Defeat to Bangladesh, New Zealand clean sweep in the series

Ban vs NZ

WELLINGTON: Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell’s stunning centuries helped New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 164 runs in the third and final ODI to sweep the three-match series.

In the third and final ODI of the series played at the Basin Reserve, Wellington on Friday, New Zealand captain Tom Latham won the toss and elected to bat first, which proved to be correct. New Zealand batting first, Devon Conway and Darrell Thanks to Mitchell’s brilliant centuries, he scored 318 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs, giving the visitors a difficult target of 319 runs to win the match. Rubel Hussain took three wickets.

In reply, Bangladesh proved to be a wall of sand against New Zealand’s strong bowling line, and the entire team was bowled out for 154 in 42.4 overs. Mahmudullah scored 76 runs, none of the batsmen failed to face the Kiwi bowlers. James Neesham took five wickets and Matt Henry four, Devon Conway was named man of the match and man of the series.

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