The hosts won the third ODI by 164 runs and have completed a 3-0 whitewash Maiden centuries for Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell set up a crushing 164-run win for New Zealand in the third one-day international in Wellington on Friday, giving the hosts a series clean sweep. Conway blasted 126 from 110 balls
and Mitchell finished on 100 not out after New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat, making 318 for 6.
Bangladesh were never in the hunt for the 319 target, all out for 154 after 42.4 overs, with Mahmudullah’s unbeaten 76 the only highlight as eight batsmen failed to reach double figure mark.
James Neesham and Matt Henry did the damage for New Zealand with the ball, taking five for 27 and four for 27 respectively. Paceman Rubel Hossain was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers, with three for 70, but the tourists’ attack struggled on a green Basin Reserve wicket. “We were just not good enough,” Bangladesh skipper Tamim lqbal said.
“No doubt the Blackcaps played unbelievably well but we didn’t perform. Sometimes the small things can hurt you, the (dropped) catches and the run-out chances”.
Openers Tamim lqbal and Soumya Sarkar were dismissed in the first five overs and a steady stream of wickets prevented any meaningful partnerships forming. With the series win New Zealand have grabbed a full 30 points in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
New Zealand are second in
the points table owing to a better net run-rate though four others – Bangladesh, England, Afghanistan and the West Indies- are also on 30 points.
Australia lead with 40 points in the Super League, which was introduced last year to add context to ODI cricket.
New Zealand and Bangladesh will meet next in a three-match T20 International (T20I) series beginning in Hamilton on Sunday (March 28)
New Zealand 318 for 6 in 50 overs (Devon Conway 126, Daryl Mitchell 100; Rubel Hossain 3 for 70)
Bangladesh 154 in 42.4 overs (Mahmudullah 76, Liton Das 21; James
Neesham 5 for 27).
New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 164 runs.
Player of the match & Series: Devon Conway.