NZ vs Bangladesh | Rookies steer New Zealand to series sweep


Maiden centuries for Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell set up a crushing 164-run win for New Zealand in the third One-Day International against Bangladesh here on Friday, giving the hosts a series clean sweep.

Conway blasted 126 off 110 balls and Mitchell finished on 100 not out after New Zealand elected to bat, making 318 for six.

Bangladesh was never in the hunt, being all out for 154 in 42.4 overs, with Mahmudullah’s unbeaten 76 the only highlight as eight batsmen failed to reach double figures.

Jimmy Neesham and Matt Henry did the damage for New Zealand with the ball, taking five for 27 and four for 27 respectively. Paceman Rubel Hossain was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers, with three for 70.

The scores: New Zealand 318/6 in 50 overs (Martin Guptill 26, Devon Conway 126, Daryl Mitchell 100 n.o.; Rubel Hossain 3/70) bt Bangladesh 154 in 42.4 overs (Mahmudullah 76 n.o.; Matt Henry 4/27, James Neesham 5/27).

(Toss: New Zealand; Man-of-the-Match: Devon Conway; New Zealand won by 164 runs and Series 3-0).

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