New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Glenn Phillips stars as hosts seal T20I sequence with 28-run win

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Glenn Phillips stars as hosts seal T20I sequence with 28-run win

The consequence means the Black Caps have received all seven of their residence sequence this season, an unbroken run of success on New Zealand soil that extends to 9 if outcomes in opposition to India final yr are included.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Glenn Phillips stars as hosts seal T20I series with 28-run win

Glenn Phillips performs a shot throughout the second Twenty20 cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Napier. AFP

New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by 28 runs in a rain-affected second Twenty20 Worldwide in Napier Tuesday to safe the three-match sequence and full a house sweep in opposition to all comers.

New Zealand made 173 for 5 off 17.5 overs after dropping the toss and batting, earlier than the climate ended their innings prematurely.

In consequence, Bangladesh’s run chase was set at 170 from 16 overs underneath the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern formulation.

There have been weird scenes as Bangladesh started their innings with out a clear goal being set, then officers halted play after 1.5 overs whereas they labored out the sums.

“I’ve skilled a couple of issues in cricket and this isn’t one among them,” New Zealand veteran Ross Taylor mentioned on commentary.

The vacationers made 142 for seven earlier than the required run fee proved an excessive amount of and their innings petered out.

“Within the final 5 or 6 overs we did not end nicely sufficient,” Bangladesh skipper Mahmadullah mentioned.

“There have been a couple of possibilities that we wanted to capitalise on then we would have gotten away.”

Bangladesh could have a ultimate likelihood to notch their first-ever win in New Zealand on Thursday in Auckland.

The consequence means the Black Caps have received all seven of their residence sequence this season, an unbroken run of success on New Zealand soil that extends to 9 if outcomes in opposition to India final yr are included.

It consists of wins over the West Indies, Pakistan and India in Assessments, Bangladesh and India in one-dayers and the West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh in T20s.

“It has been an excellent summer season to be a part of so it would be good to complete it on the suitable be aware,” mentioned stand-in captain Tim Southee, who took the skipper’s armband after Kane Williamson sat out the sequence.

Mahmadullah mentioned earlier than the match that he was cautious of “flying Kiwis” and openers Martin Guptill and Finn Allen proved him proper, slogging 36 off the primary 4 overs.

However the Black caps had been wanting shaky at 55 for 3 earlier than Glenn Phillips smashed an unbeaten 58 off 31 balls.

In reply, Bangladesh misplaced Liton Das early however allrounder Soumya Sarkar went on the assault, notching a half-century off 25 balls earlier than falling on 51.

Phillips’ part-time spin then slowed the run fee and was rewarded with the wicket of Mohammad Naim for 38, leaving Bangladesh struggling for runs.

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