New Zealand Seal 3-0 Win Over Bangladesh Following A Thumping Win In Third ODI
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New Zealand Seal 3-0 Win Over Bangladesh Following A Thumping Win In Third ODI

New Zealand’s Trent Boult is one of the most agile fielders currently in cricket. Despite being a pacer, he puts his best in the field, and in the past has grabbed some stunning catches. Trent Boult ran good 15-20m and made a full-stretch dive to take a one-handed catch of Bangladesh’s Liton Das, during the third ODI against Bangladesh in Wellington.

Meanwhile, an interesting dismissal occurred during the 2nd ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Hagley Oval, Christchurch on Tuesday. Kiwi all-rounder James Neesham got Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal run out in a cheeky way that has left several fans awestruck.

Trent Boult takes a magnificent catch against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve
Trent Boult takes a magnificent catch against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve ANDREW CORNAGA/PHOTOSPORT

New Zealand Wins 3rd ODI Against Bangladesh By 164 Runs And Clean Sweeps Series 3-0

Earlier in the 2nd ODI, Bangladesh was invited to bat first and was at 130/2 in the 31st over. Opener Liton Das went for a duck while coming in at third Soumya Sarkar made 32 and assisted Tamim Iqbal before he was sent back. Meanwhile, Tamim Iqbal had earlier survived a close call when he was given not out by the third umpire. He made good use of the lifeline offered and went on to score 78 runs off 108 deliveries. Bangladesh finally scored 271/6.

James Neesham
James Neesham
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The veteran batsman was set and looked to convert his impressive score into a century, but a mix up in the middle with Mushfiqur Rahim saw him walk back to the dugout. In the 31st over, the duo attempted to steal a single when Mushfiqur Rahim dropped the ball down in the crease near Tamim Iqbal and called for a single run.

The Bangladesh skipper who was at the non-striker’s end responded but was unaware of James Neesham’s fancy footwork. The Kiwi all-rounder quickly ran forward and flicked the ball with his left leg onto the stumps. His attempt was full of precision as the ball hit the stumps and left Tamim Iqbal run out as he was found short of his crease.

New Zealand’s Devon Conway Stars With The Bat As He Was Awarded MOM And MOS

South Africa’s Devon Conway, 29, made his way into the New Zealand cricket set up last year. A predominant top-order batsman for Wellington who opens the batting in T20s, Devon Conway has already become a star for his domestic side and for the Black Caps. Just a few months into his international career, he has sealed his position in the New Zealand top order.

Devon Conway entered the IPL 2021 auction at a base price of Rs 50 lakh.
Devon Conway entered the IPL 2021 auction at a base price of Rs 50 lakh. | Photo Credit: AP

According to all-rounder and current teammate James Neesham, Devon Conway could rise up the ranks and open for New Zealand ahead of the two T20 World Cups scheduled at India and Australia. Devon Conway went unsold in the IPL 2021 Auction even though he had set the base price at Rs. 50 lakh.

Devon Conway amassed 225 runs in 3 ODIs averaging 75 and was the leading scorer. He scored 126 off 110 balls with 17 hits to the fence as he along with Daryl Mitchell who remained unbeaten on 100 helped New Zealand post a total of 318/6 in the stipulated 50 overs.

He was awarded both Man Of The Match and Series. Bangladesh managed only 154 in reply with Mahmudullah scoring an unbeaten 76. None of the other batsmen could score more than 21. James Neesham picked 5 wickets.

In the 1st ODI, New Zealand won by 8 wickets chasing a paltry 132 as Trent Boult picked 4 scalps. In the 2nd ODI, stand-in skipper Tom Latham scored an unbeaten 110 as New Zealand won by 5 wickets chasing 272 to win. In the 3rd ODI, New Zealand’s Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell scored tons to put up a strong 318/6 on board which was no match for Bangladesh. The two teams next meet for 3 T20Is.

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