New Zealand 180 (Phillips 87, Mehidy 3-53, Taijul 3-64) and 139 for 6 (Phillips 40*, Santner 35*, Mehidy 3-52) beat Bangladesh 172 (Phillips 3-31, Santner 3-65) and 144 (Zakir 59, Ajaz 6-57, Santner 3-51) by four wickets
Dhaka: New Zealand levelled the two-match Test series against Bangladesh by clinching victory in the second game within four days on Saturday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium and the Test series on 1-1 scoreline.
Glenn Phillps once again stole the show with the bat scoring 40* off 48 balls and stitching a crucial unbeaten 70-run partnership with Mitchell Santner.
The Tigers began the day with a score of 38/2 with the spinner duo of Ajaz Patel and Mitchell Santner combining to scalp eight.
The 35-year-old left-arm orthodox ended the second innings with six wickets while Santner added three wickets to his kitty.
Zakir Hasan's 59 propelled Bangladesh to a score of 144 in 35 overs.
New Zealand had a slender lead of 8 runs after the end of the first innings, as a result, the Kiwis set out to chase a target of 137.
The chase of the paltry score turned out to be a tricky one right from the off-set. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam combined to scalp five while Shoriful Islam claimed one to reduce the Kiwis to 69/6.
From that point, Santner joined hands with Phillips to establish a crucial partnership that turned the complexion of the entire game around.
Both batters displayed a fine combination of aggression and sensibility to ensure New Zealand bounced back in the series.
Both batters propelled the Kiwis to a four-wicket victory with a day to spare even after five sessions were lost due to overcast conditions.
Phillips turned out to be the hero for New Zealand in the second Test by playing a match-winning knock in both innings (87 & 40*).
His power-packed performance was recognized as he was awarded with the Man of the Match for the second Test.