PV Sports Desk : New Zealand wrapped up a seventh series win of their home summer with a 28-run victory over Bangladesh under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the second Twenty20 in Napier on Tuesday.
A downpour at McLean Park brought a premature end to New Zealand’s innings on 173 for five and Bangladesh were placed in the unusual position of starting their chase without knowing what tally they needed to win.
They were finally apprised of their victory target — 170 runs in 16 overs — in the second over of the innings but fell well short of the tally they needed to keep the three-match series alive with 142-7.
Soumya Sarkar scored a bright 51 off 27 balls and opener Mohammad Naim chipped in with 38 but once their 81-run partnership was broken, the writing was on the wall.
Paceman Adam Milne (2-34) bowled Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain in the space of three deliveries to drive home the advantage and help ensure the Black Caps would win all of their series in all formats over the home summer.