Monday, December 31, 2007

New Zealand vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI: Daniel Vettori's 5 wickets claim 3-0 win

With the win of 3rd and final National Bank ODI Series by 10 wickets at Queenstown Events Centre on Monday, New Zealand team has whitewashed tourist Bangladesh team. Host New Zealand team took only 6 overs to score 94 runs and beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets.

New Zealand opener Jamie How and Brendon McCullum beat Bangladeshi bowlers. Brendon McCullum was aggressive from first. He hit 80 runs off just 28 deliveries with his 50 off just 19 balls being the fastest ODI fifty by a New Zealander, breaking his own record of 20 balls. In his long innings, he hit six sixes and nine fours with strike rate of 286.

Jamie How scored 7 off just facing 8 balls.

After winning the toss, New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori invited Bangladesh to bat first.

Bangladesh could not show any impressive performance in the 3rd ODI against New Zealand. Getting win against New Zealand is still a dream to Bangladesh team.

No one Bangladeshi Batsman could make any protest against New Zealand’s bowling attack. Bangladeshi skipper Mohammad Ashraful set his place in one-down. He was likely to come back and fight against Kiwi. But unfortunately got out scoring 25 runs before became the victim of Michael Mason. He is the highest run scorer in his side. Aftab Ahmed Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan and Farhad Reza tried to make protest against Kiwi but they could not consistency their play.

Daniel Vettori led his team with a career best bowling performance of five wickets for seven runs. No doubt, he made a great achievement at the end of 2007 as the most successful ODI bowler in the calendar year. He is also the most successful New Zealand’s bowler in ODIs with 204 wickets.

Kyle Mills finished the day taking his second wicket of Abdur Razzak.

Michael Mason also got 2 wickets for 27 runs in 8.5 overs.

Now, Bangladesh team is taking hard preparation ahead of the Test match. New Zealand vs Bangladesh 1st Test will start from 4th January. It is expected that Bangladesh team will play well in Test series.

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