Bangladesh beats New Zealand to seal T20 series win

Bangladesh won the fourth T20I by six wickets in Dhaka on Wednesday to take an unassailable 3-1 series lead in the five-match series.

Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyad hit an unbeaten 43 to take his side to a six-wicket victory with five balls to spare in the fourth T20I against New Zealand in Dhaka on Wednesday.   -  AFP

Bangladesh won the fourth Twenty20 international against New Zealand by six wickets in Dhaka on Wednesday to secure victory in the five-match series.

New Zealand was bowled out for 93 and Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyad hit an unbeaten 43 as his side reached 96 for four with five balls to spare. Victory gave Bangladesh an unassailable 3-1 series lead.

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Spinner Nasum Ahmed and fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman each took four wickets as Bangladesh skittled out New Zealand in 19.3 overs.

Mahmudullah hit two sixes in his 48 ball innings after opener Mohammad Naim hit 29 off 35 balls to maintain the early run chase.

The fifth and final game is on Friday.

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