Allen, Latham shine as New Zealand secures consolation win over Bangladesh

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.

Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary

Skipper Tom Latham’s unbeaten 50 and a 24-ball 41 by opener Finn Allen guided New Zealand to 161-5, a total the visiting side defended by restricting Bangladesh to 134-8.

Bangladesh umpire Nadir Shah passes away


Afif Hossain hit an unbeaten 49, but Bangladesh faltered in its chase, with Patel returning figures of 2-21 with his left-arm spin.

The host won the five-match series 3-2.

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