Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the only T20 international game between Bangladesh and New Zealand. After the 3-match ODI series between the teams, it would be a minor miracle if New Zealand manage to win this game.

If you haven't realised, all the focus is on the game that is being played three hundred and twenty kilometers away from Mirpur

We have some news from the middle. New Zealand have won the toss and chosen to bat

It was evident from the ODI series that Bangladesh don't depend on a single player. Isam writes more about it here

"The first time Nasir Hossain was picked for Bangladesh, the then chief selector Akram Khan made an ambitious comment about a newcomer. He said that Nasir's strength was to bat to his team's needs. Hardly anyone believed him, but Akram has been proved right so far over two years of Nasir's career." Read more about it here

Rayhan: "The way Bangladesh was played in the last ODI, i have to say, we are expecting a tight and competitive T20 game today here. NZ will try hard to snatch a win hence BD will try to prove to themselves that they are making rapid strides."

Avi Singh now joining you on scoring and commentary duties today. The teams are as follows:

New Zealand 1 Anton Devcich, 2 Hamish Rutherford, 3 Tom Latham, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Luke Ronchi (wk), 6 Corey Anderson, 7 Colin Munro, 8 Nathan McCullum, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Kyle Mills (capt), 11 Mitchell McClenaghan

Bangladesh 1 Ziaur Rahman, 2 Shamsur Rahman, 3 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 4 Mominul Haque, 5 Naeem Islam, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Abdur Razzak, 10 Mashrafe Mortaza, 11 Al-Amin Hossain

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Devcich, no run, forward on off to defend safely first up

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Devcich, no run, steers it to short third-man

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Devcich, FOUR, comes down the track and smashes it past mid-off for a boundary

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Devcich, 2 runs, turns a good length delivery to deep midwicket for a couple

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Devcich, no run, comes forward and drives it to mid-off

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Devcich, FOUR, drifts onto the pads. Devcich cashes in as he turns it past short fine-leg for a boundary, the fielder may have got fingertips to a pretty simple chance but lets it slip through

End of over 1 (10 runs) New Zealand 10/0
AP Devcich    10* (6b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-10-0
HD Rutherford    0* (0b)     

1.1

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, 1 run, drives to long-off and is off the mark immediately

1.2

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, no run, defends with the inside edge into his pad and it then ricochets into his other pad as he frantically tries to remove the ball from his crease

1.3

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, FOUR, down on one knee and nicely slog swept on the bounce to the cow corner fence

1.4

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, no run, goes back and punches to the bowler

1.5

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, FOUR, doesn't completely time this launch over the mid-on fieldsman but finds enough bat to get it to the fence

1.6

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, 1 run, goes back and nicely works wide of mid-on

Mushfiqur yesterday said 160 is a good score on this wicket according to Isam, New Zealand have set off at a rate far in excess of that

End of over 2 (10 runs) New Zealand 20/0
AP Devcich    19* (11b 4x4)      Sohag Gazi    1-0-10-0
HD Rutherford    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-10-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Devcich, 2 runs, opens up and lofts a slower ball on middle over the bowler's head and good running sees Rutherford race back to the danger end for the second

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Devcich, FOUR, another slower ball on leg and Devcich picks it and slugs it away to cow corner as he finds the gap again

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Devcich, FOUR, down on one knee and he tries to paddle sweep, gets a top edge which flies fine over the head of the fielder on the ring

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Devcich, 1 run, eased off the stumps backward of point

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Rutherford, no run, inside edged to midwicket

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Rutherford, 1 run, slower ball on middle is pushed to mid-off and they rush through

Sandeep: "Im seriously dissapointed with the way cricinfo has put up teams. How did ross taylor suddenly come into the squad when it was mentioned in the players list that he is a withdrawn player." Ross Taylor is playing today, he is only resting from the Sri Lanka leg of New Zealand's tour to the subcontinent

End of over 3 (12 runs) New Zealand 32/0
HD Rutherford    2* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-22-0
AP Devcich    30* (15b 6x4)      Sohag Gazi    1-0-10-0

3.1

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, 1 run, comes down the track and bunts a length ball to mid-on

3.2

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, no run, goes back in the crease to defend on leg

3.3

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, FOUR, down and across the stumps to sweep, gets a thin glove down leg which escapes Mushfiqur's grasp and races away to the fence

3.4

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, 1 wide, again moves across, this time misses the sweep and receives an extra run and delivery for his endeavour

3.4

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, FOUR, inside out over cover with nice timing, Devcich dominant so far

3.5

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, SIX, crisply struck slog sweep as he is down on one knee on middle and sends it sailing into the stands at wide mid-on

3.6

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, no run, drives back to the bowler

End of over 4 (16 runs) New Zealand 48/0
AP Devcich    44* (20b 8x4 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    2-0-26-0
HD Rutherford    3* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-22-0

4.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Rutherford, no run, Rutherford inside edges awkwardly on leg as Mashrafe is replaced by Al-Amin

4.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Rutherford, no run, on middle and punched back to the bowler, Al-Amin has a high arm action which raises his body high up and stretches every sinew

4.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Rutherford, 1 run, comes down and is forced into awkward defence, inside edges down to fine leg

4.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Devcich, 1 run, moves across to paddle, doesn't get hold of the slower ball but it lands just short of fine leg running across and in

4.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Rutherford, FOUR, short arm pull to a short ball on leg lands just inside the rope at backward square as the runs are being leaked by the home side

4.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Rutherford, no run, firmly struck cover drive picks out the fielder

End of over 5 (6 runs) New Zealand 54/0
HD Rutherford    8* (9b 1x4)      Al-Amin Hossain    1-0-6-0
AP Devcich    45* (21b 8x4 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    2-0-26-0

5.1

Nasir Hossain to Devcich, FOUR, on comes Nasir to replace Sohag Gazi and Devcich launches him over the infield to the cover fence

5.2

Nasir Hossain to Devcich, no run, drives back to the bowler

5.3

Nasir Hossain to Devcich, 1 run, worked off the pads to bring up a rapid maiden international half-century

5.4

Nasir Hossain to Rutherford, SIX, chips down the track and launches this over long-on with ease

5.5

Nasir Hossain to Rutherford, 1 run, punched past the bowler to long-off

5.6

Nasir Hossain to Devcich, FOUR, a torrent of runs on display at Mirpur as Devcich gets down and slog sweeps behind square on the bounce

End of over 6 (16 runs) New Zealand 70/0
AP Devcich    54* (25b 10x4 1x6)      Nasir Hossain    1-0-16-0
HD Rutherford    15* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Al-Amin Hossain    1-0-6-0

6.1

Mahmudullah to Rutherford, no run, defends back to the bowler as Al-Amin is surprisingly replaced by Mahmudullah

6.2

Mahmudullah to Rutherford, no run, beaten outside off as he tries to cut one which skids through

6.3

Mahmudullah to Rutherford, no run, defends from the crease on off

6.4

Mahmudullah to Rutherford, 1 run, clipped airily off the back foot out to long-on

6.5

Mahmudullah to Devcich, 1 run, goes back and drives off the back foot out to the cover sweeper

6.6

Mahmudullah to Rutherford, 1 run, thick edged cut goes to the right of third man as this over sees a measly three runs added to the total

Sohag is back after Nasir's offerings were dispatched

End of over 7 (3 runs) New Zealand 73/0
HD Rutherford    17* (16b 1x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-3-0
AP Devcich    55* (26b 10x4 1x6)      Nasir Hossain    1-0-16-0

7.1

Sohag Gazi to Rutherford, OUT, relief for the home side as Rutherford looks to launch another six into the stands at long-on but finds Nasir who runs around a few feet off the rope to safely pouch the chance

HD Rutherford c Nasir Hossain b Sohag Gazi 17 (29m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

7.2

Sohag Gazi to Devcich, 1 run, goes back and works to deep midwicket

7.3

Sohag Gazi to Taylor, no run, Taylor defends his first delivery with a leading edge back down the track

7.4

Sohag Gazi to Taylor, 2 runs, eased past the infield into the covers and they rush back for a second

7.5

Sohag Gazi to Taylor, no run

7.6

Sohag Gazi to Taylor, 1 run, waits in the crease and taps one outside off on the head down to third man, Devcich calls through an initially hesitant Taylor and Devcich's dive beats the good throw to the striker's stumps

