New Zealand thrashed Bangladesh by 8 wickets in the third match of the ongoing Tri-nation series at the Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Sunday (October 9).
Bangladesh, thanks to Nurul Hasan Sohan’s stormy 25-run innings, scored 137 runs by losing 8 wickets in 20 overs.
Sohan hit 25 runs off 12 balls with one boundary and two over-boundaries.
Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 33 off 29 on his return but it was not enough for the side, following the dismissal of Liton Das (16) on 53-2 the Tigers lost track and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
Afif Hossain got castled by Trent Boult on 24 off 26, skipper Shakib scored 16 and Yasir gave away his wicket attempting to play a big shot on the mid-wicket.
Boult, Milne, Bracwell and Ish Sodhi bagged two wickets each for the BalckCaps, while Sodhi became the second NZ bowler to take 100 T20I wickets.
In chase, New Zealand scored 142 runs by losing 2 wickets with remaining 13 balls left.
Devon Conway smashed a brilliant innings of 70 runs off 51 balls with 7 boundaries and an over boundary.
Kane Williamson scored 30 runs from 29 balls while Glenn Phillips posted 23 runs off 9 balls with two boundaries and as many over boundaries. Finn Allen scored 16 runs off 18 balls.