Third Twenty20 international At Mount Maunganui, January 8, 2017. New Zealand won by 27 runs. New Zealand 194-4 (20 overs) (K. S. Williamson 60, C. J. Anderson 94*; Rubel Hossain 3-31); ‡Bangladesh 167-6 (20 overs) (Soumya Sarkar 42, Shakib Al Hasan 41). MoM: C. J. Anderson. T20I debut: T. A. Blundell (New Zealand).
Corey Anderson, playing with the freedom of someone hammering tennis balls from the sand to the surf, hit ten sixes in a format best 94* off 41 deliveries, and helped complete the limited-overs whitewash. He put on 124 with Williamson, eclipsing the New Zealand fourth-wicket record set by Munro and Bruce in the previous match. Bangladesh had moments of control, and were 80-1 after eight, but Soumya Sarkar's departure, via a return catch to Ish Sodhi, was a tipping point. Later, Sodhi's googly bamboozled Mahmudullah, which seemed to sow uncertainty in the rest.