End of over 8 (4 runs) New Zealand 77/1
LRPL Taylor    3* (4b)      Sohag Gazi    3-0-30-1
AP Devcich    56* (27b 10x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-3-0

8.1

Mahmudullah to Taylor, no run, thick edged to third man on the circle's edge

8.2

Mahmudullah to Taylor, 1 run, leading edge down to long-off as he looks to work it towards wide mid-on

8.3

Mahmudullah to Devcich, no run, rocks back and punches straight to cover

8.4

Mahmudullah to Devcich, 1 run, outside off and drilled away to the cover sweeper

8.5

Mahmudullah to Taylor, 1 run, punched firmly to long-off

8.6

Mahmudullah to Devcich, 2 runs, worked softly off the stumps to the leg side and Taylor wills on Devcich for the second and his persistence sees his side rewarded with an extra run

End of over 9 (5 runs) New Zealand 82/1
AP Devcich    59* (30b 10x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-8-0
LRPL Taylor    5* (7b)      Sohag Gazi    3-0-30-1

9.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, pushed to long-on as Razzak is finally introduced

9.2

Abdur Razzak to Devcich, OUT, goes down to slog sweep again but this is pushed through wider of off and he top edges it high in the air and Shamsur safely settles under the ball at wide long-on

AP Devcich c Shamsur Rahman b Abdur Razzak 59 (39m 31b 10x4 1x6) SR: 190.32

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, worked off the pads to leg

9.4

Abdur Razzak to Munro, no run, Munro is beaten first ball by one which slides across him outside off

9.5

Abdur Razzak to Munro, 1 run, goes back and punches to long-on

9.6

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, worked to deep midwicket as the bowling changes works in terms of both penetration and economy for the home side

End of over 10 (4 runs) New Zealand 86/2
LRPL Taylor    8* (10b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-4-1
C Munro    1* (2b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-8-0

Aaron Redmond and Martin Guptill both recorded T20I half-centuries in 23 balls, 1 faster than Devcich today

10.1

Mahmudullah to Taylor, no run, defends one which sharply turns back into off

10.2

Mahmudullah to Taylor, 1 run, pushes through a flat one on leg as Taylor shuffles across and flicks it to the fielder on the 45

10.3

Mahmudullah to Munro, 1 leg bye, struck on the pad down leg trying to flick, Taylor scampers through to beat the direct hit by fine leg

10.4

Mahmudullah to Taylor, 1 leg bye, another one flicks the pad going down leg and it skids past Mushfiqur's gloves too

10.5

Mahmudullah to Munro, 1 run, goes back and has to stand square on to punch to long-on

10.6

Mahmudullah to Taylor, FOUR, down leg and he swipes a sweep away backward of square as Mahmudullah pays for going around the wicket to the right-hander

End of over 11 (8 runs) New Zealand 94/2
LRPL Taylor    13* (14b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-14-0
C Munro    2* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-4-1

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Munro, no run

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Munro, SIX, short jabby pull to a shortish ball on middle and leg sends it sailing well over the midwicket boundary

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Munro, 1 run, worked with the turn out to deep midwicket

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, firmly punched down to long-off

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Munro, SIX, is able to extend the arms with a full swing of the blade on middle and leg and the ball arcs through over the long-on fence

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Munro, 1 run, goes back and slaps to long-off

End of over 12 (15 runs) New Zealand 109/2
C Munro    16* (9b 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-19-1
LRPL Taylor    14* (15b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-14-0

12.1

Mahmudullah to Munro, SIX, unbelievable switch hit! Outside off and Munro inverts in a flash and slogs powerfully over the cover boundary (what has become midwicket for the leftie), difficult to fathom the power and execution of that stroke

12.2

Mahmudullah to Munro, 2 runs, thrashes a cut aerially past backward point out into the deep

12.3

Mahmudullah to Munro, 2 runs, gives some room and punches to the extra cover area, Taylor urges Munro through for a second

12.4

Mahmudullah to Munro, SIX, the pause in the delivery stride doesn't help the bowler as Munro advances and lofts well over the rope at long-off with a firmly struck blow

