New Zealand vs Bangladesh: Conway, Mitchell smash maiden tons as Black Caps win third ODI by 164 runs, make sequence clear sweep
Wellington: Maiden centuries for Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell arrange a crushing 164-run win for New Zealand within the third one-day worldwide in Wellington on Friday, giving the hosts a sequence clear sweep.
Conway blasted 126 from 110 balls and Mitchell completed on 100 not out after New Zealand received the toss and elected to bat, making 318 for six.
Bangladesh have been by no means within the hunt for the 319 goal, all out for 154 after 42.4 overs, with Mahmudullah’s unbeaten 76 the one spotlight as eight batsmen failed to succeed in double figures.
Jimmy Neesham and Matt Henry did the harm for New Zealand with the ball, taking 5 for 27 and 4 for 27 respectively.
Paceman Rubel Hossain was the choose of the Bangladesh bowlers, with three for 70, however the vacationers’ assault struggled on a inexperienced Basin Reserve wicket.
“We have been simply not adequate,” Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal stated.
“Little doubt the Black Caps performed unbelievably properly however we did not carry out. Generally the small issues can damage you, the (dropped) catches and the run-out probabilities.”
Conway capitalised on the vacationers’ woes and his century was simply reward for the South Africa-born batsman, who has been in excellent type since he was first chosen for the Blacks Caps late final 12 months.
His performances embrace 72 within the second Bangladesh ODI and an unbeaten 99 when he was left stranded in a Twenty20 match towards Australia final month.
Mitchell appeared like he would endure an identical destiny in Wellington earlier than scrambling dwelling to deliver up his century on the final ball of the innings as wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim tried to stump him.
“I used to be simply attempting to swing as arduous as I may, there have been just a few performed and missed in there,” Mitchell stated.
“I am going to take them any approach they arrive. It is simply good to get the job carried out.”
Each Conway and Mitchell have been making solely their third ODI appearances for New Zealand after debuting within the sequence opener towards Bangladesh in Dunedin final week.
New Zealand have been wanting shaky earlier than their arrival after shedding three wickets inside 13 balls to hunch to 57 for 3.
Tom Latham and Conway consolidated with a 63-run partnership earlier than the New Zealand skipper departed for 18.
That was the cue for Conway and Mitchell to go on the assault, combining for a 159-run stand that put the match past Bangladesh’s attain.
Openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar have been dismissed within the first 5 overs and a gentle stream of wickets prevented any significant partnerships forming.
The groups will met subsequent in a three-match Twenty20 sequence opening in Hamilton on Sunday.
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