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New Zealand seal Bangladesh T20 series with 28-run win

  • Published at 12:00 pm March 30th, 2021
Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah is bowled out during their second Twenty20 match against New Zealand in Napier on Tuesday AFP

Earlier New Zealand have scored 173 runs losing five wickets in 17.5 overs before rain stops play

Hosts New Zealand have won the second Twenty20 International match by 28 runs through Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method against Bangladesh at McLean Park, Napier on Tuesday.

Bangladesh were chasing 170-run target and managed to score 142 runs losing seven wickets in 16 overs.

Soumya Sarker was the top scorer for Bangladesh with a quick fire 51 run innings from just 27 deliveries with five fours and three sixes.  

Earlier New Zealand have scored 173 runs losing five wickets in 17.5 overs before rain stops play.

Taskin Ahmed made the breakthrough for Bangladesh as he got the wicket of Finn Allen (17) in the last ball of fourth over.

Later Mahedi Hasan took two wickets and Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoriful Islam took one wicket each until 15 overs.

Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah has won the toss and elect to bowl first. Both captains reckoned that rain could be a factor in the game and both wanted to bowl first.

Bangladesh made one change to their playing eleven compare to the last match as pacer Taskin is playing replacing Mustafizur Rahman.

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Will Young, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Southee(c), Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Adam Milne

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Mohammad Naim, Liton Das(w), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed

Brief Score :

New Zealand 173/5 in 1735 overs 

Glenn Philips 58, Daryl Mitchell 34; Mahedi Hasan 2-45

Bangladesh (target 170 in 16 overs) 1427 in 16 overs

Soumya Sarker 51, Mohammad Naim 38; Southee 2-21

Result: New Zealand won by 28 runs in DLS method