New Zealand VS Bangladesh match report | (Gofrixty News Desk | 26th March 2021) New Zealand thrashed Bangladesh by 164 runs in the 3rd and final ODI. New Zealand scored 318 runs with the loss of 6 wickets. In return, Bangladesh only managed to chase 154 runs and they were all-out in just 43.4 overs.
Devon Conway’s maiden ODI century was a remarkable achievement by the New Zealand side. His performance has also earned him both man of the match and man of the series trophies. The youngster scored 126 runs in just 110 balls. He successfully attempted 17 boundaries (fours) and ended up with a strike rate of 114.55.
In the game, there was one more youngster centurion from the New Zealand side. Daryl Mitchell scored 100 runs in just 92 balls and remained not out. He made 9 fours and 2 sixes and played with a strike rate of 108.70.
Bangladesh’s bowling and fielding have not been so well. Rubel Hossain was the only bowler who sent three of New Zealand’s men back to the pavilion. Whereas, Mustafizur Rehman, Taskin Ahmed, and Soumya Sarkar only managed to get 1 wicket each.
Bangladesh’s batting line-up failed to deliver this time as well. Their batting was collapsed with the rocking spells of James Neesham and Matt Henry. James Neesham’s 5 wickets haul in just 7.4 overs was one more positive for New Zealand’s roster after two youngster centurions performances. Along with James Neesham, Matt Henry has also usefully sent 4 of Bangladesh’s players back to the pavilion.
New Zealand with this home series whitewashed guests and jumped to the second spot of ICC Men’s World Cup Super League. Australia at the time is the leaderboard of the league with 40 points. New Zealand played only one series (three matches) against Bangladesh and gained 30 points in the league. Their Net Run Rate (NRR) is 2.352 which has actually brought them to the number 2 spot in the League’s standings.
From Bangladesh’s batting lineup, only Mahmudullah unbeaten highest scorer. He scored 76 runs in the match in just 73 balls. But, the collapse at the other end didn’t help Bangladesh to even get closer to the chasing score. Thus, New Zealand thrashed Bangladesh and whitewashed visitors in three ODI match series.
In this series, New Zealand was led by their wicket-keeping batsman Tom Latham. Because Kane Williamson (regular Captain) was not part of New Zealand’s playing squad. Whereas, Bangladesh team was led by their senior opening batsman, Tamim Iqbal.