Munro Belts NZ to T20 Series Win vs Bangladesh
Left-handed batsman Colin Munro, 29, “produced a masterclass of controlled aggression to smash 101 off 54 balls as New Zealand coasted to a 47-run win in the second Twenty20 against Bangladesh” at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, AFP reports.
“The comprehensive victory gave New Zealand an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, and follows their 3-0 sweep of the 50-over matches.
“With Munro in sublime form, hitting seven sixes and as many fours in his whirlwind innings, New Zealand posted a daunting 195-7.
“Bangladesh in reply were all out for 148 in the 19th over.
Ashim Sunam reporting for the International Business Times said Munro was “a treat to watch”, asking whether the Kolkata Knight Riders might have made a “strategic blunder” in letting him go.
The third and final match in the series will be followed by Tests in Wellington and Christchurch.
Original article by AFP, Daily Mail, January 6, 2017.
Photo by Fiona Goodall, AFP.