Commentry

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That is all we have for you from tonight. The series is done and dusted and there is not much time for the visitors to recover before the final T20I which will be a dead rubber. Still, they will hope to win that, or at least do decently and take some momentum into the Tests to follow. Join us on Sunday, 8th January, 2017 at 0730 IST (0200 GMT) for all the action from the third T20I at this very same venue. In the meanwhile, you can catch all the action from the third Australia-Pakistan Test in Sydney. Adios! Take Care!

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Not surprisingly, COLIN MUNRO has been named the MAN OF THE MATCH for his blistering century. He has stood out in the whole game, with just Tom Bruce crossing the 50-run mark after him, comparing batsmen from both sides.

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Another disappointing outing for Bangladesh. Agreed that the target was a very difficult one but then to lose 10 wickets inside 19 overs suggests a lack of planning and approach in their batting. Tamim Iqbal was unlucky, being sold a dummy down the river by Sabbir Rahman but the rest did not step up. Sabbir and Soumya Sarkar thrilled for a while before getting consumed by pressure as well.

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Not a day for the pacers, with Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme going for plenty. But the spinners did really well. The trio of Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi and Kane Williamson picked up 4/66 in just 11 overs. That too, Sodhi went for a few towards the end, else it would have been even more frugal.

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NEW ZEALAND HAVE WON BY 47 RUNS TO TAKE AN UNASSAILABLE 2-0 LEAD IN THE 3-MATCH SERIES. A win which never looked out of question, except for a brief period in the middle, when Soumya Sarkar and Sabbir Rahman were going great guns. Cannot say that the Kiwis bowled really well because half the wickets were earned due to scoreboard-induced pressure on the batsmen.

18.1
W

Ben Wheeler to Rubel Hossain

OUT c Tom Bruce b Ben Wheeler. Bangladesh have been bowled out.

17.6
0

Kane Williamson to Mustafizur Rahman

No run.

17.5
0

Kane Williamson to Mustafizur Rahman

No run.

17.4
0

Kane Williamson to Mustafizur Rahman

No run.

17.3
0

Kane Williamson to Mustafizur Rahman

No run.

17.2
1

Kane Williamson to Rubel Hossain

1 run.

17.1
W

Kane Williamson to Nurul Hasan

OUT c Trent Boult b Kane Williamson. Bangladesh have lost their ninth wicket.

16.6
W

Ish Sodhi to Mashrafe Mortaza

OUT c Trent Boult b Ish Sodhi. Bangladesh have lost their eighth wicket.

16.5
1

Ish Sodhi to Nurul Hasan

1 run.

16.4
1

Ish Sodhi to Mashrafe Mortaza

1 run.

16.3
1

Ish Sodhi to Nurul Hasan

1 run.

16.2
W

Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah

OUT c Colin de Grandhomme b Ish Sodhi. Bangladesh have lost their seventh wicket.

16.1
2

Ish Sodhi to Mahmudullah

2 runs.

15.6
2

Mitchell Santner to Nurul Hasan

2 runs.

15.5
1

Mitchell Santner to Mahmudullah

1 run.

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