NZ vs BAN: Bangladesh’s Batsmen were chasing a ‘Undefined’ total during the second Innings against New Zealand
Sometimes strange incidents are witnessed in a cricket match, today 30th March, something similar was seen in the second T20 match of the series between New Zealand and Bangladesh. Bangladesh won the toss and chose to field in the first match. But when Bangladesh team came on field for their innings, they did not know what the target was. Then a target was stated and after 9 balls of the second innings, the target was increased, saying that there was a mistake in the calculation of DLS.
While all this sounds like it is a matter of a street cricket or club match, it seems really ridiculous and shocking to see things like this in an international match. Many people have expressed their opinion on this as well on social media.
When Bangladesh’s innings started, it was not clear what exactly the target was, after throwing three-four balls, it was told that they need to score 148 runs to win. However, after a while a new target appeared and the game had to be stopped. Then Bangladesh were given a target of 171 in 16 overs. Bangladesh lost the match by 28 runs under Duckworth Lewis rule.
Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl in the second T20 International of the series played at Napier. When New Zealand’s score was 173 for 5 wickets after 17.5 overs, it started raining and the game could not progress further. The end of the innings was announced. In cricket in such cases, the other team gets a target on the basis of calculation by the DLS rule.
With this victory, New Zealand captured the 3-match T20 series by 2-0. The host team won the first T20 match of the series by a big margin of 66 runs. Earlier, New Zealand defeated Bangladesh 3–0 in the three-match ODI series.