New Zealand presented a whitewash to Bangladesh in the T20 series winning all the three matches. Corey Anderson, one of the fastest scorer of the team, notched the second half century of the series pairing with Kane Williamson to pull on the final victory. The players brought 124 together, which was the highest partnership of the series followed by that of the strike from Colin Munro and Tom Bruce in the second match. New Zealand faced an early wobble losing 3 wickets for 41 runs only in 6.1 overs, but Anderson and Williamson took the final score to 194 for 4. In the stretch, Anderson scored 94 off 41 setting a record of the most sixes in the format from his team.
The momentum breakthrough in the inning was in the fourth over. Williamson slammed Shakib for consecutive boundaries in the over. Before the strike, Rubel Hossain and Colin Munro were dismissed in a gap of five balls. Bangladesh attacked again taking down Bruce in the first ball of the sixth over. After the wicket, the momentum was dim and between the seventh and tenth over, the bowlers dominated. In the stretch, New Zealand could scratch out only 14 runs.
Corey Anderson started his campaign attacking Mashrafe Mortaza for 17 runs off just four balls. In the next strike, he plundered Soumya Sarkar for three back to back sixes. With the knock, he reached the half century in 27 balls. Anderson's sixes continued till the last over of the inning. He smashed 10 sixes in the inning to hold the record of most sixes by a New Zealand batsman in the format. He broke the previous record of Brandon McCullum, who knocked 8 sixes against Australia back in 2010. In the last over from Taskin Ahmed, Anderson delivered two sixes ending the inning with the decent figures.
The chase was challenging for Bangladesh. Two of its players, Imrul Kayes and Mashrafe were injured retiring back to dressing room. Kayes tripped over the ads board while trying to catch and Mashrafe injured his right hand while stopping a straight drive. Bangladesh started the chase with a partnership of 44 runs. But, it was only till the wobble started in the team being attacked by New Zealand bowlers.
In six overs, the team was 69 for 1, but the momentum was slackened soon. Sarkar was caught by Ish Sodhi. Sabbir Rahman was bowled with Williamson, followed by Sodhi again, striking back Mahmudullah. There was a feeble push from Shakib and Nurul Hasan in the concluding overs, but it was too late. The visitors chased down the score to 167 of 6 wickets as the inning concluded. New Zealand won all the three matches in the series.
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