New Zealand downed Bangladesh by 28 runs in a rain-affected second Twenty20 International in Napier Tuesday to safe the three-match series and full a house sweep in opposition to all comers. New Zealand made 173 for 5 off 17.5 overs after dropping the toss and batting, earlier than the climate ended their innings prematurely.
As a end result, Bangladesh’s run chase was set at 170 from 16 overs below the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern system.
There were bizarre scenes as Bangladesh began their innings without a clear target being set, then officers halted play after 1.3 overs whereas they labored out the sums.
“I’ve experienced a few things in cricket and this is not one of them,” New Zealand veteran Ross Taylor stated on commentary.
The vacationers made 142 for seven earlier than the required run charge proved an excessive amount of and their innings petered out.
“In the last five or six overs we didn’t finish well enough,” Bangladesh skipper Mahmadullah stated.
“There were a few chances that we needed to capitalise on then we might have got away.”
Bangladesh may have a closing likelihood to notch their first ever win in New Zealand on Thursday in Auckland.
The end result means the Black Caps have gained all seven of their residence sequence this season, an unbroken run of success on New Zealand soil that extends to 9 if outcomes in opposition to India final yr are included.
It contains victories over the West Indies, Pakistan and India in Tests, Bangladesh and India in one-dayers and the West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh in T20s.
“It’s been a great summer to be part of so it’d be good to finish it on the right note,” stated stand-in captain Tim Southee, who took the skipper’s armband after Kane Williamson sat out the series.
Mahmadullah stated earlier than the match that he was cautious of “flying Kiwis” and openers Martin Guptill and Finn Allen proved him proper, slogging 36 off the primary 4 overs.
But New Zealand have been wanting shaky at 55 for 3 earlier than Glenn Phillips smashed an unbeaten 58 off 31 balls.
In reply, Bangladesh misplaced Liton Das early however allrounder Soumya Sarkar went on the assault, notching a half-century off 25 balls earlier than falling on 51.
Phillips’ part-time spin then slowed the run charge and was rewarded with the wicket of Mohammad Naim for 38, leaving Bangladesh struggling for runs.
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