Player of the Match
Player of the Match

18 | 13 Runs | NZ: 143/4 | RR: 7.94

  • Colin de Grandhomme41 (22b)
  • Kane Williamson73 (55b)
  • Rubel Hossain4-0-43-1
  • Mustafizur Rahman4-0-21-1

10.10pm New year, new format, but Bangladesh's woes in New Zealand continue. They slump to their fourth successive loss in New Zealand.

Mahmudullah's spunky fifty perked up the visitors to 141, but the bowlers and fielders were not up to the mark. Sarkar and Kayes misjudged what could have been regulation catches at the edge of the boundary. Instead, they veered in (at least 10 yards) and watched the ball sail over them to the boundary.

Kane Williamson led New Zealand's chase with a serene 73 not out - his career-best score in T20 internationals. De Grandhomme then hastened the victory with a flurry of violent blows. Shakib's stunning hokey-pokey catch, though, was the play of the day.

Mashrafe, Bangladesh captain: 15-20 runs short. Mahmudullah batted well, but we could have scored more. We got some early wickets, but Williamson batted really well, and Grandhomme supported him well. We fought well in the last ten overs with the bat, and in the first ten overs with the ball.

Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain and Man of the Match: I suppose it would have nice to do it with more efficiency. We lost some wickets in between, but credit to the bowling attack for setting the tone. The way Colin came out and the partnership at the end was fantastic. Wheeler has done it for CD; great to see him at the international level. Lockie came in and bowled fast. Santner and Colin, the slower bowlers, also showed good signs going into the next one. Good support from the crowd.

That is all we have for you from this game. Thanks for reading. Until next time, goodbye and good night

Rubel Hossain to de Grandhomme, SIX runs, bang bang, de Grandhomme seals the chase with back-to-back boundaries. NZ win with six wickets and two overs to spare. Fractionally short and outside off, de Grandhomme throws his bat at it and scythes the ball over point for a flat six
Rubel Hossain to de Grandhomme, FOUR runs, bang. Full on off, too full, lofted with authority over the bowler's head. The flame-throwers burst off
Rubel Hossain to de Grandhomme, no run, too full on off, drills a drive and finds mid-off
Rubel Hossain to Williamson, 1 run, near yorker on off, whipped to long-on
Rubel Hossain to de Grandhomme, 1 run, pretty full on off. Clipped away to long-on
Rubel Hossain to Williamson, 1 run, slightly short and outside off, late-cut down to third man

17 | 5 Runs | NZ: 130/4 (12 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.64, RRR: 4.00)

  • Kane Williamson71 (53b)
  • Colin de Grandhomme30 (18b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman4-0-21-1
  • Soumya Sarkar1-0-17-0
Mustafizur Rahman to Williamson, 1 run, full on off, clipped to mid-on. Williamson and de Grandhomme see off Mustafizur
Mustafizur Rahman to de Grandhomme, 1 run, tucked to midwicket on the back foot
Mustafizur Rahman to Williamson, 1 run, full and angling away outside off, driven down to long-off

Sid: "Good game awareness by Kane...seeing off the dangerous Fizz initially and then taking risks off the weaker links in the Bang. attack"

Mustafizur Rahman to de Grandhomme, 1 run, down the track, meets a very full ball and drags it to wide long-on off the inside half of the bat
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New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

1st22NT BroomKS Williamson
2nd6C MunroKS Williamson
3rd18CJ AndersonKS Williamson
4th16KS WilliamsonTC Bruce
5th81C de GrandhommeKS Williamson