New Zealand won by 88 runs and Whitewashed Bangladesh on ODI series. Debut century of Sabbir Rahman couldn’t save Bangladesh. Martin Guptill and Tim Southee won the man of the series and man of the match respectively.
New Zealand Inning
As Bangladesh lost first both matches by 8 wickets. So Captain Mashrafe Mortaza tried to make some variety and winning the toss, sent the hosts to bat first. But New Zealand couldn’t start well at all. As they lost the opener Colin Munro for 8 runs only, at 21 runs on the scoreboard.
Then another opener and the century scorer of first two matches, Martin Guptill became a pickup to Saifuddin. Then Henry Nichols and Ross Taylor built a 92 runs partnership, before scoring 64 runs with 7 fours. Then Ross Taylor made another 54 runs with Captain Tom Latham, before scoring 69 runs with 7 fours, Ross Taylor surrendered to Rubel Hossain.
Bangladesh had a possibility to tie up the hosts before three hundred but James Neesham (37 runs from 24 balls), Colin de Grandhomme (37* runs from 15 balls) and Mitchell Santner (16 runs from 9 balls) made a storm on Dunedin, which brought New Zealand to a comfortable score of 330 runs. That gave birth to the headline, New Zealand won by 88 runs and Whitewashed Bangladesh on ODI series.
To the target of the huge score, Bangladesh lost half of the match before starting their inning. Opener Tamim Iqbal made a duck on the second ball of their inning. Then Soumya Sarker also survived for two balls with another duck. Losing two top orders on the first over, Bangladesh lost the flow of the match.
Then another opener Liton Das maintain his consistency and ended for 1 run as the rest matches in New Zealand. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah tried to steer the team by 38 runs partnership. Scoring 17 runs with 3 fours and 16 runs from a four and a six, two experienced Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah returned to the pavilion respectively.
But Sabbir Rahman made 101 runs partnership with Mohammad Saifuddin on the 6th wicket partnership. Though scoring 44 runs from 63 balls with 4 fours, Mohammad Saifuddin returned to the pavilion. Then Mehidy Hasan Miraz survived for 37 runs from 34 balls with 7 fours. But Sabbir Rahman picked his debut international century came from 110 balls with 12 fours and couple of sixes as well.
As Sabbir Rahman’ wicket made the headline, New Zealand won by 88 runs and Whitewashed Bangladesh on ODI series. Tim Southee picked 6 wickets and led the wicket-taking festival. Picking couple of wickets Trent Boult companied him well. Colin de Grandhomme had the rest.
Man of the match
Picking 6 wickets, Tim Southee won the man of the match, “Nice to contribute to the team and series win. Been a little off in the last year, working on things to get them right. We try to get the best out of each other, there’s a healthy competition in the team. It was a great batting display as they played their roles throughout the innings.”
Man of the series
Martin Guptill got the honor for a couple of centuries, “Nice to come back after an injury break and get the series win. Couple of things I have worked on and will continue to work this week. I will get back to playing domestic games and hopefully find some form. It’s going be a little different (playing red ball cricket) and I’m looking forward to getting some hit in the middle.”
Finally, New Zealand won by 88 runs and Whitewashed Bangladesh on ODI series. As Bangladesh has the console that Sabbir Rahman return to the form and it’s indicating something hopeful for the World Cup-19.