T20I Cricket: Kiwis register series 2-0 against Tigers

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T20I Cricket: Kiwis register series 2-0 against Tigers

11:40 am, January 06, 2017

T20I Cricket: Kiwis register series 2-0 against Tigers

Bangladesh lost the three-match involving T20I series against New Zealand by 2-0 margin conceding a 47-run defeat in the 2nd game at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Friday.

Tigers started the T20I series with a six-wicket loss against Kiwis, following a clean sweep in the ODI series by 3-0 margin.

In the day's match, chasing a target of 196 runs, Bangladesh finished their innings-breath playing 18.1 overs for their collection of 148 for all that witnessed Sabbir Rahman and Soumya Sarker's innings of 48 and 39 runs respectively.

To recover the early damage, Sabbir and Soumya paired in the 4th wicket for 68 in 6.4 overs that carried team total to 104/4 in 10.5 overs from 36/3 in 4.1 overs, before Soumya depart from crease.

The remaining six wickets were out for 44 runs off 48 balls.

Mahmudullah(19), Tamim Iqbal (13) and Nurul Hasan(10) were the other double figure scorers for the side.

The most shocking scenario in Bangladesh innings batting collapse that their nine-wicket were catch out to leave the crease, except opener Tamim who was run out. It seems like that they were not playing a competitive game, instead doing catch practice against Blackcaps.    

Ish Sodhi bagged three wickets for 36 runs in four overs. Ben Wheeler and skipper Kane Williamson conceded 16 runs each for their two wickets apiece in 2.1 and 4 overs. Mitchell Santner and Trent Boult took one wicket each for 14 and 25 runs, both bowled three overs each.

Man of the match Colin Munro's maiden century of 101 runs helped New Zealand score 195/7 in 20 overs.

This is Munro's 1st century in any formats of international cricket making his international debut in a T20I match against South Africa in December 2012.

Colin Munro played an aggressive innings for the century off 54 balls, featuring seven boundaries and even over boundaries, before being caught by Nurul Hasan off Rubel Hossain bowling, leaving team total at 169/4 in 16.4 overs.

Contributing in a stunning partnership figure of 123 in 11.1overs, Munro departed from 4th pair which he started with Tom Bruce from 46/3 in 5.3 overs.

Bruce played till the end for an unbeaten half century of 59off 39 balls, including five boundaries and one over boundary, for the side was sent in to bat first.

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza jolted the New Zealand batting line in the innings very 1st ball sending opener Luke Ronchi, was caught by Mosaddek Hossain, back to the pavilion with duck.

The Kiwis were fell on pressure losing two more quick wickets -- skipper Kane Williamson and Corey Anderson -- for their collection of 46 for 3 in 5.3 overs.

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan claimed Williamson (12) who was caught by Tamim Iqbal at 42/2 in 5 overs, before Mosaddek Hossain bowled out Anderson.

Then Munro came to crease and played an aggressive innings to rescue the hosts from early loss.

Rubel Hossain captured three wickets for 37 runs in four overs. Mosaddek took one wicket 22 runs in four overs, while delivering four-over each, Shakib and Mashrafe also took one wicket apiece for 32 and 38 runs.

On the day's match, Bangladesh fielded the unchanged eleven who played in the 1st game at McLean Park, Napier on January 3.

Bangladesh will play the 3rd and last match of their away series against New Zealand at the same venue on Sunday (January 8).