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Match referee in confusing Black Caps v Bangladesh T20 clash apologises for DLS mishap

Jeff Crowe, the match referee in last night's confusing T20 between the Black Caps and Bangladesh has apologised for the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method mishap in Napier.

After New Zealand posted 173 runs in the rain-affected clash Bangladesh thought officials had revised their target to 148 in 16 overs.

But just nine balls into the run chase umpires stopped play because there had been a miscalculation in revising what Bangladesh needed to win.

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A night of mishaps, misfields and misunderstanding resulted in another loss for the visitors. Source: 1 NEWS

It was later communicated to both sides that 170 runs was the magic number before that changed a final time to 171.

The confusion didn't unsettle the Black Caps who went on to win and claim the series.