result
1st T20I (N), Napier, Jan 3 2017, Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
(18/20 ov, target 142)143/4
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
player of the match
Kane Williamson
New Zealand
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Williamson, Ferguson thump Bangladesh

Lockie Ferguson took two wickets off his first two balls in T20Is and helped restrict Bangladesh to 141. Williamson took over thereafter to seal a six-wicket win

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh141/8(20 overs)
New Zealand143/4(18 overs)
end of over 1813 runs
NZ: 143/4CRR: 7.94 
Colin de Grandhomme41 (22)
Kane Williamson73 (55)
Rubel Hossain4-0-43-1
Mustafizur Rahman4-0-21-1

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.

That is all we have for you from this game. Thanks for reading. Until next time, goodbye and good night

17.6
6
Rubel to Grandhomme, SIX runs

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

17.5
4
Rubel to Grandhomme, FOUR runs

bang. Full on off, too full, lofted with authority over the bowler's head. The flame-throwers burst off

17.4
Rubel to Grandhomme, no run

too full on off, drills a drive and finds mid-off

17.3
1
Rubel to Williamson, 1 run

near yorker on off, whipped to long-on

17.2
1
Rubel to Grandhomme, 1 run

pretty full on off. Clipped away to long-on

17.1
1
Rubel to Williamson, 1 run

slightly short and outside off, late-cut down to third man

end of over 175 runs
NZ: 130/4CRR: 7.64 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Kane Williamson71 (53)
Colin de Grandhomme30 (18)
Mustafizur Rahman4-0-21-1
Soumya Sarkar1-0-17-0
16.6
1
Mustafizur to Williamson, 1 run

full on off, clipped to mid-on. Williamson and de Grandhomme see off Mustafizur

16.5
1
Mustafizur to Grandhomme, 1 run

tucked to midwicket on the back foot

16.4
1
Mustafizur to Williamson, 1 run

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"

16.3
1
Mustafizur to Grandhomme, 1 run

down the track, meets a very full ball and drags it to wide long-on off the inside half of the bat

16.2
1
Mustafizur to Williamson, 1 run

back of a length, picked off the pads to deep square leg on the back foot

16.1
Mustafizur to Williamson, no run

full on off, opens the face and drives towards point

end of over 1617 runs
NZ: 125/4CRR: 7.81 • RRR: 4.25 • Need 17 from 24b
Colin de Grandhomme28 (16)
Kane Williamson68 (49)
Soumya Sarkar1-0-17-0
Rubel Hossain3-0-30-1
15.6
4
Soumya to Grandhomme, FOUR runs

De Grandhomme steps out, takes a full-toss and drives, nay smashes it through the covers

15.5
4
Soumya to Grandhomme, FOUR runs

wide yorker, squeezed out to the third-man fence for a four

15.4
1
Soumya to Williamson, 1 run
15.3
6
Soumya to Williamson, SIX runs

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

15.2
1
Soumya to Grandhomme, 1 run

wide yorker, opens the face and squirts the ball fine of diving short third man

15.1
1
Soumya to Williamson, 1 run

Nara: "Black caps are cantering towards the target now... Should finish off with an over to spare at the minimum."

end of over 1515 runs
NZ: 108/4CRR: 7.20 • RRR: 6.80 • Need 34 from 30b
Colin de Grandhomme19 (13)
Kane Williamson60 (46)
Rubel Hossain3-0-30-1
Shakib Al Hasan4-0-30-1
14.6
Rubel to Grandhomme, no run

off-stump yorker, dug out to cover

14.5
1
Rubel to Williamson, 1 run

shortish and outside off, stylishly late-cut to third man

Best performances - batsmen
Kane Williamson portrait
KS Williamson
73 runs (55)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control98%
Productive shot
flick
22 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
8311139929
Mahmudullah
Mahmudullah
52 runs (47)
3 fours
3 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
1 four
1 six
11031012178
Best performances - bowlers
Lockie Ferguson portrait
LH Ferguson
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
3
ECO
8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Ben Wheeler portrait
BM Wheeler
O
4
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
McLean Park, Napier
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh tour of New Zealand
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 574
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10
Match days03 January 2017 - night match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Ben Wheeler
Ben Wheeler
Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson
Tom Bruce
Tom Bruce
Umpires
New Zealand Image
Shaun Haig
New Zealand Image
Wayne Knights
TV Umpire
New Zealand Image
Chris Brown
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Tony Gillies
Match Referee
England Image
Chris Broad