Who is the Bangladeshi who broke “Master Blaster’s ” Record?

This article is all about the 2nd ODI series which was played between Bangladesh and New Zealand on the 20th of December 2023 at Saxton Oval within the Nelson region of New Zealand which was a record-breaking match.

The record was broken by the 30-year-old Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar who broke Master Blaster’s 14-year-old record of scoring the highest individual score in a match against New Zealand.

Talking about the match the first ODI between Bangladesh and New Zealand was held on 17th December 2023 which was won by New Zealand.
This record was broken in the 2nd ODI which was played today, let’s talk about the overview of the match.

Today In the match, the toss was won by New Zealand and they chose to bowl.
Bangladesh players were not able to score even 50 runs except for Soumya Sarkar who became the Player of the Match by scoring a total of 169 off 151 balls with 22 fours and 2 sixes resulting in breaking the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring 163 against the Kiwis in Christchurch in 2009.

However, effective was the inning of the player Soumya Sarkar , Bangladesh managed to give a target of 292 off 50 balls.

In which New Zealand players Henry Nicholls, Will Young,and Rachin Ravindra were the top scorers with their score of 95 (99) ; 89(94), and; 45(33) respectively, helping New Zealand to chase it’s target very easily and winning the match by 7 wickets thereby registering their 2-0 lead in the match.

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