Young fan hospitalized after being punched by Glenn Phillips six

A young fan has been taken to hospital in Christchurch after being hit by a six hit by New Zealander Glenn Phillips at Hagley Oval on Sunday.

Phillips cleared the boundary but unfortunately the ball hit the 12-year-old in the head.

She was taken to hospital for checks, an NZ Cricket spokesperson said.

After hitting the winning runs soon after, he rushed to the sidelines to check on the youngster.

Meanwhile, Ish Sodhi became just the fifth player to win 100 T20 international wickets as New Zealand overcame Bangladesh by eight wickets on their three-set hit.

Devon Conway shot 70 of 51, sharing a 75-run partnership with skipper Kane Williamson as the Black Caps went 2-142 in 17.5 overs to haul Bangladesh 8-137 on Sunday night.

The Kiwis are hosting a tri-series with Bangladesh and Pakistan to prepare for the T20 World Cup in Australia.

After losing to Pakistan on Saturday night, New Zealand were looking for a turnaround in their preparation for a World Cup in which they will look to improve on their 2021 tournament, when they lost the final to Australia.

After winning the coin toss and bowling, the Kiwis started badly, lamenting a series of lost chances.

Michael Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham and Adam Milne all made a hash of simple odds, which Sodhi attributed to a mystical element.

“Glenn (Phillips) was saying there was a witch at the back cover point that was preventing us from catching those balls,” he said.

With Bangladesh at 1-52 from seven and poised to go, the Kiwi spinners arrived to limit Bangladesh to eight or less in each from eighth to 18, keeping a leash on their sleeves.

Bracewell (2-14) was superb from his four overs, as was Sodhi, who was 2-13 from three until conceding 18 in the penultimate overs.

Fly-half Najmal Shanto had the best score with 33, while Nurul Hasan beat 25 from 12 after coming on at 6-102 to ensure the Tigers reached a competitive total.

When Finn Allen (16) fell early in the New Zealand chase, Conway and Williamson settled in for the long haul.

After a slow start, Conway got moving in the ninth inning, smashing a six from 107 yards that lost the ball and forced the referees to look for a replacement.

Williamson (30 from 29) went halfway with the tally in sight, while Phillips (23 from 9) beat New Zealand at home with two sixes in the 18th.

The tri-series have a day off before the start of another round robin on Tuesday and a final on Friday, when the three nations travel to Australia for the World Cup.

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