Hello, and welcome to India.com‘s coverage of Bangladesh vs. New Zealand 2nd T20. Hosts New Zealand lead the three-match T20 series 1-0 and will be looking to clinch the series today at Mount Maunganui. Bay Oval hosts the second and penultimate T20I. It will be the second T20I played at the venue. After losing the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, Bangladesh’s woes continued as they were outplayed in the opening T20I. The Tigers will be hoping for a better show today. Stay tuned for Bangladesh vs New Zealand 2nd T20 live score updates. Also Catch- BAN vs NZ 2nd T20 2017 Free Live Cricket Streaming
Kane Williamson led from the front and helped his side take the lead in the series. The Kiwi skipper scored unbeaten 73 as the home side chased down 142 with six wickets and two overs to spare. Colin de Grandhomme provided his captain with a valuable support by scoring 22-ball 41 in an 81-run unbeaten stand for the fifth wicket.
Kiwi bowlers dominated in the first T20I as Bangladesh top-order fell apart. The visiting side was reduced to 30 for four. It was Mahmudullah who took his side to a respectable total of 141. The right-hander scored valuable 52 before being dismissed in the last over. Also Catch- New Zealand vs Bangladesh, Live Score & ball-by-ball updates 2nd T20
Hosts Kiwi will be boosted by the return of pacer Trent Boult who was rested for last final ODI and opening T20I. Neil Broom, who scored just six runs in the opening T20I, has been ruled out of last two T20Is due to a fractured finger and George Worker will take his place in the squad. And he is likely to open the innings with Williamson.
Here is a look at squads:
Bangladesh (From): Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Nurul Hasan(w), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shuvagata Hom, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Subashis Roy.
New Zealand (From): George Worker, Kane Williamson(c), Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Luke Ronchi(w), Mitchell Santner, Ben Wheeler, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi.