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Twitter Reactions: Kane Williamson, Lockie Ferguson shine as New Zealand take 1-0 lead

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Kane Williamson en route to his unbeaten 73 against Bangladesh in the 1st T20I at McLean Park, Napier. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

New Zealand continued their domination over Bangladesh even in T20 series and registered a comprehensive victory in the first T20I at McLean Park in Napier to take a 1-0 lead in the 3 match series. Lockie Ferguson and captain Kane Williamson were the star performers for the Kiwis with three wickets and a beautiful half century to their name respectively.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and opted to bat. Bangladesh got off to the worst possible start as they lost Imrul Kayes only in the 2nd over. At the score of 28 the hard-hitting southpaw, Tamim Iqbal was dismissed by Ben Wheeler with a beautiful delivery. Two more wickets fell in a space of 4 deliveries as the visitors lost the plot and were tottering at 30/4. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals it wasn’t the end of the road as far as the visitors were concerned.

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Mahmudullah scored a fluent half-century and was supported well by Mosaddek Hossain Saikat batting lower down the order. Their efforts meant the visitors managed to post a competitive 141 in their allotted 20 overs.

Captain Kane Williamson and Neil Broom started off proceedings for the hosts. Broom who scored a century in the final ODI fell to Rubel Hossain in the 3rd over and cutter specialist Mustafizur Rahman added one more in a matter of minutes to reduce the hosts to 28/2. Despite wickets falling at the other end, Williamson kept going and remained unbeaten to ensure New Zealand win the match quite comprehensively in the end.

Also read – NZ v BAN, 1st T20I Review: Kiwis ride on Kane Williamson half-century to complete hard-fought win

Williamson shared an unbeaten 81 runs partnership with Colin de Grandhomme for the 6th wicket to ensure the hosts reached the target without further hiccups. While Williamson remained unbeaten on 73, Grandhomme scored a fluent 41.

Twitteratti was pretty active during the first T20I and there were certain tweets which described the proceedings in the best possible way. Here are some of the best tweets from the 1st encounter at Napier

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