Bangladesh vs New Zealand: 3rd ODI - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau
BANGLADESH OVERS: 50 II SCORE: 309/6
Bangladesh have beaten New Zealand in the third and final ODI as well pocketing the series 3-0. They needed 308 runs which they managed with four balls to spare. They have won the third ODI by four wickets. Earlier, Naeem Islam departed after scoring a valuable 63 (74b, 4X5) after running himself out in the 43rd over. Mohammad Mahmudullah opened his account with a drive for four. Hossain struck McClenaghan for two boundaries in the next reducing the runs required to just 38 off 36 deliveries. Three runs came in the next. Hossain managed a boundary in the 46th taking the total to 10 runs from the over. Mahmudullah was caught off the first delivery of the 48th over by wicketkeeper Ronchi becoming McClenaghan’s second victim. Hossain ended the over with a maximum. Bangladesh now needed 12 off 12. Nine runs came in the penultimate over while in the next Gazi sealed the tie with a boundary off the second delivery.
BANGLADESH OVERS: 40 II SCORE: 240/4
13 runs came from the 31st over, bowled by Devcich including a six by Shamsur and a boundary by Islam. The next boundary came in the 34th over from the bat of Shamsur. Anderson removed Shamsur off the first delivery of his sixth over as ending his knock a boundary away from reaching three figures. He was caught by wicketkeeper Ronchi after edging a good length delivery. He scored 96 (107b, 4X7, 6X4). Nasir Hossain came in to bat next. Milne bowled the first over of the batting powerplay (35th) and it was turning out to be a tidy one before Islam scored a boundary off the last delivery. Six runs came from it. Milne’s third delivery of the 38th over was short and Hossain pulled it away to long on fence for his first boundary. Bangladesh could pocket just one more boundary before the powerplay ended.
BANGLADESH OVERS: 30 II SCORE: 179/3
Devcich and McCullum kept Shamsur Rahman and Naeem Islam quiet after the latter had opened his account with a boundary off the penultimate delivery of 20th over. No boundary was scored between 21 to 29th over. However, Islam broke the shackles in the 30th over by hitting two boundaries off McCullum. 10 runs came from it.
BANGLADESH OVERS: 20 II SCORE: 133/3
Seven runs came from the 11th over including a boundary to Shamsur. The 14th, by McClenaghan yielded Bangladesh 16 runs. The over began with a bang as Shamsur pulled the first delivery for a six to bring up his half-century. Two balls later, he got the same result after charging forward and hit the fourth delivery straight over McClenaghan’s head for his third maximum. Haque scored his first boundary in the 17th over. In fact, he collected two in it off successive deliveries. Haque went on to collect two more in the next over before offering a simple catch to Devcich in the 19th over. He scored 32 (33b, 4X4). New batsman Mushfiqur Rahim lasted four deliveries as he was caught by Taylor off Nathan McCullum in the 20th over. He could only manage 2 (4b).
BANGLADESH OVERS: 10 II SCORE: 67/1
Kyle Mills, the stand-in captain, bowled the first over. Shamsur Rahman and Ziaur Rahman opened the batting for Bangladesh. The first over was seen safely by Shamsur. Rahman got off the mark with a boundary off the first ball he faced from Adam Milne in the second over. Ziaur ended the over in the same fashion signing off with another four. Shamsur opened his account with a couple and off the following delivery, scored the first six of the Bangladesh innings. Mills overstepped and handed a free hit to Shamsur who could only hit it into the hands of fielder at covers. As luck would have it too was a front foot no ball. This time Shamsur hit it for a boundary. 16 runs from it. Ziaur struck the second six of the innings in the next over, bowled by Milne. Shamsur recorded two consecutive boundaries off Mills in the fifth over. The seventh over resulted in 11 runs for the home side including a boundary to Shamsur and a six to Ziaur. Mitchell McClenaghan was introduced in the next over and he provided the much needed breakthrough to his side by removing Ziaur with his fourth delivery by having him caught by Milne at short third man. Mominul Haque came in to bat next.
NEW ZEALAND OVERS: 50 II SCORE: 307/7
Munro departed after a well made 85 (77b, 4X7, 6X2). He was out caught behind in the 44th over. Corey Anderson was the next man in and he lasted four balls as he top edged one from Gazi in the 45th over. He scored just 1 (4b). Luke Ronchi came in to bat next. The 46th over turned out to be a productive one for the Kiwis as Taylor and Ronchi milked 14 runs from it including three boundaries – one by Ronchi and tow to Taylor. Gazi was taken to cleaners in the next, hitting him for three consecutive sixes. 19 runs came from it. Taylor continued his assault with adding three more boundaries to this total off Mortaza in the 48th over. He reached his century with a boundary in the final over of the innings. That over fetched New Zealand 16 runs.
NEW ZEALAND OVERS: 40 II SCORE: 209/3
Munro registered his first maximum of the innings in 32nd over with a switch hit over extra cover. His second came in the 36th over, bowled by Gazi over long-off. Off the next, Mortaza conceded nine runs including a boundary off the final delivery to Munro. Taylor struck consecutive boundaries off Murtaza in the 39th over – to third man and through covers. 11 runs came in it. The next over also resulted in 11 runs including two boundaries – both to Munro.
NEW ZEALAND OVERS: 30 II SCORE: 135/3
Rubel Hossain was brought back into the attack and made impact with his first delivery as he removed Latham by having him caught by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur. He scored 43 (73b, 6X2). Taylor was dropped by Hossain off his own bowling in the 26th over as he failed to hold on to a return catch. Munro struck his first boundary in the 28th over employing a pull off Hossain’s penultimate delivery.
NEW ZEALAND OVERS: 20 II SCORE: 98/2
Mahmudullah removed dangerman Devcich in his second over - the 14th of the innings - by having him caught at short fine-leg by Razzak. He scored 46 (38b, 4X8). Just one run and a wicket from the over. Tom Latham was given a life by wicketkeeper Rahim who failed to collect one cleanly missing a stumping chance as the batsman charged forward in the 15th over. Latham struck the first delivery of the 17th over by Razzak over long-off for a maximum. He took a single off the next. Grant Elliot top edged his next to Gazi at mid-on to walk back to the pavilion after scoring 3 (5b). Seven runs and a wicket from the over. Ross Taylor came in the bat next. Latham began the 20th over with his second six over long-on region. Nine runs came from that over.
NEW ZEALAND OVERS: 10 II SCORE: 55/0
Mashrafe Mortaza has the new ball. Anton Devcich and Tom Latham to open the innings for New Zealand. Three runs from the first over of the innings. Rubel Hossain to take charge of the other new ball. Devcich lifts his fourth delivery over mid-off for his and innings first boundary. He ends the over with another boundary. Mortaza’s next over turns out to be an expensive one as Devcich struck him for three consecutive boundaries to midwicket, fine leg and long-off region. Spin in Sohag Gazi was introduced and in it came four runs in three singles and a wide. Second bowling change made in Abdur Razzak. Devcich struck his third delivery for his sixth boundary. Boundaries kept flowing from Devcich’s willow as in the following over, bowled by Gazi, as the southpaw struck his for two consecutive boundaries. Six runs came from the next two – three in each. The ninth over by Nasir Hossain was a maiden.
TOSS: Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to field first.