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Anticipation resonates as the BAN vs NZ 3rd ODI, part of the NZ tour of Bangladesh 2023, approaches. With the Kiwis currently maintaining a 1-0 lead in the series, the upcoming final ODI promises to deliver a nail-biting showdown that has kept fans on the edge of their seats.

Match Preview

The series has been marked by its fair share of unexpected turns, from the unfortunate washout of the initial ODI to New Zealand’s commanding victory in the second encounter. Cricket enthusiasts from around the world eagerly await the third and decisive ODI, scheduled to be held at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. All eyes are now directed towards the sky, with hopes that capricious weather won’t disrupt what might prove to be a pivotal match in this series.

New Zealand Clinch Series 2-0 in Dominant Fashion

New Zealand’s Back-to-Back Clinical Victories Seal the Series

New Zealand continued their impressive performance in Bangladesh, securing a series victory with a comprehensive 2-0 scoreline. After the first ODI was abandoned due to rain, the Black Caps demonstrated their superiority in the remaining matches, showcasing a blend of skill and determination.

Bangladesh Struggles in Setting a Competitive Total

In the second ODI, Bangladesh faced early setbacks as they lost key wickets to the pace duo of Adam Milne and Trent Boult. Despite a brief recovery led by Mushfiqur Rahim and skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto, the hosts couldn’t build partnerships or post a substantial total. Shanto’s impressive 76 was a standout performance, but he lacked support from the lower order. Adam Milne’s exceptional spell of 4 for 34 was the catalyst behind Bangladesh’s struggle.

New Zealand’s Steady Chase

New Zealand’s chase began with an aggressive burst from Finn Allen, who notched three consecutive boundaries against Shoriful Islam. However, successive wickets threatened to derail their progress. Will Young’s composed 70 and a steady partnership with Henry Nicholls (50*) put New Zealand firmly back on track. Tom Blundell’s finishing touches ensured the victory.

Series Sealed with Dominance

The Black Caps’ clinical performance sealed the bilateral series win in Bangladesh, marking their first such victory since 2008. New Zealand’s balanced display of controlled bowling and confident batting showcased their preparation ahead of the upcoming World Cup. As they celebrate their series win, Bangladesh will need to regroup and find ways to bounce back in the T20Is to follow.

BAN vs NZ 3rd ODI: Bangladesh Batting Highlights

Bangladesh Batting Scorecard BAN vs NZ 3rd ODI 2023
Bangladesh Batting Scorecard BAN vs NZ 3rd ODI 2023

Bangladesh faced a challenging batting situation in the 3rd ODI against New Zealand. They got off to a rocky start with early wickets falling. Tanzid Hasan fell early, edging a delivery from Trent Boult to slip. Debutant Zakir Hasan was dismissed cheaply, bowled by Adam Milne, who bowled a perfect yorker to hit the off stump.

Najmul Hossain Shanto played a crucial knock of 76 runs, anchoring the innings, but eventually fell LBW to Cole McConchie. Towhid Hridoy made an impressive 18 runs but was caught by Will Young off Adam Milne’s bowling. Mushfiqur Rahim was bowled in an unfortunate manner by Lockie Ferguson, and Mahmudullah contributed 21 runs before being caught behind by Tom Blundell off Adam Milne’s delivery.

Bangladesh Batting Partnership Scorecard BAN vs NZ 3rd ODI 2023
Bangladesh Batting Partnership Scorecard BAN vs NZ 3rd ODI 2023

Mahedi Hasan was caught behind by Tom Blundell off Trent Boult’s bowling. Nasum Ahmed was stumped by Tom Blundell off Cole McConchie’s delivery, and Hasan Mahmud was dismissed LBW by Rachin Ravindra. Shoriful Islam was the last to depart, caught by Will Young off Adam Milne. Bangladesh was eventually bowled out for 171 runs in 34.3 overs, with Khaled Ahmed remaining not out. The innings had their moments, with Najmul Hossain Shanto’s steady performance being the standout feature, but New Zealand’s bowlers, especially Adam Milne, proved to be the key architects of Bangladesh’s downfall.

Milne and Boult Shine as New Zealand Restricts Bangladesh to 171

New Zealand's Bowling Scorecard BAN vs NZ 3rd ODI 2023
New Zealand’s Bowling Scorecard BAN vs NZ 3rd ODI 2023

New Zealand’s bowling attack delivered a remarkable performance to bundle out Bangladesh for a total of 171 runs. Adam Milne emerged as the star of the show, claiming a superb 4-wicket haul with his lethal pace and accuracy.

Trent Boult complemented him well, picking up 2 crucial wickets and maintaining an impressive economy rate. Lockie Ferguson, leading the side, contributed with a wicket, while Cole McConchie’s tight spell yielded 2 important dismissals. Rachin Ravindra and Ish Sodhi also played their part, adding one wicket each. Together, the New Zealand bowlers applied consistent pressure on the Bangladesh batting line-up, effectively breaking partnerships and restricting the scoring.

This collective effort by the bowlers underscored New Zealand’s disciplined approach and their ability to take wickets at regular intervals was pivotal in limiting Bangladesh to a modest total. The well-coordinated bowling attack showcased their adaptability to the conditions and bodes well for New Zealand as they aim to defend their target successfully in the upcoming innings.

New Zealand’s Dominant Batting Highlights

Young and Nicholls Shine in a Controlled Chase

In a commanding display of control and finesse, New Zealand secured a dominant seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh. While the encounter began with fiery pace from Shoriful Islam, who claimed two early wickets, it was the partnership between Henry Nicholls and Will Young that stole the show. Young’s composure and Nicholls’ patience at the crease stood as the pillars of New Zealand’s success, ensuring their team comfortably reached the target.

