New Zealand: 195/7 in 20 overs (Colin Munro 101, Tom Bruce 59*, Rubel Hossain 3/37)
Bangladesh: 148/10 in 18.1 overs (Sabbir Rahman 48, Soumya Sarker 39, Ish Sodhi 3/36)
New Zealand won the match by 47 runs
Disappointment for Bangladesh cricket is being continued in New Zealand as they have lost the second T20I match in Mount Maunganui today and lost the series as well.
Things were started nicely for Bangladesh as Mashrafe took wicket on the very first ball of the day. Shakib and Mosaddek also struck quite early to force Kiwis in a danger position. But Munro had completely different plan and he hit the ball all around the ground with his unorthodox baseball action. His brilliant century of 101 runs and Tom Bruce’s eligible innings of 59 runs put New Zealand on the apogee of 195 runs. Rubel Hossain struck thrice and has become the most successful bowler of Bangladesh but his attempts were too late to restrict Kiwis within a manageable margin.
Mashrafe won the toss today and decided to bowl first. His decision was proven right till the beginning of destruction led by Munro. Munro hit 7 fours and 7 sixes and smashed the ball with immense power. He took 26 runs from Mahmudullah’s over but every other bowler also felt the hit of his rage. Bruce accompanied him nicely as well and together they put a solid 123 runs partnership in just 67 balls.
Bangladesh stumbled early in their innings as Imrul got out without scoring any. But Bangladesh were on the move riding on the partnership of Sabbir and Soumya who put 68 runs on the board together. Soumya was teeming with confidence to pass over his bad patch and scored a good innings of 39 runs in just 26 balls. Sabbir was also fantastic and scored 48 runs. But due their departure in a very short time, Bangladesh collapsed momentarily and failed to put any resistance in front of Kiwi bowlers. Bangladesh got all out by 148 runs and lost the match by 47. Ish Sodhi clinched 3 wickets to become the best bowler of New Zealand.
The last game of the series will be held on the same venue on 8th January.