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Mashrafe Mortaza picks Luke Ronchi's wicket © AFP

Colin Munro produced a masterclass of controlled batting to post 101 off 54 balls as New Zealand coasted to a 47-run win in the second Twenty20 (T20I) against Bangladesh on Friday. The comprehensive victory at Mount Maunganui gave New Zealand an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series following their 3-0 sweep of the 50-over matches. With Munro in sublime form, smashing seven sixes and as many fours in his whirlwind innings, New Zealand posted a daunting 195-7.  Bangladesh produced a poor show with the bat and were bowled out for 148 in 18.1 overs, with Ish Sodhi claiming 3 wickets whereas Ben Wheeler and Kane Williamson bagging 2 each. Tamim Iqbal was unlucky, being sold a dummy down the river by Sabbir Rahman but the rest did not step up. Sabbir and Soumya Sarkar thrilled for a while before getting consumed by pressure as well.

Bangladesh, after winning the toss, asked the home side to bat first once again on a flat surface where Munro and Tom Bruce ran havoc. Munro knocked up a whirlwind hundred off just 52 balls, while Bruce, notched up his first T20I half-century. It was only some intelligent bowling in the final overs that kept the flow of runs under check. Rubel ended with figures of 3 for 37, with Mortaza, Hossan and Shakib picking one wicket apiece. Munro was  been named the MAN OF THE MATCH for his blistering century. He has stood out in the whole game, with just Tom Bruce crossing the 50-run mark after him, comparing batsmen from both sides.

(With inputs from AFP)