Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Zealand Vs Bangladesh Cricket - NZ win

New Zealand completed a one-day cricket series whitewash by beating Bangladesh by three wickets in the third and final match tonight.

The hosts chased down their target of 242 in 44.5 overs, with Martin Guptill leading the way with 91 off as many deliveries before James Franklin and Ian Butler put on an unbroken stand of 34 for the eighth wicket to get them across the line.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan impressed with his left-arm spin, keeping the New Zealanders honest with figures of four for 33 off 10 overs.

Bangladesh scored a competitive 241 for nine batting first in the day-night fixture after young opener Imrul Kayes hit 101 off 138 balls, his maiden one-day century and the first scored by a Bangladeshi against New Zealand.

Seam bowler Tim Southee and spinner Dan Vettori both took three wickets after the home side restricted the tourists to just 43 runs in the final 10 overs.

New Zealand won the earlier matches by 146 runs and five wickets.

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