12.5

Mahmudullah to Munro, 1 run, goes back and works it down to long-on

12.6

Mahmudullah to Taylor, 2 wides, down leg and beats the slog sweep and the keeper

12.6

Mahmudullah to Munro, 1 run, full toss worked to long-on

End of over 13 (20 runs) New Zealand 129/2
C Munro    34* (15b 4x6)      Mahmudullah    4-0-34-0
LRPL Taylor    14* (15b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-19-1

13.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, no run, beaten outside off by a full ball in the blockhole as Al-Amin returns

13.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, no run, full outside off and dug out to the bowler

13.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, FOUR, rolls the fingers but drags it short from around the wicket and Munro can pull it with the angle to the backward square fence

13.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, 1 run, full toss outside off is lumped to long-off

13.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor is happy to rotate the strike as he dabs into the covers

13.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, 1 run, full outside off and dragged to long-on

End of over 14 (7 runs) New Zealand 136/2
C Munro    40* (20b 1x4 4x6)      Al-Amin Hossain    2-0-13-0
LRPL Taylor    15* (16b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    4-0-34-0

14.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Munro, 1 run, Mashrafe returns after some early punishment and rolls his fingers on this one which Munro hacks to the cover sweeper

14.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, FOUR, shuffles across to a length ball on middle and leg and helps it on its way with a flick past fine leg on the circle's edge

14.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 run, moves around again and tries to play a bent knee slog sweep, mistimed out to deep midwicket

14.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Munro, 1 wide, beaten outside off (or is that leg?) as he misses out with the switch hit, but amazingly that is wided by the umpire, it looked well inside

14.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Munro, no run, bottom edges a chop to the keeper as he tried to cut, reached out to a ball similarly within the normal lines to the previous one

14.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Munro, FOUR, full toss down leg, gets bat on it and flicks it fine past the fielder on the ring

14.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Munro, 2 runs, cutter outside off is slapped high out to the cover sweeper who does well to run around and haul it in

Ziaur Rahman is brought on by Mushfiqur

End of over 15 (13 runs) New Zealand 149/2
C Munro    47* (24b 2x4 4x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-35-0
LRPL Taylor    20* (18b 2x4)      Al-Amin Hossain    2-0-13-0

15.1

Ziaur Rahman to Taylor, 2 wides, beaten outside off by a wide ball trying to cut, the keeper can't collect cleanly either

15.1

Ziaur Rahman to Munro, 1 run, mistimes the slower ball on leg into his pad and it dribbles away to leg, Taylor rushes through and Munro beats the keeper easily as Mushfiqur ran around to collect

15.2

Ziaur Rahman to Taylor, no run, nips back in and inside edged into his pad flap; Mushfiqur pulls it out of the flap. The ball is deemed dead once it lodges in the batsman's equipment

15.3

Ziaur Rahman to Taylor, 1 run, cut to third man

15.4

Ziaur Rahman to Munro, 2 runs, brings up another quickfire half-century with a heave into the gaps on the leg side

15.5

Ziaur Rahman to Munro, 1 run, mistimes a pull into the leg side

15.6

Ziaur Rahman to Taylor, 1 run, worked down to fine leg in the deep

End of over 16 (8 runs) New Zealand 157/2
LRPL Taylor    22* (21b 2x4)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-8-0
C Munro    51* (27b 2x4 4x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-35-0

16.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor waits deep in his crease for Al-Amin, replacing Mashrafe, and slugs it over the bowler's head to the fence

16.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Taylor, 1 run, top edges a cross batted slog down to third man

16.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, FOUR, well struck cover drive to a full toss outside off and the long-off running around can't catch up with it

16.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, 1 run, rolls the fingers on a back of a length delivery and Munro struggles to force this down to long-off

16.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Taylor, 1 run, through the pull early as a slower ball hits the toe of the bat and rolls into the third man area

16.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, 1 run, short outside off but again the fingers rolled mean it doesn't come on, reaches to chop it from head height to third man

End of over 17 (12 runs) New Zealand 169/2
C Munro    57* (30b 3x4 4x6)      Al-Amin Hossain    3-0-25-0
LRPL Taylor    28* (24b 3x4)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-8-0

17.1

Ziaur Rahman to Munro, SIX, Munro stands tall and delivers by planting his front foot and blasting the ball back over the bowler's head nonchalantly

