NZ beat Bangladesh in 5th T20, but Tigers claim trophy

New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 27 runs in the fifth and final Twenty20 of the five-match series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur in Dhaka on Friday (September 10).

However, the Tigers have the series already in the bag, registering the first ever Twenty20 series win by 3-2 over the Kiwis.

In the fifth match, the visitors, thanks to brilliant fifty-run innings of Tom Latham, scored 161 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs.

Opener Finn Allen hit a quick innings of 41 runs off 24 balls with four boundaries and three over-boundaries.

Another Rachin Ravindra scored 17 runs from 12 balls with three boundaries.

Will Young bagged 6 runs from 8 runs with a boundary and Colin de Grandhomme 9 runs off 8 balls with an over-boundary.

Skipper Tom Latham (not out) scored 50 runs from 37 balls with two boundaries and as many over-boundaries.

Henry Nicholls hit 20 runs from 21 balls with two boundaries while Cole McConchie scored 17 runs from 10 balls with three boundaries.

For Bangladesh, Shoriful Islam smashed two wickets while Afif Hossain, Nasum Ahmed and Taskin Ahmed shared a wicket each.

In Chase, the Tigers, thanks to Afif Hossain’s 49-run innings, managed to score 134 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs.

Afif Hossain hit 49 runs off 33 balls with two boundaries and three over-boundaries.

Mohammad Naim and skipper Mahmudullah Riyad scored 23 runs each. Liton Das hit 10 runs off 12 balls with a boundary.

However, none of other batsmen could reach the double digits.

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