New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 27 runs in final T20
New Zealand's cricketers celebrate after the dismissal of Bangladesh's Mohammad Naim during the fifth and final Twenty20 international cricket match between Bangladesh and New Zealand.
Spinner Ajaz Patel took two wickets as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 27 runs for a consolation win in the fifth Twenty20 international in Dhaka on Friday.
Skipper Tom Latham's unbeaten 50 and a 24-ball 41 by opener Finn Allen guided New Zealand to 161-5, a total they defended by restricting Bangladesh to 134-8.
Afif Hossain hit an unbeaten 49 but Bangladesh faltered in their chase with Patel returning figures of 2-21 with his left-arm spin.
The hosts won the five-match series 3-2 after they had taken an unbeatable lead after winning the fourth match.
Bangladesh v New Zealand 5th T20 scoreboard
Scoreboard of the fifth and final Twenty20 international between Bangladesh and New Zealand at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday:
Finn Allen b Shoriful 41
Rachin Ravindra c Rahim b Shoriful 17
Tom Latham not out 50
Will Young c Nurul b Afif 6
Colin de Grandhomme c Shamim b Nasum 9
Henry Nicholls c Nurul b Taskin 20
Cole McConchie not out 17
Extras (lb1) 1
Total (20 overs, 5 wickets) 161
Did not bat: Scott Kuggeleijn, Ajaz Patel, Jacob Duffy, Ben Sears
Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Ravindra), 2-58 (Allen), 3-71 (Young), 4-83 (De Grandhomme), 5-118 (Nicholls)
Bowling: Taskin 4-0-34-1, Nasum 3-0-25-1, Shoriful 4-0-48-2, Mahmudullah 3-0-17-0, Soumya 2-0-14-0, Afif 3-0-18-1, Shamim 1-0-4-0
Bangladesh (target 162)
Mohammad Naim c Latham b Sears 23
Liton Das c Kuggeleijn b Patel 10
Soumya Sarkar c Ravindra b McConchie 4
Mushfiqur Rahim c de Grandhomme b Ravindra 3
Afif Hossain not out 49
Mahmudullah c Allen b Kuggeleijn 23
Nurul Hasan lbw b Patel 4
Shamim Hossain b Duffy 2
Taskin Ahmed b Kuggeleijn 9
Nasum Ahmed not out 3
Extras (w4) 4
Total (20 overs, 8 wickets) 134
Did not bat: Shoriful Islam
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Liton), 2-38 (Soumya), 3-39 (Naim) 4-46 (Rahim), 5-109 (Mahmudullah), 6-113 (Nurul), 7-116 (Shamim), 8-127 (Taskin)
Bowling: Duffy 4-0-25-1, Patel 4-0-21-2, Kuggeleijn 3-0-23-2 (w1), McConchie 3-0-25-1 (w1), Sears 3-0-21-1 (w2), Ravindra 3-0-19-1
Result: New Zealand won by 27 runs
Series Result: Bangladesh won the series 3-2