Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.6 bowled him! A lovely, slower cutter, pitching on a good length outside off, drawing Nicholls into the front foot cover drive, and then laughing its way through the gap between bat and pad to knock over the off stump. The Fizz has struck, and like he usually does 25/1
    8.6 and this time he is bowled! The Fizz is a special, special bowler. The batsmen know what he is going to do but they still can't play him. Williamson went right across his crease to lap the ball behind square but was beaten by the slower one again. Off stump takes a beating. That ball cut off the pitch as well. 57/2
    14.5 Was that what you meant?! Middle stump has taken a pounding. He cleared his front foot towards leg to make room to free those arms and swung hard, he missed and Al-Amin was bang on target 99/3
    18.2 he's lucky to get away with this one! It was a full toss and I think Taylor swung a bit too early, lofting it towards deep midwicket, Mithun came running in from the boundary to take the catch 127/6
    15.4 played on! Mashrafe's slower ball takes an age to arrive and Anderson read it wrong, he tried to smash it too early and got a thick inside edge on to his stumps. This pitch is not easy to play shots on, not at all easy 100/4
    17.5 that's a super catch! And Elliott's been dismissed by the slower off cutter too. The Fizz pitched fuller and outside leg, and Elliott closed the face of his bat to play the ball on the on-side too early. The leading edge went rather high in the air just beyond the circle at mid-on, and Hom ran back and caught it on the move as it dropped over his head. Judged it perfectly. 122/5
    not out
    19.4 how good is this kid, he's hit the stumps again. Four-for. Santner slogs across the line at a cutter that pitches outside off and homes in on off stump 139/7
    19.5 The Fizz has five! This is simply sensational bowling from someone so young. He is just keeping it simple, not experimenting, and knowing that is good enough to do the job. McCullum slogs across the line at a cutter and gets bowled too 139/8
    not out
    6 (b 4, lb 1, w 1)
    145/8 (20 Overs, RR: 7.25)
    Did not bat: IS Sodhi
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Henry Nicholls, 3.6 ov), 2-57 (Kane Williamson, 8.6 ov), 3-99 (Colin Munro, 14.5 ov), 4-100 (Corey Anderson, 15.4 ov), 5-122 (Grant Elliott, 17.5 ov), 6-127 (Ross Taylor, 18.2 ov), 7-139 (Mitchell Santner, 19.4 ov), 8-139 (Nathan McCullum, 19.5 ov)
    Mashrafe Mortaza302117.0063000
    Shuvagata Hom301605.3351000
    Shakib Al Hasan403308.25123200
    Mustafizur Rahman402255.50111100
    Al-Amin Hossain402726.75122110
    1.6 a direct hit from short third man, Munro has smashed middle stump and is Tamim short? He is short! The batsmen hesitated after Mithun dabbed the ball gently towards short third man because Munro had covered the ground to his right fairly quickly. They went for it though and all Munro had to do was pick up cleanly, take aim, and throw the stumps down at the keeper's end. Easily done. Clinical. 4/1
    5.4 bowled him! McClenaghan goes around the wicket and angles the slower ball towards the right-hander's stumps, Mithun moves forward and outside leg and slogs, trying to hit through the off side. His off stump takes a hit 29/2
    8.5 another one goes! Santner comes running in from long on and tumbles forward to take a well-judged catch. Sabbir was aiming for deep midwicket with his heave across the line but the ball did not come on to the bat and he ended up mis-timing it 38/4
    7.1 caught at wide long on! Shakib's holed out. He cleared his front foot and aimed to hit the ball over the boundary but only got as far as Nathan McCullum running swiftly to his left from long on. Santner makes a comeback after that expensive over. 31/3
    9.6 Bangladesh going down swiftly here, Ronchi's whipped off the bails with Soumya's back foot outside his crease. He lunged forward, down on one knee and tried to sweep, Sodhi ripped the ball past him and his keeper did the rest. That ball did not turn but it bounced quite a bit, almost over the off stump 43/5
    11.6 bowled him! Sodhi spins the googly through the gap between Mahmudullah's bat and pad to hit the stumps. He had come forward to defend, drawn out by the lovely flight. Ninth batsman bowled today. 48/7
    10.4 is that another stumping? Or has he been bowled? What a ripping legcutter from Elliott, he pitched on a good length around middle stump and nipped it off the pitch away from the right-hander, Mushfiqur prodded at it from his crease and was beaten. The bails are off and he's on his way. That ball grazed the outside of off stump before it settled in Ronchi's gloves. Elliott wasn't sure himself what had happened! 44/6
    not out
    14.2 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. 59/8
    14.5 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 65/9
    15.4 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 70/10
    6 (lb 5, w 1)
    70 all out (15.4 Overs, RR: 4.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Tamim Iqbal, 1.6 ov), 2-29 (Mohammad Mithun, 5.4 ov), 3-31 (Shakib Al Hasan, 7.1 ov), 4-38 (Sabbir Rahman, 8.5 ov), 5-43 (Soumya Sarkar, 9.6 ov), 6-44 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 10.4 ov), 7-48 (Mahmudullah, 11.6 ov), 8-59 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 14.2 ov), 9-65 (Mustafizur Rahman, 14.5 ov), 10-70 (Al-Amin Hossain, 15.4 ov)
    NL McCullum20613.0080010
    CJ Anderson20703.5060000
    MJ Santner301615.3392000
    MJ McClenaghan10313.0030000
    GD Elliott401233.00170100
    IS Sodhi3.402135.7272000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number


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 days

26 March 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


New Zealand 2, Bangladesh 0

Match Notes

  • Defeat sums up our World T20 - Hathurusingha

    Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurasingha has said his team's 75-run defeat to New Zealand summed up their World T20 campaign - flashes of brilliant play that never evolved into wholesome performances

  • New Zealand lineup still speaks softly but carries a big stick

    They may not possess the star power of other teams, but that hasn't stopped New Zealand from producing a commanding performance to top Group 2 on the way to the semi-finals of the World T20

  • Sodhi relishes strong partnership with Santner

    Legspinner Ish Sodhi has credited his partnership with left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner in domestic cricket, with Northern Districts, for their success in the World T20

  • Mashrafe calls for focus over emotion

    Mashrafe Mortaza has urged his players to isolate themselves from the emotional outpouring back home following their heart wrenching loss to India, and instead focus on the positives that a win against New Zealand would bring

Lowest ever


Ban's total today - their lowest total in T20Is. Their previous lowest total was also against NZ - 78 in Hamilton in 2010. This is the lowest by any team vs NZ as well.



Previous instances of Bangladesh losing 7 wickets for 50 or fewer runs on the board. They lost their 7th wicket at score of 48 in this match.

Third 5-for vs NZ


No. of five-wicket hauls against New NZ in T20Is - most against any team. Herath (5 for 3) and Gul (5 for 6) took five-fors before Mustafizur's 5 for 22 this match.

Striking Mustafizur


No. of T20Is out of last five, where Mustafizur Rahman has taken at least two wickets, including today.

Without Guptill-Williamson


Ave opening p'ship for NZ in last ten T20Is where Guptill & Williamson were not opening together, including today. Guptill-Williamson average 75.11 in their last ten.

NZ's batting prowess v Ban


Average runs per wicket for NZ in the previous 3 T20Is against Ban, which is the best for a team against another team playing more than one T20I.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Super 10 Group 1
Super 10 Group 2
First Round Group A
First Round Group B