WT20: New Zealand beats Bangladesh for 4th straight win

Bangladeshi cricket fans cheer their team at an ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match against New Zealand in Kolkata, India, Saturday, March 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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KOLKATA, India (AP) New Zealand kept its unbeaten record intact at the World Twenty20 when it thumped Bangladesh by 75 runs in their last Group 2 match on a tricky wicket Saturday.

Bangladesh was dismissed for 70 in 15.4 overs after fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman had grabbed 5-22 but still couldn't stop New Zealand from scoring a competitive 145-8.

New Zealand's fourth successive victory was halted for 11 minutes when one of the light towers at Eden Gardens went off with Bangladesh at 45-6 in 11 overs before Grant Elliott (3-12) and Ish Sodhi (3-21) finished off the match.

New Zealand topped its group with eight points after earlier beating hosts India, Australia and Pakistan. Bangladesh lost all its group matches that included a last-ball, 1-run loss against India.