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Kiwis crush Tigers by 164 runs, sweep series 3-0

  • Published at 08:41 am March 26th, 2021
New Zealand players pose with the trophy at the end of their ODI series win over Bangladesh after the third one-day international (ODI) at the Basin Reserve in Wellington AFP

Maiden centuries from Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell saw the Black Caps set Bangladesh an imposing 319-run target

Hosts New Zealand have defeated Bangladesh by 164 runs during their third and final one-day international of the series to make a 3-0 clean sweep in Wellington on Friday.

Chasing to 319 to win, Bangladesh were bundled out for just 154 in 42.4 overs. Mahmudullah was the top scorer for Bangladesh with an unbeaten 76-run innings.

Tigers skipper Tamim Iqbal was the first wicket Bangladesh lost in the second ball of third over as the left hander scored just 1 run from nine deliveries.

Then Soumya Sarker also got out scoring 1 run during fifth over. Bangladesh lost another wicket within seven overs as  Liton Kumar Das (21) was caught brilliantly at third man by Trent Boult.  

Earlier, Maiden centuries from Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell saw the Black Caps set Bangladesh an imposing 319-run target, reports AFP.

Conway blasted 126 from 110 balls and Mitchell finished on 100 not out as New Zealand ended their innings at 318 for six after winning the toss and electing to bat.

Both players were making only their third ODI appearances for New Zealand after debuting in the series opener against Bangladesh in Dunedin last week.

The visitors will face a tough challenge to avoid a clean sweep on a Wellington wicket that is expected to turn late in the day.

Veteran paceman Rubel Hossain was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers, taking three for 70.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Devon Conway, Ross Taylor Young, Tom Latham (capt), James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (capt), Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.  

Brief Score: 

New Zealand 318/6 in 50 overs

Devon Conway 126, Darren Mitchel 100*; Rubel3-70

Bangladesh 154 all out in 42.4 overs

Mahmudullah 76*; Neesham 5-27, Henry 4-27

Result: New Zealand won by 164 runs