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Munro finds the right note

Colin Munro hit a rapid half-century as New Zealand enjoyed their only win on the tour of Bangladesh with a 15-run victory in the sole Twenty20 match at Dhaka.

After drawing both Tests and losing the three one-day internationals, the Black Caps signed off the tour by finally registering their first success.

All-rounder Munro scored 73 runs from 39 balls to help steer the tourists to 204 for five, hitting five sixes and three fours as he put on a useful stand of 93 with Ross Taylor for the third wicket.

Taylor chipped in with a useful 28 yet the other significant contribution came from format debutant Anton Devcich.

The opener struck a 31-delivery 59, including nine fours and a six, to give New Zealand the perfect launch pad.

Bangladesh hardly disgraced themselves in reply but, despite Mushfiqur Rahim top-scoring with 50, ultimately ended on 189 for nine.

In reality, Mushfiqur’s effort always came more from a position of limiting the damage, with two quick strikes from Tim Southee, who claimed 3-38, undermining Bangladesh from the start.

Corey Anderson also chipped in with two wickets, while Mitchell McClenaghan, Kyle Mills and Nathan McCullum grabbed a scalp apiece.