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Twitter Reactions: Bangladesh collapse helps New Zealand gain an unassailable lead in the series

Neil Broom of New Zealand
Neil Broom of New Zealand. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

The Nelson crowd witnessed the hosts New Zealand sealing the series in the second ODI by gaining an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the 3 match ODI series. Earlier in the day, it was Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza who won the toss and elected to field first.

The Kiwis didn’t have a great start to their innings as Martin Guptill was back to the pavilion with a duck. Later on, their prime batsman Kane Williamson who seemed out of sorts in his stay at the crease edged one towards mid on. Tom Latham too couldn’t get going leaving New Zealand reeling at 47/3.

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Out of nowhere, Neil Broom batted sensibly and guided the Kiwi innings beyond 200. In the process, he also went on to hit a scintillating century which was also his debut hundred. He stayed not out through the innings and hit 3 sixes alongside 8 boundaries.

On the other hand, Jimmy Neesham and Luke Ronchi got starts and managed to support Broom. The hosts got all out on the last ball of the innings as they set a daunting task for the Bangladesh batsmen with 252 to chase. The captain Mortaza led the bowling charge for the visitors with 3 wickets. Taskin Ahmed and Shakib Al Hasan managed to chip in with a couple of wickets each while Roy and Mosaddek also got a wicket each.

Unlike New Zealand, the Bangla batsmen were off to a splendid start. At 105/1 with Imrul Kayes and Sabbir Rahman building a solid partnership, things seemed to be going in complete favour of the visitors. However, Rahman got run out in a silly confusion between the batsmen. Bangladesh never recovered from the slump as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The Kiwi captain Williamson struck thrice to take the game away from Bangladesh.

At the end of it all, the visitors were done and dusted with 184 runs on the board as New Zealand snatched a victory by 67 runs. Neil Broom was deservingly awarded the man of the match.

Twitter had interesting reactions to the game. While the Bangladesh fans were disappointed with the collapse and series loss, the Kiwi fans were happy for Broom who raced his way to a century. Here are some of the Twitter reactions that took place during the course of the game:

https://twitter.com/ipakistanilad/status/814330119036739585

https://twitter.com/sampathstats/status/814318228864274432

https://twitter.com/erasmusmarais/status/814310068480946176

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