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Bangladesh vs. New Zealand, Only T20I: Scorecard and Recap from Mirpur

POTCHEFSTROOM, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 25:  Colin Munro of New Zealand bats during the 3rd One Day International match between South Africa and New Zealand at Senwes Park on January 25, 2013 in Potchefstroom, South Africa.  (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorNovember 6, 2013

New Zealand completed their tour of Bangladesh with a 15-run victory in the one-off Twenty20 International in Mirpur.

Replying to the Black Caps’ 204 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, the hosts could only make 189 for nine.

T20 debutant Anton Devcich gave NZ a blistering start with 59 off 31 balls, including 10 fours and a six. When he departed in the 10th over, the hosts had reached 83 for two.

New Zealand 204-5 (20 overs)
BatsmanDismissalRunsBallsMinutes
AP Devcichc Shamsur Rahman b Abdur Razzak593931
HD Rutherfordc Nasir Hossain b Sohag Gazi172929
LRPL Taylorc Naeem Islam b Ziaur Rahman284949
C Munronot out735050
Corey J Anderson b Al-Amin Hossain1888
L Ronchi†c & b Al-Amin Hossain011
NL McCullumnot out030
BowlingOversMaidensRunsWickets
Mashrafe Mortaza40460
Sohag Gazi30301
Al-Amin Hossain40312
Nasir Hossain10160
Mahmudullah40340
Abdur Razzak20191
Ziaur Rahman20261
Cricinfo

The tourists had lost Hamish Rutherford earlier for 17, but Ross Taylor and Colin Munro put on 93 for the third wicket with the latter taking the lead.

The South African born left-hander smashed his highest T20 International score in entertaining fashion.

Bangladesh needed to score at in excess of 10 runs per over but lost three wickets in the opening two overs with Tim Southee removing openers Shamsur Rahman and Ziaur Rahman before Mitchell McClenaghan dismissed Mominul Haque.

Bangladesh 189-9 (20 overs)
BatsmanDismissalRunsBallsMinutes
Shamsur Rahmanc McClenaghan b Southee411
Ziaur Rahman b Southee652
Mominul Haquec Mills b McClenaghan956
Mushfiqur Rahim*†c Taylor b Anderson504646
Naeem Islamc Southee b Mills181729
Nasir Hossainc & b McCullum282810
Mahmudullahc Taylor b Anderson343020
Sohag Gazirun out (McCullum/†Ronchi)242225
Mashrafe Mortazanot out71215
Abdur Razzak b Southee047
Al-Amin Hossainnot out531
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
TG Southee40383
MJ McClenaghan30451
KD Mills40321
NL McCullum20181
AP Devcich30320
Corey J Anderson40212
Cricinfo

Home captain Mushfiqur Rahim steadied the ship with 50 off 29 balls, and when he was removed at the end of the 11th over, Bangladesh were five wickets down and needed 89 from eight overs.

However, the lower order could not get the job done with Corey Anderson following up the wicket of Rahim by removing dangerman Mahmudullah for 34 in the penultimate over.

Bangladesh were 177 for eight and needed 28 from 10 balls with Southee picking up his third wicket in the final over to close out the victory.

It is a bright note for the Kiwis, who suffered a disappointing tour, having drawn both Tests before losing the one-day series 3-0. 

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