Result
28th Match, Kolkata, Mar 26 2016, Super 10 Group 2 (D/N), World T20
145/8
(15.4/20 ov, target 146)
70
New Zealand won by 75 runs
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
New Zealand145/8(20 overs)
Bangladesh70(15.4 overs)

6.20 pm What a compelling performance from New Zealand. They had played their first three Super 10s matches at three different venues and had read all those conditions perfectly. They came to Kolkata and did it again, to go into the semi-finals with a clean sheet. Nothing captured New Zealand's assessment of what a good score on this pitch was better than Colin Munro shelving his attacking game and plodding along.

Kane Williamson is the Player of the Match for his 42 off 32 balls, which on this surface was gold. "It was pretty tough, it spun and kept low, batting in the first six was nice but it got a lot tougher," he says. "I think it was a good batting effort all around. Guys came in and played good cameos. It's very tough, going into each game it's important to read the wicket and opposition as best you can and pick the best team accordingly."

So New Zealand go into the semis with four wins, and Bangladesh go home with four defeats. It's been a gut wrenching campaign for them. First they lost Taskin and Sunny to bans for illegal actions, and then that defeat to India ...

Mashrafe Mortaza: "It was very tough but we can take some positives, like Mustafizur's five-for today. He is very difficult to gauge and our batters also struggle in the nets. Hopefully he will go on for at least ten more years."

Williamson: "Mustafizur is brilliant, especially on these wickets, his very good slower ball is responsive on such wickets and he bowled very well today. ... We have done a lot of travel but the boys have been great and have embraced the schedule and the pitches ... We knew today was going to be a scrap and it was ... The bowling was clinical again."

That brings us to the end of the commentary for this game. Thank you for all your emails, and thank you for reading. Cheers.

15.4
w
Sodhi to Al-Amin Hossain, OUT
bowled him! That's the tenth batsman bowled today and New Zealand have crushed Bangladesh by 75 runs! Sodhi spun the googly past Al-Amin's swipe to end it
Al-Amin Hossain b Sodhi 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
15.3
1
Sodhi to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run
slaps the shorter ball to deep cover for a single
15.2
4
Sodhi to Shuvagata Hom, FOUR runs
steps out of his crease and drills the ball along the ground to the cover boundary
15.1
Sodhi to Shuvagata Hom, no run
played off the back foot towards point
end of over 157 runs • 2 wicket
BDESH: 65/9CRR: 4.33 • RRR: 16.20 • Need 81 from 30b
Al-Amin Hossain0 (1)
Shuvagata Hom11 (14)
Grant Elliott4-0-12-3
Ish Sodhi3-0-16-2
14.6
Elliott to Al-Amin Hossain, no run
good length on middle and off, defended on the off side
14.5
w
Elliott to Mustafizur Rahman, OUT
six and out! The Fizz nicks one through to Ronchi, who was standing up to the stumps. It was another slow ball outside off and he poked at it
Mustafizur Rahman c †Ronchi b Elliott 6 (1m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200.00
14.4
6
Elliott to Mustafizur Rahman, SIX runs
The Fizz has fizz in his batting too! Gets on the front foot and hammers the slow one far over long on, great strike
14.3
Elliott to Mustafizur Rahman, no run
moves back and defends on the leg side

The Fizz is the new batsman.

14.2
w
Elliott to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT
lbw! Elliott's super slow balls have struck again. Wicket to wicket line and Mashrafe missed while trying to play towards the leg side. Was that going down leg though? I'll have to see replays. It is missing leg, by a long way. It was the offcutter from Elliott.
Mashrafe Mortaza lbw b Elliott 3 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00
14.1
1
Elliott to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run
played off the pads through square leg for a single
end of over 148 runs
BDESH: 58/7CRR: 4.14 • RRR: 14.66 • Need 88 from 36b
Shuvagata Hom10 (13)
Mashrafe Mortaza3 (4)
Ish Sodhi3-0-16-2
Grant Elliott3-0-5-1
13.6
1
Sodhi to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run
driven through the covers for a single
13.5
4
Sodhi to Shuvagata Hom, FOUR runs
has Ronchi missed the catch and the stumping?! After all those legbreaks, Sodhi slips in the googly, the batsman had charged and swung and got a thin inside edge that took the ball past Ronchi's gloves. A tough chance
13.4
1
Sodhi to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
a full toss, hit to long on for a single
13.3
Sodhi to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
another legbreak, shorter length outside off, played with the turn into the covers
13.2
1
Sodhi to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run
shorter legbreak outside off again, the batsman goes back and hits it in front of point
13.1
1
Sodhi to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
the legbreak is a long hop and the batsman pulls flat and hard but can't beat Nicholls on the square leg boundary
end of over 132 runs
BDESH: 50/7CRR: 3.84 • RRR: 13.71 • Need 96 from 42b
Shuvagata Hom4 (10)
Mashrafe Mortaza1 (1)
Grant Elliott3-0-5-1
Ish Sodhi2-0-8-2
12.6
Elliott to Shuvagata Hom, no run
turned off the pads but to the man at short fine leg
12.5
Elliott to Shuvagata Hom, no run
good length on off stump and very, very slow. The batsman stays in his crease and blocks
Best performances - batsmen
KS Williamson
42 runs (32)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
208018077
C Munro
35 runs (33)
1 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
on drive
15 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Mustafizur Rahman
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
5
Eco
5.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
GD Elliott
O
4
M
0
R
12
W
3
Eco
3.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossNew Zealand , elected to bat first
SeriesWorld T20 2016
Player Of The Match
Kane Williamson
Match numberT20I no. 550
Season2015/16
Hours of play (local time)15:00 start First Session 15.00-16.25, Interval 16.25-16.45, Second Session 16.45-18.10
Match days26 March 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Henry Nicholls
Umpires
Johan Cloete
Michael Gough
TV Umpire
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
Vineet Kulkarni
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
PointsNew Zealand 2, Bangladesh 0