3rd T20I, Mount Maunganui, Jan 8 2017, Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
(20 ov, target 195)
New Zealand won by 27 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
BDESH Innings
Full commentary
end of over 207 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 167/6CRR: 8.35 
Nurul Hasan7 (5)
Rubel Hossain1 (1)
Trent Boult4-0-48-2
Mitchell Santner4-0-37-1

That's it from us for this match. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the T20 series. Hope to catch you during the Tests. Four days before the first Test begins, which means Bangladesh have only very limited time to find the answers they seek. Hopefully, we will get to see much a tighter contest. Until then, it's goodbye. Thank you for joining us.

Kane Williamson - Feels good, nice to get the series win. It was good of the boys to show improvement. Compared to the previous game, today we had to work really hard. Corey's knock was outstanding. It wasn't always easy, he had to adjust to the wind. It was nice to be at the other end watching him do it. It was nice to play the anchor's role. Frustrating sometimes, but it's about doing what the team needs. We have had a few injuries and the teams have changed coming into different surfaces. I suppose making a match-winning contribution in both games is not easy but he did well. We are looking forward to the Test series and we expect Bangladesh to come hard at us.

Mashrafe Mortaza - I have to scan first and then see what happens. Obviously, it was difficult. The way they batted was really good. We still put some pressure on them, but they put it away. The Tests are going to be tough; we need to be strong mentally.

Anderson - I think we probably needed a few more runs to make the total a defendable one, and the position we had got into was certainly a good one.

Corey Anderson gets the Man-of-the-Match award for his 94.

6.15pm So 3-0 in the ODIs and it is the same plight for Bangladesh in the T20s too. Blanked in both the short formats and throughly outplayed in every department. Two left-handers have razed them in the last two matches - Munro in the previous game and Corey Anderson this time around. Bangladesh put up a much-better batting performance this time, but 194 proved just too much in the end. They needed more from their bowlers and fielding lapses certainly did not help matters. Bangladesh have several reasons to worry and have a lot of brushing up to do if they want to avoid the same fate in the Tests. For New Zealand, on the other hand, this will be a victory to savour after being wiped out in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy in Australia. We will bring the presentation to you shortly.

Shlok: "Bangladesh has many good stroke-makers like Soumya Sarkar, but no big hitters like Maxwell and Anderson. Hurts them in T20, but they should be a pretty good ODI side."

Boult to Nurul Hasan, 1 run
fuller ball, clipped off the toes to deep fine leg
Boult to Nurul Hasan, FOUR runs
sees some width on offer outside off and waits inside the crease before opening the bat face. Picks the gap between backward point and short third man
Boult to Rubel Hossain, 1 run
full ball, angling in, drilled out to covers and Williamson has all the time to gather the ball and effect a run out as they take off for a single that was never there. Williamson fires at the striker's end but misses
Boult to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT
swipes hard and tries to force this fullish length ball to the leg side. Boult gets a bit of bounce and Shakib sends it sreaight down the throat of Corey Anderson at long-on who takes it reverse-cupped
Shakib Al Hasan c Anderson b Boult 41 (43m 34b 4x4 0x6) SR: 120.58
Boult to Nurul Hasan, 1 run
short of a length ball, angling, nudged away to midwicket
Boult to Nurul Hasan, no run
gets down to ramp but cannot make contact and the keeper tidies up

Boult to bowl the final over, has 34 to defend

end of over 1914 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 160/5CRR: 8.42 • RRR: 35.00
Shakib Al Hasan41 (33)
Nurul Hasan1 (1)
Mitchell Santner4-0-37-1
Ben Wheeler4-0-29-0
Santner to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs
gets low and sweeps behind square as the ball beats the fielder in the deep
Santner to Nurul Hasan, 1 run
dropped Comes down the track and looks to swipe across the line as he wants to slog over the leg side. But Santner gets some turn and Nurul gets a leading edge. Williamson runs to his left from extra cover but cannot hold on to it. Apologises to Santner
Santner to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run
advances down the track to this full toss and pushes it to long-on
Santner to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs
short ball on the stumps, Shakib swivels around and pulls it to deep midwicket
Santner to Mosaddek Hossain, OUT
Mosaddek expects this ball to slide in with the arm and looks to loft it over the leg side. But it is bowled straight and turns further away for him which means he has to really reach out for it. Skews it off the toe end to deep midwicket where the fielder takes it easily
Mosaddek Hossain c de Grandhomme b Santner 12 (13m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 171.42
Santner to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR runs
pitched up outside off, up and over the off side as the ball is carved over extra cover and beats the fielders running back into the boundary

49 off the last two needed.

end of over 1812 runs
BDESH: 146/4CRR: 8.11 • RRR: 24.50
Shakib Al Hasan32 (30)
Mosaddek Hossain8 (5)
Ben Wheeler4-0-29-0
Ish Sodhi4-0-22-2
Wheeler to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs
fuller ball outside off. Mid-off is inside the circle and he hammers it over the fielder there as the ball crosses the boundary on the bounce
Wheeler to Shakib Al Hasan, no run
yorker outside off, jams the bat down but cannot make contact as he tries to squeeze it out
Wheeler to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs
fuller ball, carves it over extra cover. Does not really get hold of that so there is not enough power or momentum for the ball to go all the way to the boundary. The extra cover fielder running back cuts it off
Wheeler to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run
short of a length, tucked off the hips to deep square leg. Calls for two straight away but they have to settle for the single as the fielder at deep midwicket runs across and gets to it fairly early
Wheeler to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR runs
makes room to this short ball and looks to pull it away but gets a top edge that flies over the wicketkeeper and through the third man region
Wheeler to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run
worked down to long-on

walrus: "Really puts into perspective when you realise NZ were only 4 runs in front of BD at this stage."

end of over 179 runs
BDESH: 134/4CRR: 7.88 • RRR: 20.33
Shakib Al Hasan25 (26)
Mosaddek Hossain3 (3)
Ish Sodhi4-0-22-2
Ben Wheeler3-0-17-0
Sodhi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run
comes down the track and looks to cut but chops it hard into the turf and the ball goes over the wicketkeeper
Sodhi to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs
comes down the track and cannot get hold of the lofted stroke down the ground. Long-on comes running in and dives forward but the ball drops short of him. Brilliant effort from Boult, though, as he does not allows the boundary though it dips and drops well short of him
Sodhi to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run
short and down the leg side, swivels around and pulls to short fine leg
Sodhi to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run
cut off the backfoot to sweeper cover
Sodhi to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs
advances down the track and goes inside-out as he lofts this fuller ball over extra cover and the ball goes one-bounce over the fence