5th T20I: Afif Hossain knock in vain as Tom Latham's New Zealand pull one back with 27-run win vs Bangladesh

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 9/11/2021 9:33:06 AM

Dhaka, Sep 10 New Zealand overcame a valiant knock from Afif Hossain to beat Bangladesh by 27 runs in the fifth and final T20 international in Dhaka on Friday to end the series with their second win at the Shere Bangla National stadium. Chasing 162 for victory, Bangladesh were restricted to 134 for 8 in 20 overs with Afif Hossain ending up on 49 not out as he fought a lone battle to keep his team afloat in the chase even as he kept losing batting partners at the other end. Bangladesh however, took the series 3- 2 after winning the first, second and fourth T20Is. Ajaz Patel and Scott Kuggeleijn were the standout bowlers for the Black Caps with both picking 2 wickets each while Jacob Duffy, Cole McConchie, Ben Sears and Rachin Ravindra bagged one each in a complete bowling performance by the visitors. Earlier, New Zealand rode on a superb half-century from captain Tom Latham to post 161 for 5 on the board after electing to bat first. Latham scored his second fifty of the series and second overall in the format to remain not out on 50 off 37 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes while Finn Allen and Henry Nicholls made important contributions of 41 and 20, respectively. "It's great to finish the tour on a high, we're able to place all the pieces together after coming close in the first four games of the series. "The bowlers have been fantastic all series and again they showed their learnings from the previous games, hopefully, we'll take some positives going into the Pakistan.


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