After Australia, Bangladesh also made New Zealand their victim. The Kiwis lost the first T20 match to the Bengal Tigers by 7 wickets.
New Zealand captain Tom Latham won the toss and elected to bat first in the match played at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur.
His decision became the second worst decision in New Zealand T20 history where the Kiwis were bowled out for 60 runs.
This is New Zealand’s second lowest score in T20 cricket.
Against Bangladesh, only New Zealand’s Tom Latham and Henry Nichols were able to put up significant resistance by scoring 18, 18 runs.
Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rehman took 3 wickets while Shakib Al Hasan, Nasoom Ahmed and Mohammad Saifuddin took 2 wickets each.
In pursuit of this small target of 61 runs, Bangladesh’s batting line also looked faltering where it lost 2 wickets for only seven runs.
However, in such a situation, Shakib Al Hasan scored 25 runs and led the team to victory and was declared the man of the match.
Bangladesh won the match by 3 wickets in the 15th over to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.