Highlights: New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs in 3rd T20


Rookie Finn Allen made 71 from 29 balls as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs on Thursday in the third Twenty20 cricket worldwide, decreased by rain to 10 overs a facet.

Allen, who solely two matches in the past made a golden duck on debut, raced to a half century from 18 balls — the second-fastest by a New Zealander in T20 internationals — as New Zealand made 141-4 after being despatched in.

Bangladesh didn’t significantly problem and was bowled out for 76 in 9.3 overs.

Leg-spinner Todd Astle, enjoying solely his fourth T20 worldwide for New Zealand since 2016 and his first in virtually 18 months, took 4-13 from the 2 overs he was allowed. In the decreased match, bowlers have been permitted two overs every and the facility performs have been solely three overs.

Rain delayed the beginning till after 9 p.m., leaving simply sufficient time to cram in a 20-overs match. In its restricted kind, Thursday’s match got here all the way down to pure energy hitting, which is New Zealand’s forte.

Allen placed on 85 in a gap stand of simply 5.4 overs with (*65*) Guptill, who made 44 from 19 balls. There have been later contributions of 14 from six balls from Glenn Phillips and 11 from six balls from Daryl Mitchell.


“It was good fun,” Allen stated. “We wanted to give ourselves a bit of a chance at the start and then take it from there. I just tried to look at it as another game of cricket, stick to my processes and keep watching the ball, trying to hit it hard as I’ve tried to do all season.”

Allen’s partnership with Guptill set the tone for the New Zealand innings. Guptill confronted the entire first two overs making 23 runs. Allen then hit three fours and a six in the third over to take New Zealand to 43-0 on the finish of the facility play.

New Zealand was 69-0 after 5 overs. Guptill hit two sixes and a 4 from the primary three balls of the sixth over earlier than falling to Mahedi Hasan.

Allen’s 50 got here in the seventh over with eight fours and and two sixes and New Zealand’s 100 adopted from 6.5 overs.

Phillips and Mitchell saved up the tempo earlier than Allen was out in the ultimate over.

Tim Southee dismissed Soumya Sarkar (10) and Liton Das (0) with the final two balls of the primary over, growing the stress on Bangladesh, which wanted to attain at greater than 14 runs per over.

Astle then eliminated Mohammad Naim (19) and Najmul Hossain Shanto in the fourth over and Afif Hossain and Mahedi Hasan in the sixth over because the Bangladesh innings fell aside.

Southee missed his hat trick however completed with 3-15 and the speedsters Adam Milne and Lockie Ferguson, working in tandem for the primary time, every took a wicket. Phillips once more made a precious contribution together with his off-spin.

“We’re not playing good cricket in batting and fielding,” stated Das, the Bangladesh captain. “We bowled well every game. In the sub-continent we are a good team, but on a bouncy wicket we are a little on the back foot.”

New Zealand had already clinched the three-match collection by successful the primary match by 66 runs and the second 28 runs.

New Zealand has now received all seven of its house collection this summer season, encompassing T20 collection in opposition to the West Indies, Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh, a one-series in opposition to Bangladesh and check collection in opposition to Pakistan and the West Indies.

In complete, New Zealand received 17 matches and misplaced three. It’s 2-0 check collection wins over Pakistan and the West Indies propelled it into the World Test Championship ultimate in June in opposition to India at Somerset.

New Zealand additionally elevated its successful streak at house in opposition to Bangladesh to 31-0 throughout all three codecs.


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