30 Mar 2014

Black Caps stay alive at World T20

10:34 am on 30 March 2014

The New Zealand men's cricketers have kept their semi-final hopes alive at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, with a six-wicket win over the Netherlands.

New Zealand won the toss and sent the Netherlands in to bat, the Dutch making 151 for four off their 20 overs before Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum hit 65 to guide his side home, making 152 for four in 19 overs.

McCullum, the most prolific run-scorer in the shortest format of the game, hit four boundaries and three sixes during his 45-ball knock, also bringing up his 13th half century in T20 internationals.

The 32-year-old stitched together meaty stands with Kane Williamson (29), Ross Taylor (18) and Corey Anderson (20 not out) to make it a comfortable chase for his side.

McCullum is the first batsman to cross 2,000 international runs in the format.