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
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.
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bang. Full on off, too full, lofted with authority over the bowler's head. The flame-throwers burst off
too full on off, drills a drive and finds mid-off
near yorker on off, whipped to long-on
pretty full on off. Clipped away to long-on
slightly short and outside off, late-cut down to third man
full on off, clipped to mid-on. Williamson and de Grandhomme see off Mustafizur
tucked to midwicket on the back foot
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"
down the track, meets a very full ball and drags it to wide long-on off the inside half of the bat
back of a length, picked off the pads to deep square leg on the back foot
full on off, opens the face and drives towards point
De Grandhomme steps out, takes a full-toss and drives, nay smashes it through the covers
wide yorker, squeezed out to the third-man fence for a four
full on middle, Williamson backs away outside leg and drives it inside out over Kayes at deep extra cover. Skims over the boundary. Kayes like Sarkar was standing inside the boundary too
wide yorker, opens the face and squirts the ball fine of diving short third man
Nara: "Black caps are cantering towards the target now... Should finish off with an over to spare at the minimum."
off-stump yorker, dug out to cover
shortish and outside off, stylishly late-cut to third man