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Munro belts New Zealand to T20 series win over Bangladesh

 Agencies |  2017-01-07 22:21:51.0  |  Mount Maunganui (New Zealand)

Munro belts New Zealand to T20 series win over Bangladesh

Colin Munro produced a masterclass of controlled aggression to smash 101 off 54 balls as New Zealand coasted to a 47-run win in the second Twenty20 against Bangladesh on Friday.

The comprehensive victory at Mount Maunganui gave New Zealand an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, and follows their 3-0 sweep of the 50-over matches.

With Munro in sublime form, hitting seven sixes and as many fours in his whirlwind innings, New Zealand posted a daunting 195-7. Bangladesh in reply were all out for 148 in the 19th over.

The visitors were well placed at 104/3 in the 11th over of their reply but once Soumya Sarkar (39) and Sabbir Rahman (48) were dismissed, the momentum was sucked out of their run chase and they were bowled out for 148 in 18.1 overs.

Bangladesh, needing to win to keep the series alive, won the toss and opted to bowl first on a ground where the side batting second has traditionally won.

The third and final match in the series is again at Bay Oval on Sunday, to be followed by Tests in Wellington and Christchurch.

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