RCB’s Finn Allen smashes record-breaking fifty as New Zealand beat Bangladesh in rain-hit third T20I

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Finn Allen smashed 71 off 29 balls as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs in a 3rd T20I curtailed by rain at Eden Park on Thursday. Allen, who will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore within the Indian Premier League this season, smashed 10 fours and three sixes in a match that was lowered to 10 overs a aspect.

Allen’s whirlwind innings propelled New Zealand to 141/four and in reply, Bangladesh folded for 76 runs. New Zealand have thus swept the collection Three-Zero.

Bangladesh hardly acquired going of their chase with captain Tim Southee pegging them again within the very first over with back-to-back wickets of openers Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das. Todd Astle then took two wickets within the fourth over to scale back Bangladesh to 37/four by which period the guests wanted 105 to win off 36 balls.

Bangladesh have been all out within the 10th over, with Glenn Phillips dismissing Nasum Ahmed off the third ball of the over.

The match acquired off to a delayed begin as a consequence of rain and openers Allen and Martin Guptill acquired the hosts off to a flier. The pair put up 85 runs within the first six overs. Guptill fell on 44 off 19 balls however Allen went on to get to his half century in simply 18 balls, thus equalling Colin Munro‘s file for the second-fastest half-century by a Kiwi batsman in T20Is. Allen fell within the final over of the innings.

Temporary scores: New Zealand 141/four in 10 overs (Finn Allen 71, Martin Guptill 44; Soriful Islam 1/21) beat Bangladesh 76 in 9.Three overs (Mohammad Naim 19; Todd Astle four/13, Tim Southee Three/15) by 65 runs

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