Devon Conway’s prolific international summer continued Sunday with an undefeated 92, leading New Zealand to a 66-time victory over Bangladesh in Twenty20’s first cricket.
Conway took his runs of just 52 balls and combined in a 105-run third-goal partnership with Will Young, who made half a century of 28 balls in his international debut in the T20.
The pair lifted New Zealand to 210-3 after hitting first after winning the throw. Leg spinner Ish Sodhi then took four wickets in the space of eight balls – three bowling – as Bangladesh managed only 144-8 in response.
Conway’s inning – his fourth international half-century at T20 in just his 12th game – followed his 126th in the third one-day international game against Bangladesh on Friday, helping New Zealand win a 3-0 run.
The South African-born batsman also drew 99 in the international T20 against Australia in February and 72 in the second ODI against Bangladesh.
“I’m pleased with the way things are going today,” Conway said. “The boys started great and it’s good to start the series with 1: 0.
“With T20 you can be really positive, get your skills back and get your plan back. He came out for me again today and I’m happy to have some good partnerships with (Will) Young – he was great with him on his debut – and Glenn Phillips at the end there. “
Sunday’s match included the expected debut of 21-year-old Finn Allen, who was a home cricket avoidance machine in the summer, making 512 runs for 11 passes in New Zealand’s Super Smash with an average of 56.88 and a strike rate of 198.
His first passes to New Zealand lasted just one ball. He was also the first ball during the first part of the day from the left-handed spinner Nasum Ahmed, who also made his debut, giving this player his first international wicket.
Conway brought New Zealand back on track with a 52-year partnership with Martin Guptil who made 35 of 27 balls with three fours and two sixes.
He then began his most lucrative partnership with Young, who outscored his 50 of 28 balls with two fours and four sixes. Conway posted his half-century of 37 balls with six fours and sixes, and the pair steadily picked up New Zealand’s speed.
It was 158-3 when Young was fired in the 17th for 53, playing on a swing and offering a catch to Afif Hossain from Mahedi Hasan’s bowling alley.
Conway put another 52 in a continuous partnership with a fourth wicket with Glen Phillips, who finished 24 instead of 10 balls.
New Zealand’s Vata demonstrates its growing depth as it plays without an injured captain Kane Williamson as well as Trent Bult, Kyle Jamieson, Jimmy Nisham, Mitchell Santner and Tim Seifert, who had rested before leaving for IPL.
Standing captain Tim Southy made the first breakthrough for New Zealand, rejecting Litton Das – caught by Sodhi – in the third.
Speedster Loki Ferguson, returning to the New Zealand squad after recovering from a back injury, trapped Mohammad Naim Sheikh lbw for 27 when
Bangladesh was 39-2. C Adam Milne It is already available and New Zealand has the luxury of being able to call two bowling alleys, which operate at about 150 km / h.
The calmer Sodhi dismantled the banding inning. First took a sharp chance from Sum Sarkar (5) from his own bowling in the sixth over, then led by Mohammad Mithun (4), Mahmdula (11) and Mahedi Hassan (0), all in the space of eight balls. Bangladesh captain Mahmdullah and Mahedi were in successive deliveries.
Tourists dropped to 59-6 before Afif Hossein, 45, and Mohammad Shaifudin added 63 for the seventh gate. Saifudin finished 34th, not out. Sodhi took 4-28.