result
5th T20I (D/N), Dhaka, Sep 10 2021, New Zealand tour of Bangladesh
(20 ov, target 162)134/8
New Zealand won by 27 runs
Player Of The Match
50* (37)
tom-latham
Player Of The Series
8 wkts
nasum-ahmed
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• Mohammad Isam

Allen and Latham secure consolation New Zealand victory

Bangladesh had left out several first-choice picks and looked a bit rusty as they lost by 27 runs

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand161/5(20 overs)
Bangladesh134/8(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs
BAN: 134/8CRR: 6.70 
Nasum Ahmed3 (3)
Afif Hossain49 (33)
Jacob Duffy 4-0-25-1
Scott Kuggeleijn 3-0-23-2

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Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh captain: "Would've liked to win today but I think New Zealand batted really well, we didn't chase well but happy to win the series. I think bowlers did quite well, but didn't finish well enough in the end. Spinners bowled really well. Shoriful got two early wickets and gave us the momentum. With the chase, we didn't start well enough. Afif and I tried to build a partnership but their bowlers executed really well. Last three series we've played some good cricket to win all of them, it's a big boost. Hopefully when we get to the World Cup, we'll regroup and start winning games there."

Tom Latham, the New Zealand captain, is the Player of the Match: "Great to finish this leg of the tour on a high. The way we were able to piece it all together was [pleasing]. We put up close to a perfect performance, took all the learnings from the previous games. This was a good surface, platform set by the openers meant we were able to take our tine in the middle and cash in at the back end. We managed to finish well. Our bowlers have been fantastic all series, nice we're able to finish on a high and can hopefully take some momentum into the Pakistan series. Nice to spend time at the crease, haven't played a lot of T20 cricket, to fight it out in these conditions was nice."

Latham will also share the Player of the Series award with Bangladesh left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed.

7.30pm New Zealand would look back at the 2nd T20I as the one that got away. They lost that one by four runs. Had they held their nerve, who knows. That said, this ain't a bad result for a young side on surfaces that have been quite challenging. In fact today's surface was the best one for batting by a country mile, and they showed the way.

Not all's lost for Bangladesh. They've shown how dangerous they can be if conditions spin. It's very likely they'll find a few surfaces that suit them in UAE come the T20 World Cup. Afif Hossain made a good fist of the chase this evening, but he needed someone to back him through, unfortunately they didn't have anyone at the other end.

7.25pm Excellent from New Zealand right through the 40 overs. They got an excellent start upfront with the openers putting together a half-century stand, then the momentum was carried forward by the skipper Latham who made his second fifty of the series to set up an excellent total. With the ball, Ajaz Patel and their pacers stuck to their guns and sustained pressure throughout to nip one in the bud.

19.6
2
Duffy to Nasum, 2 runs

drilled to long-on, they'll come back for the second but that's that. New Zealand win by 27 runs, Bangladesh win the series 3-2.

19.5
Duffy to Nasum, no run

backs away, Duffy sees that and bowls this slower ball outside off, he reaches out to carve it away but is beaten

19.4
1
Duffy to Afif, 1 run

hustled by a short ball that nips in to rap him on the glove as he tries to fend that away, they'll jog through for a single

19.3
2
Duffy to Afif, 2 runs

lovely flick of the wrists, down towards deep backward square

19.2
1
Duffy to Nasum, 1 run

hits the hard length on middle, he mistimes the pull down to long-on

19.1
1
Duffy to Afif, 1 run

helped down to fine leg

end of over 1911 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 127/8CRR: 6.68 RRR: 35.00 • Need 35 from 6b
Afif Hossain45 (30)
Scott Kuggeleijn 3-0-23-2
Jacob Duffy 3-0-18-1
18.6
W
Kuggeleijn to Taskin, OUT

slower, fuller and gone! Looked to whack that across the line and missed it altogether.

Taskin Ahmed b Kuggeleijn 9 (5m 4b 2x4 0x6) SR: 225
18.5
4
Kuggeleijn to Taskin, FOUR runs

goes straight down the ground! Lovely hit to bisect the two fielders.

18.4
1
Kuggeleijn to Afif, 1 run

right into the blockhole, backs away and squeezes this to mid-off

18.3
1
Kuggeleijn to Taskin, 1 run

backs away to hit over the off side, just ends up chipping it one bounce to mid-off for a single

18.2
4
Kuggeleijn to Taskin, FOUR runs

clears his front leg, gets underneath the length and lofts him one bounce to the long-off boundary

18.1
1
Kuggeleijn to Afif, 1 run

slices this attempted pull into the off side, falls in no man's land

end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 116/7CRR: 6.44 RRR: 23.00 • Need 46 from 12b
Afif Hossain43 (28)
Jacob Duffy 3-0-18-1
Ajaz Patel 4-0-21-2
17.6
W
Duffy to Shamim Hossain, OUT

bye bye! This is a slower one, Shamim had already decided to send this to Chottogram before the ball arrived. Went through with the pull, missed it and heard the stumps rattled.

Shamim Hossain b Duffy 2 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40
17.5
Duffy to Shamim Hossain, no run

beaten by an excellent bouncer as he looks to pull

17.4
1
Duffy to Afif, 1 run

tries to belt this up and over, toe-ended to cover

17.3
Duffy to Afif, no run

beaten as he tries to squeeze this wide yorker behind square

17.2
Duffy to Afif, no run

beaten as he walks across to scoop a slower delivery

17.1
1
Duffy to Shamim Hossain, 1 run

angles in a length ball that gives him little room, tucked into the leg side

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 114/6CRR: 6.70 RRR: 16.00 • Need 48 from 18b
Shamim Hossain1 (2)
Afif Hossain42 (25)
Ajaz Patel 4-0-21-2
Scott Kuggeleijn 2-0-12-1
16.6
1
Patel to Shamim Hossain, 1 run

steps out and turns this into the leg side

16.5
Patel to Shamim Hossain, no run

lunges forward and smothers this

Best performances - batters
Tom Latham portrait
TWM Latham NZ
50 runs (37)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
sweep shot
16 runs
0 four
2 sixes
3471611414
Afif Hossain player portrait
Afif Hossain BAN
49 runs (33)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
cover drive
8 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Ajaz Patel portrait
AY Patel NZ
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Scott Kuggeleijn portrait
SC Kuggeleijn NZ
O
3
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
7.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossNew Zealand, elected to bat first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of Bangladesh
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Tom Latham
Tom Latham
Player Of The Series
Nasum Ahmed
Nasum Ahmed
Tom Latham
Tom Latham
Series resultBangladesh won the 5-match series 3-2
Match numberT20I no. 1263
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-17.50, Second Session 17.50-19.20
Match days10 September 2021 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Sharfuddoula
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Tanvir Ahmed
TV Umpire
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Gazi Sohel
Reserve Umpire
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Masudur Rahman
Match Referee
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Neeyamur Rashid
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