Black Caps triumph in World Cup warm-up
New Zealand beat Bangladesh off the last ball of the game to mark the start of the World Twenty20 warm-up programme in England.
Opener Martin Guptill’s 62 off 42 deliveries set up the Black Caps’ successful pursuit of 147 at Sir Paul Getty’s Ground in Wormsley, the first warm-up encounter on these shores before the tournament gets under way next Friday.
Peter McGlashan made a run-a-ball 35 before Neil McCullum’s unbeaten 15 carried New Zealand to a four-wicket win.
Bangladesh’s total of 146 for six was built around Mahmudullah’s 43, which spanned just 41 deliveries, and Shakib Al Hasan’s 27-ball 35.
Ian Butler was New Zealand’s most penetrative bowler with 2-32, while Daniel Vettori’s four overs cost just 16 runs and yielded the wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim.