The second game of the T20 series between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui saw the hosts continue their winning ways to clinch the series. Colin Munro was the star of the show for New Zealand as he smashed a fantastic ton off 51 balls to help his side post a huge score of 196 runs from their 20 overs.
Bangladesh in reply were never in the hunt as batting order failed to deliver besides Sabbir Rahman and Soumya Sarkar scoring runs for the visitors. In end it was not enough as they conceded their fifth successive defeat on the tour across different formats. New Zealand batted first after Bangladesh opted to field first after winning the toss. The side lost their openers Williamson and Ronchi but Munro had other ideas as he went on the charge from the outset in his innings.
Munro went to shift gears as he pummeled Mosaddek for a couple of sixes in one over while Tom Bruce played a supporting to him at the other end to put pressure on Bangladesh bowlers. The left handed batsmen Colin Munro reached his half century in the 11th over of the innings but then went berserk as he scored next 40 odd runs from just ten balls to move into the nineties. He went onto notch up his hundred in 52 balls which is third quickest for New Zealand in the t20 format.
Munro perished after scoring 101 runs going for big runs in the last over as New Zealand soared to over 196 runs from 20 overs. The visitors were poor in the chase as they lost three wickets for just 36 runs but Sabbir Rahman and Soumya Sarkar entertained momentarily but in the end it was it all went in vain as the side lost the game by 47 runs.
The visitors would be desperate to get a win under their belt before test series begins as New Zealand will be looking to inflict another whitewash on Bangladesh in the t20 format. The last game will also be played at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Sunday.