Bangladesh’s lowest total in T20Is and 12 other statistical highlights from New Zealand vs Bangladesh, World T20 match at Kolkata
New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 75 runs in the super 10 stage of ICC World T20 2016. Image courtesy: Getty Images

The 28th match of Super 10 stage in ICC World T20 2016 was played between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Batting first, New Zealand got off to a slow start as wickets kept balling but somehow managed to score a modest score of 145. Skipper Kane Williamson was the top scorer with 42 runs to his name. In this course, Bangladesh’s mystery medium fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman took a fifer. In return, Bangladesh looked very uncomfortable against the Kiwi spinners from the start and kept losing wickets in regular intervals. Eventually, they were dismantled for mere 70 runs. Like most of the matches in this tournament, this was another low scoring match which ended with many records being broken. Abhishek Kumar presents such interesting statistical highlights from the match.

1.  New Zealand’s six batsmen were bowled. This is the first instance of six batsmen beind knocked down by a full member team in a T20I match. Scotland and Hong Kong’s six batsmen got bowled out in 2009 and 2014.

2.  Mustafizur Rahman became the youngest player to take five-wicket haul in a World T20 match and second youngest in T20Is at 20 years 202 days.

3.  Mustafizur is also the first Bangladeshi bowler take a five-wicket haul in a World T20 game.

4.  Overall, nine batsmen’s stumps were shattered, which is the most in a T20I.

5.  First instance of Bangladesh losing seven wickets before completing 50 runs mark in a T20I.

6.  Bangladesh were all out for 70 runs and this is their lowest total in T20Is.

7.  Bangladesh’s 70 is also the lowest total by any team against New Zealand in T20Is.

8.  Out of 21 batsmen who batted in this match, 18 of them couldn’t touch the 20-runs mark.

9.  Mustafizur’s figure of 4-0-22-5 is the second best bowling figures in T20I by a Bangladesh bowler after Elias Sunny (4-1-13-5).

10.  This was New Zealand’s six consecutive victory in T20I and their longest in this format. They had won five during October 5, 2011 to February 2012.

11.  Bangladesh’s 70 is the lowest score by a full member team in a World T20 game and fourth lowest including associate team’s lowest scores.

12.  Mustafizur’s five-wicket haul is the fourth fifer in T20Is which came on a losing cause and second in World T20.

13.  New Zealand won the match by 75 runs. This is their second biggest victory margin in a World T20 match in terms of runs and biggest against a Test playing side.

(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently staffing with He can be followed at abhicricket.kumar and @abhishekkr2593)