Bangladesh pacer Shoriful Islam gave the Tigers a crucial breakthrough but New Zealand still got off to a flying start in the two sides’ T20I Tri-nation series encounter at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Wednesday.
Having welcomed Ebadot Hossain to the attack with two maximums in the third over, Finn Allen decided to notch it up further as he tried to smash Shoriful for successive boundaries in the fifth over. However, the right-hander only managed to sky one to the fielder at midwicket, trying to go for a maximum.
Allen, who scored a 42-ball 62 yesterday against Pakistan, did manage to give the hosts a flying start as he smoked two sixes and three boundaries during a rapid 19-ball 32 before departing.
New Zealand raced to 54 for one in the Powerplay.
Devon Conway also looks in good touch as he moved to 18 off 13 deliveries.