Bangladesh set up maiden series-clinching win over New Zealand

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Sports desk, Sept 08: Spinner Nasum Ahmed and seamer Mustafizur Rahman shone with the ball to prope Bangladesh to a comfortable six-wicket victory and their first ever series win over New Zealand in the final T20 international in Mirpur.

Asked to bowl first, Nasum (4-10) and Mustafizur (4-12) restricted the Black Caps to 93 all out before skipper Mahmudullah (43 off 48 balls) once again led from the front to take his team to the historic win with five balls to spare at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

Bangladesh bowlers once again reaped benefits from the slow-turning surface of the Mirpur stadium as the Black Caps failed to bat for 20 overs.

The Tigers’ task with the  bat was no cakewalk as southpaw Ajaz Patel once again proved lethal with the ball, finishing with a miserly 2-9 from four overs.