Mitchell Santner, the captain of New Zealand, took four wickets in the third and final Twenty20 international on Sunday. However, it was rained out. New Zealand won final T20 against Bangladesh to tie the series 1-1. The hosts beat Bangladesh by 17 runs using the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern (DLS) method, which tied the series.
New Zealand won final T20 against Bangladesh to tie series 1-1
After winning the toss, Santner chose to bowl and took 4-16 to help bowl out Bangladesh for a mere 110 at Mount Maunganui. This made it very hard for the visitors to win their first series in New Zealand of any kind.
After Mahedi Hasan and Shoriful Islam hit them at the right time, New Zealand fell to 49-5. But Santner (18 not out) and Jimmy Neesham (28 not out) kept their cool. As, it was to get them to within 16 runs of winning when heavy rain stopped play. So, that’s when the game was called off because New Zealand was ahead of the DLS par score of 78.
Bangladesh won the first game of the series by five wickets in Napier on Wednesday. It was their first T20 win in New Zealand, four days after beating the hosts in the last game of a three-game one-day international series that they lost 2-1.
The second T20 got rained out, so there was no game. Both teams were getting ready for the T20 World Cup. It will be held in the West Indies and the US in June of next year.