The hosts New Zealand completed a whitewash in the three-match ODI series against the visitors Bangladesh after claiming a thrashing victory by 164 runs in the last game of this series.
After the toss winner New Zealand scored 318/5 (50 overs) in the first innings, Bangladesh only managed to score 154 runs (42.4 overs) before getting all-out.
New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2021, 3rd ODI
2nd innings (Bangladesh): Mahmudullah was the only star batsman for the visitors while James Neesham and Matt Henry dominated with the balls
In reply, Bangladesh lost their wickets at regular intervals as most of their batsmen failed to provide strong battles with some partnerships. Apart from Mahmudullah, all other visiting batsmen failed to score even 25 runs. Only opener Liton Das and wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim managed to reach double-digit scores in that innings as both scored 21 runs each.
While everyone was failing, Mahmudullah batted strongly and his batting helped the visitors to manage some respective total as Bangladesh managed to reach the 150-run mark. Mahmudullah ultimately remained not out on 76 off 73 balls (6 fours and 4 sixes) but it was not enough anyway for Bangladesh.
James Neesham bagged five wickets as he had bowling figures of 7.4-1-27-5. Meanwhile, Matt Henry got four wickets as his bowling figures were 10-2-27-4. Kyle Jamieson (1/30) picked up the other one wicket of that innings.
1st innings (New Zealand): Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell scored maiden ODI centuries
New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls set up the 44 runs partnership for the opening wicket but both were dismissed inside the first powerplay where Nicholls scored 18 runs and Guptill scored 26 runs. In his comeback ODI after recovering from the injury, Ross Taylor scored just 7 runs before losing his wicket just after the first powerplay.
Captain Tom Latham, who scored a century in the last match, set up the 63 runs partnership with Devon Conway for the fourth wicket but he was dismissed after scoring 18 runs while Mehidy Hasan Miraz took a brilliant catch. In that almost middle stage of the innings, the hosts scored 120/4 in 23.1 overs.
But then Conway and Daryl Mitchell set up the big partnership for the fifth wicket that helped the hosts to manage the big first innings total. In his third ODI, Conway first completed his half-century and later he completed his first ODI century in 95 balls.
Conway and Mitchell built up the 159 runs partnership for the fifth wicket. After scoring 126 off 110 balls (17 fours), Conway was finally dismissed in the 48th over as Mustafizur Rahman took that wicket. However, Daryl Mitchell continued his batting and completed his first ODI century on the final ball of the innings by taking two runs as he remained not out on 100 off 92 balls (9 fours and 2 sixes).
Rubel Hossain (3/70) took three wickets in that innings while Mustafizur Rahman (1/87), Taskin Ahmed (1/52) and Soumya Sarkar (1/37) got one wicket each.
Brief Scores: New Zealand – 318/6 in 50 overs (Devon Conway 126, Daryl Mitchell 100*; Rubel Hossain 3/70)
Bangladesh – 154 in 42.4 overs (Mahmudullah 76*, Liton Das 21; James Neesham 5/27)
Result – New Zealand won by 164 runs