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New Zealand 173/5 (17.5 ov)
Bangladesh 142/7 (16 ov)
New Zealand won by 28 runs (DLS method)
Player of the match: Glenn Phillips
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That's all we have for you then from this 2nd T20I at Napier. The third and final game of this series - and the final rubber in this long and enthralling New Zealand summer - will take place at the Eden Park in Auckland on Thursday, the first of April. Do join us for that as New Zealand will be looking to seal a series whitewash, whereas Bangladesh will look to salvage a win before leaving these shores. You've been a very patient audience through this stop-start encounter - thank you so much for tuning in to our coverage of this contest. Do switch tabs and keep yourselves up to date with all the other cricketing action around the globe. For now though, on behalf of my colleague Prashanth Satish, this is Sooryanarayanan Sesha wishing you all a good day. Toodles!
Some contest this - we have extended well overtime but the important thing is we got close to 34 overs of action despite the rain making regular appearances. The game will still be largely remembered for the DLS drama and the fact that the run-chase began without the chasing team aware of the number they were in pursuit of. An action-packed encounter like none other but despite it all, New Zealand proving to be an indomitable force at home yet again and Bangladesh, although showing glimpses of improvement, still well away off the team they would like to be.
Tim Southee (New Zealand Captain): Unusual game because of the rain and Duckworth-Lewis always makes it interesting. We had the guys resting well and we're glad to have another series in the bag. Great to have had a full summer. When the game is shortened the guys can come out and go harder. We weren't aware of the score but we got home in the end. They put us under pressure with the way they played. (On giving Phillips a bowl) You just go with your gut feel and the way Glenn was bowling I had to give it to him. We came back really well towards the end. Felt like we need to get some spin up here and the slower balls started to hold up a bit. The gut feel worked out. (On the next game) Another opportunity to for the boys to represent their country and finish a great summer on a high.
Mahmudullah (Bangladesh Captain): (On the DLS score) There was a bit of confusion as we didn't know what the DLS score was. It wasn't visible on the scoreboard. I think we were on the right track during the first ten overs but we couldn't carry on after that. Naim and Soumya batted really well and gave us the momentum but Sodhi and Phillips bowled very well and they capitalized on that. There were some chances that we took today - Taskin's catch gave us a lot of confidence today. Sometimes you get a good start, sometimes you don't. We need to finish really well. Our top-order hasn't clicked but as a unit we can take some positives from this game and come back strong in the next one.
Glenn Phillips (Player of the Match): For us it was about really trying to hit the ball as hard as we could with the outfield being wet. Daryl's power is just unbelievable. To have a guy at the other end like that is great. The fact that you lose a wicket impacts the DLS score. I think we managed that really well today. There's always a few nerves but I have been preparing to bowl for a really long time. I'm glad that Tim had the faith in me and it was my night tonight. Any scalp is a good scalp, especially in international cricket. It is one of the best feelings in the world. 
And that is that - the Kiwis seal a comprehensive 28-run victory (courtesy DLS) to close out the series with a game to spare. They were in for a scare during their defense but when DLS comes into play after amassing 173 while batting first, it was always going to make life tough for Bangladesh. A fabulous half-century from Glenn Phillips and an electrifying cameo from Daryl Mitchell powered the Kiwis after tight spells from Shoriful Islam and Nasum Ahmed didn't make life easy for the Kiwis. They were on track for a 200+ score until rain had the final say in their batting essay and brought it to an abrupt end.

Post the rain-interval, the Blackcaps Twitter handle stated a target of 148 in 16 overs for Bangladesh under the DLS system. The target though, wasn't officially confirmed by the Match Referee and yet, the run-chase began - only for another stoppage halfway through the second over as the umpires wanted a reconfirmation. Eventually the re-revised target shot up by 22 runs - proving to be very critical going by the end result.

Either way, Bangladesh were largely behind the 8-ball during the Powerplay and the loss of Liton Das made matters worse. It was when Ish Sodhi came on straight after the Powerplay that Soumya Sarkar cut loose. Bangladesh amassed 40 runs across two overs bowled by Sodhi and Adam Milne as they brought the required rate down by a significant amount. Sarkar blazed his way to a 25-ball fifty although he too was tied up by a tight spell comprising the part-time offies of Glenn Phillips.

Sodhi came back well during his remaining two overs and the choke in the flow of runs made that something had to give way. Once Sarkar departed, Bangladesh never gathered steam in their innings as opener Mohammad Naim looked scratchy by the standards of a steep chase. Once he fell to Phillips, wickets kept tumbled, Bangladesh crumbled and New Zealand closed out the contest by a massive 28-run margin (via DLS) although the game was a lot closer than the end result suggests. Skipper Tim Southee and Phillips led the way with the ball, while Adam Milne made a promising comeback into international cricket after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
A bit of confusion in that last over that pretty much sums up this contest - one that had loads of drama in it. But in the end, it is New Zealand who come up trumps by 28 runs. They seal the series 2-0 with a game to spare.
Over: 16 | Summary: 1 6 1 W 1w 1w 2 1 Bowler: Hamish Bennett Score: 142/7
15.6 Hamish Bennett to Mahedi Hasan, full and in the blockhole, Mahedi digs this one out to the fielder at long-on and New Zealand win by 28 runs with the DLS method
15.5 Hamish Bennett to Mahedi Hasan, FALLS SAFE! Full-length ball angling into the pads, Mahedi whips it away into the square-leg region. It falls in the safe region as they take a couple
15.5 Hamish Bennett to Mahedi Hasan, WIDE! Again slips it down the leg side and this is a little wayward from Bennett with two balls to go!
15.5 Hamish Bennett to Mahedi Hasan, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side this time and he will have to bowl that one again
Taskin Ahmed, right-handed bat, comes to the crease.
15.4 Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, OUT! CAUGHT! Southee gets this one right. Length ball and Saifuddin tries to pull this one over mid-wicket, gets a top edge. It falls straight to the fielder at covers 
15.3 Hamish Bennett to Mahedi Hasan, OH MY! Full-length ball outside the off-stump, Mahedi tries to hit this one down the ground, gets hit on the top of the bat but Guptill and Southee make a meal of it as no one goes for that it the end
15.2 Hamish Bennett to Mahedi Hasan, SIX! Goes all the way, short of a length and angling into him. Mahedi gets one hand off the blade but it has the power to go all the way over backward square
15.1 Hamish Bennett to Mohammad Saifuddin, short of a length on stump line and Saifuddin heaves this one away to deep mid-wicket for just a single
Hamish Bennett, right-arm fast medium, is back into the attack.
Bennett to bowl the last over of the game.
The chance review goes wrong but New Zealand will be least perturbed by it. The game is in the bag and the mere formality of completing the final over remains. Tim Southee has had a top outing - returns figures of 2/21 off his 4 overs.
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