Bangladesh lost the game by 75 runs chasing while 146 © AFP
Bangladesh lost the game by 75 runs chasing while 146 © AFP

Bangladesh achieved an unwanted record in their final fixture of T20 World Cup 2016, as they registered their lowest total, 70, in T20 Internationals against New Zealand at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Their previous lowest score was also against the same opponents, when they were dismissed for 78 in 2010. Chasing 146, Bangladesh got off to a worst possible start, as the in-form Tamim Iqbal was run out for 3. Thereafter, they struggled to get going and build partnerships, with 25 being the highest partnership between Mohammad Mithun and Sabbir Rahman. This incidentally, was also the 10th lowest score in T20 Internationals. They struggled to get going, and found it impossible to play the slow bowling of Ish Sodhi and Grant Elliott. FULL SCORECARD: New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 28th T20 Match, Super 10 Group 2

Earlier in New Zealand inings, Mustafizur Rahman became only the second  Bangladeshi bowler to take 5 wickets in a T20 International game. Mustafizur finished his spell with figures of 5 for 22 from his 4 overs as New Zealand were restricted to 145. His bowling was very impressive, as he took the key wicket of Henry Nichols early on. He also removed New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson who was looking good on 42. He then went on to remove Grant Elliott in his third and teams 18th over, before taking 2 wickets in 2 deliveries in the final over. ALSO READ: New Zealand register mammoth 75-run win over Bangladesh in T20 World Cup 2016

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. They made 2 changes for the day, with Nichols coming in for Martin Guptill and Nathan McCullum coming in for Adam Milne. Bangladesh were unchanged for the game. The Kiwis had already qualified for the semi’s, with Bangladesh already out of the tournament after losing all their 3 previous games. New Zealand won their last game against Pakistan, whereas Bangladesh lost their last game by 1 run against India, in shocking circumstances.