Kiwis beat Tigers in 3rd T20 to keep series alive

September 5, 2021

Visitors New Zealand kept the series alive as they beat Bangladesh by 52 runs in their third of the five-match Twenty20 series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.
Tigers already leading the series 2-0 could clinch the series with Sunday’s win but the Black Caps made it 1-2 with two matches to go.
Chasing a moderate total of 129 runs, the hosts were bundled out for 76 in 19.3 overs, their joint second-lowest score in the shortest format of the game.
Mushfiqur Rahim remained not out on 20 off 37 balls.
For the Kiwis, spinner Ajaz Patel bagged a career-best of 4-16 while Cole McConchie chipped in with 3-15.
Earlier in the first innings, Henry Nicholls scored an unbeaten 36 off 29 balls as New Zealand posted 128-5 in the stipulated 20 overs.
Rachin Ravindra and Will Young each scored a run-a-ball 20 after the Kiwis elected to bat first.
In the lower-middle order, Tom Blundell scored a run-ball 30.
For Bangladesh, all-rounder Mohammad Shaifuddin bagged 2-28 while pacer Mustafizur Rahman and spinner Mahedi Hasan ended with one wicket each.

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