With that, the Kiwi captain gave a message to the Bangladesh team. In the first match of the five-match series, New Zealand were all out for 80 runs against the entire batting. Today has been a better wicket than that. And that is why New Zealand came very close to winning by chasing 141 runs of Bangladesh. The rate of 4 runs in the last over is proof of that.
Latham said at the end of the match, ‘We have learned from the first match, we have improved. I was able to form a pair, I pulled the match to the end. If bowling had been a little better, we could have won. But the way we batted will be an inspiration for the team.