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NZ v. BAN: Bangladesh bat without knowing the target; the match stopped after 9 balls to set it

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Bangladeshi batsman Afif Hossain Dhrubo was eliminated during the second ODI against New Zealand in Napier on Tuesday.

In a bizarre incident that occurred during New Zealand’s second T20I against Bangladesh in Napier on Tuesday, the visiting side went out to fight in the second inning without knowing the target in heavy rain.

Sent from Bangladesh, New Zealand was 173-5 in the 18th when its inning was interrupted by rain. Bangladesh set a revised winning goal of 170 out of 16 overs according to the Duckworth Lewis system and finished 142-7.

Bangladesh started before the referee of the match Jeff Crowe officially calculated his revised sum. The referees stopped the match with Bangladesh with 12: 0 after 1.3 over, waiting for official announcement of the new goal.

There was a long delay as Crow worked frantically in front of his computer. At one time he had an angry exchange with Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo.

Eventually, New Zealand beat Bangladesh 28 tracks in the second Twenty20, hit by rain, and took a second 2-0 victory in a three-match series on Tuesday.

(With PTI inputs).

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