, Bangladesh misplaced the match by 28 runs (DLS methodology).© AFP

Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo mentioned he had by no means been concerned in a recreation earlier than the place batsmen went out to bat with out understanding what the DLS goal was. The incident passed off throughout the second T20I between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Napier on Tuesday. The recreation was halted beneath beneath weird circumstances as there was no revised goal for the guests after they started their chase.

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 methodology.

But after 1.three 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 off16 overs.

“I don’t think I have been involved in a game before where batters go out and don’t know what the DLS target is. There was a lot of rain around. Nobody had any idea of how many we needed after five or six overs. I don’t think the game should have started until it was finalised, before there was a clear indication of what is required, and what we needed at certain stages. I don’t quite think it [the conduct of the match] was good enough this evening,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Domingo as saying.

“[When we met the match referee] they were still waiting for the printouts and calculations to take place. I think if you are waiting, the game can’t start before you get it. What was explained now was that they normally get it one or two balls into the innings, but hadn’t received it yet. They were waiting for it. There were delays and all sorts of stuff. No excuses [for the defeat], but this is just very frustrating for us. They couldn’t delay the game much longer, because they were running out of overs,” he added.


An all-round bowling efficiency from New Zealand neutralised the impact of Soumya’s combating half-century and helped New Zealand register a straightforward win over Bangladesh within the second T20I.

The third and ultimate T20I shall be performed in Auckland on Thursday.

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