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New Zealand opener Finn Allen scored scored a 29-ball 71, at a strike rate of 244.83, to end his innings as New Zealand posted a total of 141/4 in 10 overs.The 21-year-old scored the second-fastest joint fifty, off 18 balls, by a New Zealand batsman. The hosts, thus, won the 3rd T20I by 65 runs and the three-match series 3-0.


His knock included ten fours and three sixes in the rain-reduced 10 overs a side match. Allen, who was roped in by RCB ahead of IPL 2021 as a replacement for Josh Philippe, has been the perfect opening partner for Martin Guptill in the past two T20Is for New Zealand.


Together Guptill, who scored a 19-ball 44, and Allen added a partnership of 85 runs in under six overs for the opening stand.


Bangladesh, who had lost 3-0 in the preceding ODI series, were totally overhauled by the hosts in their chase as the tourists were bundled out for 76 in 9.3 overs, with New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle picking up career best T20I figures of 4-13 in his two-over spell.


“Obviously good fun to bat with Guptill. We thought we'd give ourselves a chance and play some shots. It was nice to get out there, a bit intimidating but fun to watch Guptill hit everything out of the park. He helps you keep calm.


I was looking at it as just another game, trying to stick to the basics, keep watching the ball, hitting it hard. The environment is so relaxed and chill, it's quite easy to come into this kind of a side and some pretty good seniors to learn from,” New Zealand captain Tim Southee said.


Middle-order power hitter Glenn Phillips, who got a good bowling record in this series under his belt, was awarded with the Man of the series award for his all-rounder performance.

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