Dunedin : New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 88 runs in the third and final ODI series match played here on Wednesday. With this win the host team captured the series by 3-0. In the last two matches, New Zealand had won a one-sided victory.
Won toss, New Zealand scored a huge 330 runs in the 50 overs, in reply to which the hosts were all out for 242 in 47.2 overs. New Zealand bowler Tim Southee was adjudged Man of the Match for taking 6 wickets.
Martin Guptill was the man of the series who scored a magnificent century in the first two matches. Although the start of the hosts was poor, and openers Colin Munro scored eight runs.
In New Zealand-Bangladesh ODI series, Guptill could not even stand on the crease too long. Mashrafe Mortaza sent the pavilion back on his personal score of 29. This time the total was 59 runs.
Here, Henry Nichols (64) added 92 runs for the third wicket with Ross Taylor (69). Mehdi Hassan Miraj kept the hopes of the return of the hosts alive with Nicholas, but Tom Latham played a brilliant innings of 59 runs in the middle.
In the final over, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme played an unbeaten 37 off 15 balls and brought the hosts to a big score.
Mustafizur Rahman took two wickets while Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Murtaza and Miraj took one wicket each for Bangladesh.
The beginning of Bangladesh was also very bad and Tamim Iqbal returned the pavilion without opening the account. The gentle government (0) and Liton Das (1) also could not stay on the crease and the visiting team lost 3 wickets at the total of 2 runs.
The three batsmen were dismissed by the South. Mushfiqur Rahim (17) and Mahmudullah (16) stayed on some creases but New Zealand’s bowlers sent back the pavilion to give the home team a 61-run fifth-wicket stand.
Subsequently, Sabbir Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin batted with patience and added 101 runs for the sixth wicket.
Saifuddin was dismissed by 44 runs while Rahman played till the end and scored 102 runs as the last batsman returned to the pavilion. Saoudi took six wickets and Trent Boult took two wickets. Grandhom got one wicket.
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