Bangladesh v New Zealand, 3rd ODI at Dhaka, Highlights: Bangladesh stun New Zealand to go up 2-0
Bangladesh beat New Zealand for the second time in the series to take a 2-0 lead in the five match series. You can watch the highlights of the Bangladesh v New Zealand, third ODI on Neo Sports. You can also follow the fourth ODI of the Bangladesh v New Zealand series on Thursday here.
This result means that Bangladesh has a 2-0 lead with one abandoned game, and with only two more to play, the hosts cannot lose the series from this position. This will be the first time that Bangladesh will not end up on the losing side inn ODI series against another Test playing nation.
Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first on a track that was expected to assist the seamers earlier on. New Zealand lost Brendon McCullum for a duck, but the partnership between Jesse Ryder and BJ Watling took them to 55/1 in the 14th over.
It was the dismissal of Watling that changed things around for the Bangladeshi side. Suhrawadi Shuvo bowled ten overs of extremely stingy left-arm spin bowling and conceded only 14 runs while claiming three wickets along with it. Ryder fell to him and the rest of the side, save Ross Taylor were sent back in a hurry.
At one stage, the New Zealand side were 101/7 and in the danger of being bowled out rather cheaply. Taylor slammed a few during the Batting Powerplay while Kyle Mills helped himself to a couple of sixes and the Kiwis ended on 173. Taylor made an unbeaten 62 off 72 balls.
Any hopes that the Kiwis had of winning the game relied on them taking some early wickets. Bangladesh, who were without Tamim Iqbal in the series, opened the innings with Imrul Kayes and Shahriar Nafees, and batted with some aggression. Nafees brought up his half century in even time, while Kayes gave him good company till the end.
Nafees was finally dismissed for 73 with the score reading 127 in the 25th over and Kayes departed soon after but Bangladesh won with seven wickets and ten overs to spare
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