Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Swept in the T20s, swept in the ODIs and swept in the Tests. Bangladesh have been outplayed by a better team. The limited-overs series were more one-sided, but Bangladesh did have their share of moments in both the Tests. It came down to them not being able to capitalise on them. Bangladesh had positives to take from the series - their batting in the first innings in Wellington and Shakib Al Hasan's double-century immediately come to mind. But they also walk away from this series seeking many answers. As for New Zealand, after being wiped out 3-0 in their previous international assignment - the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy - this will be a day to rejoice, before they look ahead to the return series with Australia scheduled to visit them later this month.

That's it from us for this game then. We hope you enjoyed our coverage; we certainly enjoyed bringing this match to you. Thank you for joining us, and goodbye until next time.

Kane Williamson Whether it is T20 cricket, Test cricket or one-day cricket, they put us under a lot of pressure. Today was probably our best day of cricket throughout the series which gave us the upper hand. Lot of credit to the way the bowlers bowled throughout the series. I think we were quite patient. We were expecting the wicket to do much more. The boys were hitting the wicket hard and I think when we do that, it's fine. I think today we certainly showed control, the boys executed their plans well. As everyone knows, in cricket, you have great days and some other days but at the moment, they (Trent Boult and Tim Southee) are two world-class bowlers making a contribution. They are getting back to swing the ball and they are working very hard, as is every other playing, they are all trying to make a difference to the side. Change of personnel now. A great two-and-a-half weeks with the Test side, now we are looking forward to the ODIs.

Tamim Iqbal: We had our moments but we lost them in the final stages. But very proud of the way they boys played overall. We could have batted much better, especially myself, should have taken a little bit more responsibility and pout up more runs on the board, but that did not happen. We are quite good back home. We have been playing some good ODI and Test cricket. I hope, we've got plenty of Test matches this year and next year. When you see us here next time, we will definitely come out a much better side. I have got no complaints on the bowling front. Two of them were making their debuts and bowled in right areas. I am sure in time they will produce match-winning performances for Bangladesh.

Tim Southee: Feels good, obviously feels good to go back and sit back and enjoy another Test win. To come out and put up the performance we did was very satisfying. It was frustrating having to wait yesterday.. long day.. but it gave us the chance to recharge and come back. I guess as a player I am always looking to get better. It was nice to get a few wickets and contribute to the team's win. It's been a good series, tough series. We will enjoy our success before shifting our focus to white-ball cricket.

Tim Southee is the Man of the Match for his eight wickets in the match.

7.10pm Right then. So we do have a four-day finish. Three days, actually, considering that the third day was entirely wiped out. Bangladesh have only themselves to blame for this defeat. No way this one should have ended this early. They have some serious questions to be answered after that batting display in the second innings. As it is, it's an inexperienced team. That their senior batsmen threw away their wickets did not help matters. Where they should have put their heads down and ground it out, they got out to loose shots, Tamim Iqbal's hook setting the tone for the slide. Presentations with you shortly.

Najmul Hossain Shanto to de Grandhomme, SIX runs, yes, it will. This one is lofted clean over long-on. The move to send de Grandhomme up the order has worked as New Zealand have comfortably won on the fourth day. Seals the game with back-to-back sixes
Najmul Hossain Shanto to de Grandhomme, SIX runs, hammers it over midwicket and the ball goes all the way into the grassbanks. Just four required. Will it get done this over?
Shakib Al Hasan to Latham, FOUR runs, driven past mid on for four
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Latham, FOUR runs,
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Latham, FOUR runs, half-volley outside off, asking to be put away and Latham comes forward and eases into a drive through covers
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Latham, FOUR runs, punch through covers from Latham. Full and right in the slot for Latham who strides forward and pushes this fimrly through the region
Shakib Al Hasan to de Grandhomme, SIX runs, gets down one one knee and slog sweeps this. That was like a boxer's jab, goes with all out power and heaves it over the deep square leg boundary
Shakib Al Hasan to de Grandhomme, SIX runs, down the track, meets it on the full and mows it over midwicket. That was a full and it was some serious power
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Raval, OUT, tries to leave it by lifting his bat but is late in doing so and inadvertently chops it on. Length ball and there is not much room so the bat makes contact with the ball as he lifts it to let the ball go. Was probably caught in two minds there and ended up making a late decision to leave

JA Raval b Kamrul Islam Rabbi 33 (48m 40b 4x4 0x6) SR: 82.50

Amit: "Will there be half an hour extension to finish this match off today, or will they be coming back tomorrow?" That's the umpire's call. If they think the team is in a winning position, they can decide to stick on and continue with it. Entirely up to them.

Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Raval, FOUR runs, short ball, swivels around and pulls to deep backward square leg
Kamrul Islam Rabbi to Latham, FOUR runs, width on offer outside off and it is punched solidly off the backfoot through point. Glorious shot. Stands tall and times it perfectly

Jonno Brady: "I feel sorry for Taskin. His figures do not reflect how well he has bowled his first two test matches. Has bowled with real heart and seems like a nice guy too. Bangladesh can leave this series knowing they have a classy young pace bowler which as a country they are in real need of"

Taskin Ahmed to Latham, SIX runs, short ball, and that's a flat six. Exquisite timing as the pull carries all the way to deep square leg
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Raval, FOUR runs, short ball, enough room and he lays into a pull shot as the ball goes a few bounces over the deep square leg boundary
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Raval, FOUR runs, comes down the track to this full toss and he drives it between cover and extra cover. Wide gap there and he splits it well
Taskin Ahmed to Latham, FOUR runs, short ball, frees his arms and flays it wide of the cordon to the square third man boundary
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Raval, FOUR runs, offers up some width outside off again and Raval rocks back to play a late cut as the ball goes away to the square third man boundary
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Sarkar's first


Previous highest score for Soumya Sarkar in Tests, in 5 inns before this. He made his maiden fifty in this match. Also, he opened for the first time in Tests

Shakib continues


No. of scores of 50 or more for Shakib against New Zealand - the most for him against any team. He averages 68.63 in 14 inns vs NZ.

In-form Nurul


Nurul Hasan's average in his last seven first-class innings, before making his Test debut today. His scores in those 7 inns - 182*, 76, 18, 79*, 52, 22, 103*.

Southee's second


No. of five-wkt hauls in last 3 home Tests for Southee. Prior to this, he did not take any five-for in 24 home Tests after grabbing one on his debut.

Latham in top form


No. of 50+ scores for Latham in the last 7 Tests, including this. No other New Zealand batsman has made more than 4 such scores in these matches.

Taylor's milestone


No. of NZ batsmen to score 6000 or more runs in Tests, including Ross Taylor who got there in this match. Fleming (7172) and McCullum (6453) are the others.

second of the series


No. of fifties for Henry Nicholls in this series, including this inns. Prior to this series, he had made only 2 fifties in 9 Tests and 14 inns.

Shakib strikes


Wickets by Shakib in 2 overs (67th & 69th). He had bowled only 4 overs out of his team's first 66 overs before this spell. This is also his first 3-wkt haul in NZ.

Southee's 200


No. of NZ bowlers to pick up 200 or more Test wickets, including Southee. He is the 2nd fastest for NZ to do it in 56 Tests after Hadlee who got there in 44 Tests.

Southee-Bolt show


Last time NZ's opening bowlers picked up 15 or more wickets in a Test, before this - against WI in Wellington. Southee and Bolt did the damage on that occasion too.