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“They’ve had a fantastic record not just against us, but also against every other team in the world [at home]. So for them to lose, they’ll come back pretty strong and they’ll be hurting from that [loss],” ESPNcricinfo quoted Pocknall as saying.

These guys have shown that if you put everything together, then anything is possible. That’s exciting, moving forward
Glenn Pocknall, New Zealand makeshift coach

“We’re certainly prepared for a backlash from them, but we’re going to fight fire with fire, so to speak, and we’re certainly up for it as well,” he added.

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Pocknall described the win in the third T20I as a “special feeling” and said he was proud of the Kiwi team after they performed well in “challenging” conditions.

“Oh! It’s amazing. It was a pretty special feeling just because the guys have been working so hard and having such good conversations around the way we want to play the game,” said Pocknall.

“So to execute all the things that we’ve spoken about was so pleasing, and [I am] so proud of the guys to do what they did the other night because it [Bangladesh] is a challenging place to play.

“These guys have shown that if you put everything together, then anything is possible. That’s exciting, moving forward,” he added.

With the victory in the third T20I, New Zealand registered their first win of the series and the five-game series stands at 2-1 in favour of Bangladesh. The fourth T20I will now be played on Wednesday.

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