17.2

Ziaur Rahman to Munro, 1 run, full toss is slapped in the vicinity of a diving cover fielder

17.3

Ziaur Rahman to Taylor, OUT, full toss outside off which Taylor top edges high in the air as he tries to slog, Naeem settles under it at cover

LRPL Taylor c Naeem Islam b Ziaur Rahman 28 (49m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 112.00

17.4

Ziaur Rahman to Munro, 1 run, smashed to cover and he sets off but had given up making his ground as the throw sails wide of the non-striker's stumps

17.5

Ziaur Rahman to Anderson, FOUR, thick inside edge to a ball outside off goes through the keeper's legs, feet were rooted to the crease there as he threw the hands at it

17.6

Ziaur Rahman to Anderson, SIX, this time he moves his feet and hands nicely in sync as he launches a full ball outside off over the rope at long-on, simply muscled over

End of over 18 (18 runs) New Zealand 187/3
CJ Anderson    10* (2b 1x4 1x6)      Ziaur Rahman    2-0-26-1
C Munro    65* (33b 3x4 5x6)      Al-Amin Hossain    3-0-25-0

18.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Munro, 1 run, shortish on leg and pulled out to deep square

18.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Anderson, 1 run, firmly smacked down to long-off

18.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Munro, 1 run, gives himself room to carve a full ball outside off into the covers

18.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Anderson, SIX, the fielders crane their necks towards the stands as Anderson opens up and smears a slower ball on off well over the rope at wide long-on, didn't appear to have struck that out of the middle either

18.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Anderson, 1 run, full toss at waist height is slammed down to long-off

18.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Munro, 1 run, full toss as he charges down and skews it to long-off

End of over 19 (11 runs) New Zealand 198/3
C Munro    68* (36b 3x4 5x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-46-0
CJ Anderson    18* (5b 1x4 2x6)      Ziaur Rahman    2-0-26-1

19.1

Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, 1 run, full outside off and drives to cover

19.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Anderson, 1 wide, banged in short down leg and beats the attempted pull but unfortunately for the bowler, he conceds the extra run and has to rebowl the delivery

19.2

Al-Amin Hossain to Anderson, OUT, full outside off and tailing in, tries to carve into the covers and inside edged onto leg stump

CJ Anderson b Al-Amin Hossain 18 (8m 6b 1x4 2x6) SR: 300.00

This is now the highest total in T20Is at this ground

19.3

Al-Amin Hossain to Ronchi, no run, chops a slower ball with the bottom edge to the keeper

19.4

Al-Amin Hossain to Ronchi, OUT, slower ball completely deceives the batsman who tries to check his drive but is already through the shot and skies it up in the air for the bowler to take the catch on the pitch, excellent over from Al-Amin so far with just two conceded

L Ronchi c & b Al-Amin Hossain 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.5

Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, 2 runs, digs out a yorker into the covers, ball is flung at the non-striker's end and an overthrow results

19.6

Al-Amin Hossain to Munro, 2 runs, fullish outside off and digs it out to mid-off who fumbles to allow Munro to collect a second

An excellent last over from Al-Amin Hossain couldn't make up for the tap his fellow bowlers received as New Zealand's batsmen appeared to take their frustrations out in the middle today - Anton Devcich kicked off proceedings with a quickfire fifty which was expertly backed up Colin Munro whose inventiveness again caught the hosts on the hop. Join us shortly to see if the home side can chase down this tall total as they did in the last ODI or if the visitors will finally press home a position of advantage and convert it into victory. Meanwhile this comment from Loki is one worth pondering over: "Cricket is so much muscle these days! We will have height,weight and biceps next to SR and averages."

End of over 20 (6 runs) New Zealand 204/5
C Munro    73* (39b 3x4 5x6)      Al-Amin Hossain    4-0-31-2
NL McCullum    0* (0b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-46-0
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Nov 6, 2013

Kyle Mills receives the T20I trophy from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh v New Zealand, only T20I, Mirpur, November 6, 2013

Kyle Mills receives the T20I trophy from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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Nov 6, 2013

Mushfiqur Rahim receives the ODI trophy from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh v New Zealand, only T20I, Mirpur, November 6, 2013

Mushfiqur Rahim receives the ODI trophy from Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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