For the second time in successive Test matches, Bangladesh imploded in the second innings after holding their own in a neck-and-neck first innings battle.
Once again, their batsmen played a significant role in their own downfall.
Having started day on level terms, they conceded a lead of 65, before collapsing spectacularly in their second innings, with the bulk of their batsmen gifting New Zealand their wickets.
Set a target of 109, New Zealand romped to a nine-wicket win in 18.4 overs, with the promotion of Colin de Grandhomme – who struck an unbeaten 33 off 14 balls, with four sixes including two in two balls off Nazmul Hossain Shanto to seal the win – ensuring they completed the job on the fourth day itself, some ten minutes into the half-hour extension.
With the win, the Blackcaps won all the 8 matches Bangladesh played against them in the tour as they earlier whitewashed the visitors in the 3-match One Day International and T20 International series too.
The only wicket Bangladesh got was Jeet Raval who was bowled by Kamrul Islam Rabbi scoring 33.
Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme were unbeaten on 41 and 33 respectively. Grandhomme only played 15 balls and smashed 4 sixes to finish the match on Day 4.
Bangladesh: 289 (84.3 overs), Soumya 86, Shakib 59, Nurul 47 (Southee 5/94, Boult 4/87) and 173 (52.5 overs), Mahmudullah 38, Soumya 36, Taskin 33, Rabbi 25* (Boutl 3/52, Wagner 3/44, 3/48).
New Zealand: 354 (92.4 overs), Nicholls 98, Taylor 77, Latham 68 (Shakib 4/50, Rabbi 2/78, Miraz 2/59) and 111/1 (18.4 overs), Latham 41*, Grandhomme 33*, Raval 33 (Rabbi 1/21).
Results: New Zealand won by 9 wickets.
Series: New Zealand whitewashed Bangladesh 2-0 in the 2-match series.
Player of the match: Tim Southee (New Zealand).
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh