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Bangladesh look for continued dominance in spin-friendly Dhaka


New Zealand will need to learn the lessons from their first T20I drubbing quickly to be competitive in the second

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Bowling out New Zealand for just 60 and then reaching the target in 15 overs, Bangladesh looked in ominous form in their seven-wicket win in the first T20I. They continued where they had finished against Australia, having bowled them out for 62 in the fifth T20I, but it wasn’t just their spinners that did all the damage.
Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin shared five wickets between them, and that ensured New Zealand couldn’t recover from their disastrous start of 9 for 4. Of course, Bangladesh’s three spinners were responsible for that, as they had combined figures of 5 for 30 from ten overs.