New Zealand beat high-flying Bangladesh by 52 runs in the must-win third T20
International cricket match at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Sunday.
The win helped Kiwis end a two-match losing streak after Bangladesh won the first
two matches at the same venue.
However, the Tigers lead the series 2-1. The Blackcaps scored 128 runs losing 5
wickets in 20 overs in the third match.
Henry Nicholls (not out) hit 36 runs off 29 balls with three boundaries while Tom
Blundell scored 30 runs from 30 balls with three fours.
Rachin Ravindra and Will Young scored 20 runs off 20 balls each. Ravindra hit two
boundaries while Young smashed three boundaries.
Finn Allen posted 15 runs from 10 balls with three boundaries and skipper Tom
Latham bagged 5 runs. Colin de Grandhomme hit a duck.n chase, Bangladesh were
bowled out for 76 runs.
Mushfiqur Rahim (not out) hit innings highest 20 runs from 37 balls.
Opener Liton Das scored 15 runs from 11 balls while his partner Mohammad Naim
bagged 13 runs from 19 balls. Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad scored 3 runs while pacer
Mustafizur Rahman bagged 4 runs from 10 balls.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and spinner Nasum Ahmed hit duck each while Mahedi
Hasan scored one run. Afif Hossain also returned to the pavilion after hitting a
Wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan and pacer all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin posted eight
For New Zealand, Ajaz Patel smashed four wickets for 16 runs. Cole McConchie
bagged three wickets for 15 runs.