DUNEDIN (NEW ZEALAND), Feb 20: Tim Southee snared a six-wicket haul and Ross Taylor tore up the record books as New Zealand dominated Bangladesh to seal a 3-0 series whitewash with an 88-run victory in the final One-day International in Dunedin on Wednesday.
New Zealand’s Tim Southee celebrates with his team-mates after dismissing Soumya Sarkar of Bangladesh during the 3rd ODI at the University Oval in Dunedin, on Wednesday.
Sabbir Rahman’s gallant maiden ODI century saved Bangladesh from total humiliation after they lost three wickets with just two runs on the board chasing New Zealand’s imposing target of 331.
The tourists were 242 all out in 47.2 overs after the Black Caps were sent into bat and made 330 for six at University Oval.
It was the final New Zealand outing before the Cricket World Cup and players were desperate to impress coach Gary Stead even though the fixture was a dead rubber.
New Zealand: M Guptill c Iqbal b Saifuddin 29, C Munro lbw Mortaza 8, H Nicholls c Iqbal b Hasan 64, R Taylor c Mamdullah b Rubel 69, T Latham c Sarkar b Rahman 59, J Neesham b Rahman 37, C de Grandhomme not out 37, M Santner not out 16. Extras: (LB-3, NB-2, W-6) 11. Total: (For 6 wickets in 50 overs) 330. Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-59, 3-151, 4-206, 5-271, 6-284. Bowling: Mashrafe Mortaza 10-1-51-1, Mustafizur Rahman 10-0-93-2, Rubel Hossain 9-0-64-1, Mohammad Saifuddin 10-0-48-1, Mehidy Hasan 9-0-43-1, Mahmudullah 2-0-28-0.
Bangladesh: T Iqbal c Latham b Southee 0, L Das lbw Southee 1, S Sarkar b Southee 0, M Rahim c Munro b Boult 17, Mahmudullah c Munro b de Grandhomme 16, S Rahman c and b Southee 102, M Saifuddin c Guptill b Boult 44, M Mortaza c Boult b Southee 2, M Hasan c Guptill b Southee 37, R Hossain run out (Santner/Southee) 3, M Rahman not out 0. Extras: (LB-2, W-18) 20. Total: (All out in 47.2 overs) 242. Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-1, 3-2, 4-40, 5-61, 6-162, 7-170, 8-237, 9-242, 10-242. Bowling: Southee 9.2-1-65-6, Boult 9-1-37-1, de Grandhomme 5-0-18-1, Ferguson 10-0-50-0, Santner 10-2-46-0, Neesham 4-0-24-0. – AFP