Finn Allen’s Fiery Start

The innings kicked off with Finn Allen setting a blazing pace for New Zealand. His aggressive intent was evident in the very first over as he struck three boundaries off Hasan Mahmud. However, his fiery start was short-lived, as Shoriful Islam’s brilliant delivery found its mark, disturbing Allen’s stumps. This early setback tested New Zealand’s resolve.

Shoriful Islam’s Double Delight

Shoriful Islam’s opening was nothing short of remarkable. His fiery deliveries accounted for two quick wickets, leaving New Zealand reeling at 12 for 2. The dismissal of Finn Allen and Dean Foxcroft in successive balls demonstrated Shoriful’s lethal capabilities. His early breakthroughs set the tone for what promised to be an intriguing contest.

Will Young’s Steady Anchor

As New Zealand found themselves in a precarious position, Will Young stepped up to the plate. His composed and resilient innings proved to be the backbone of the chase. Young’s ability to rotate the strike and find the occasional boundary showcased his maturity as a batsman. Moreover, his half-century provided the stability New Zealand needed to mount a successful chase.

Nicholls’ Patient Persistence

While Will Young anchored the innings, Henry Nicholls showcased his unwavering patience. Nicholls’ solid technique and calculated approach were evident as he built a crucial partnership with Young. His ability to handle the spinners with confidence and his patient accumulation of runs were key factors in New Zealand’s victory.

Bangladesh’s Bowling Flashes of Brilliance

Despite New Zealand’s control over the chase, Bangladesh’s bowlers displayed moments of brilliance. Nasum Ahmed’s economical spell of 10 overs for just 50 runs was noteworthy, as he consistently applied pressure on the Kiwi batsmen. Shoriful Islam’s double strike in the opening over also added excitement to the contest. Hasan Mahmud chipped in with a wicket, but it was not enough to derail New Zealand’s well-paced chase.

In the end, New Zealand’s skillful batting, particularly the partnership between Young and Nicholls, proved too much for Bangladesh to handle. The controlled chase and measured performances secured a commanding victory, setting a strong precedent for the remainder of the series.

BAN vs NZ: 3rd ODI Updates

New Zealand’s Positive Momentum and the Series Significance

New Zealand enters this match on a high note, securing a comfortable win in subcontinental conditions, which bodes well for their upcoming World Cup campaign. In the 2nd ODI, solid partnerships helped them surpass 250 runs, while their bowlers maintained pressure, preventing their opponents from chasing the target. A victory in this match would seal the series for the Kiwis, boosting their confidence before the World Cup. With the tournament approaching, both teams aim to assess their squads in Indian conditions. The series winner gains valuable momentum in this crucial buildup. An exciting clash awaits, with favorable weather conditions, and we’ll soon bring you the toss and team updates. Stay tuned! 🏏🌟

10:00 AM

New Zealand’s Quest for Series Victory

On the other hand, New Zealand is determined to secure a series victory after their recent defeat against England. The Kiwis have shown their strength and resilience throughout the series, and they are eager to finish on a high note. With their well-balanced team and strong performances, they aim to prove their mettle once again and clinch the series win.

8:45 AM

Bangladesh’s Uphill Battle

Bangladesh faces an uphill battle in this crucial match, as their ODI record against New Zealand hasn’t been particularly inspiring. In 39 meetings since 1990, they’ve managed to secure victory only 10 times. While their spinners put on a commendable performance in the second ODI, dismissing New Zealand for 254 runs, Bangladesh’s glaring concern remains their middle-order batting woes. This problem has persisted since their outing in the Asia Cup, and in the previous match, they capitulated for a mere 168 runs, suffering an 86-run defeat, with leg-spinner Ish Sodhi claiming six wickets for New Zealand. The top-order batsmen must now shoulder the responsibility of accumulating substantial runs, setting the tone for the upcoming World Cup.

12:45 PM

Bangladesh (Playing XI)

Najmul Hossain Shanto (C), Tanzid Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Zakir Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Khaled Ahmed, Shoriful Islam.

12:55 PM

Toss

Bangladesh has won the toss and Najmul Hossein Shanto has elected to bat

12:57 PM

Rain Delay

There’s a slight drizzle in the stadium, resulting in late start of the match. The curators do no want to take any chances. Hence the covers are on!

1:00 PM

New Zealand’s Playing XI

Lockie Ferguson (c), Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls, Dean Foxcroft, Will Young, Tom Blundell (Wk), Rachin Ravindra, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Cole McChonchie, Will Young,

1:20 PM

Rain Stops & Match Starts

Rain has stopped and the Bangladeshi Openers are in the ground to open!

1:21 PM

First boundary of the game

Tanzim Hasan hits the 3rd ball from Trent Boult of the over for a 4!

1:25 PM

Zakir Hasan Wicket!

1.3: A light swinger by Adam Milne to Zakir Hasan. Zakir Hasan totally missed it and gets out!

1:30 PM

Boult Action!

2.1: Trent Boult to Tanzid Hasan and a good cutter. A slight edge from the batter and goes straight into the hands of Fin Allen

1:45 PM

Adam Milne takes his 2nd!

5.3: Adam Milne to Towhid Hridoy and Hridoy tries to hit a boundary but goes straight into the safe hands of Will Youngs!

1:46 PM

Boult and Milne Set Bangladesh Ablaze in Fiery Bowling Display

In the early stages of Bangladesh’s innings, the Kiwi bowlers, led by Trent Boult and Adam Milne, executed a disciplined display of pace and precision. Tanzid Hasan and Zakir Hasan, the openers for Bangladesh, struggled to find their footing against the relentless line and length offered by Boult and Milne. Tanzid Hasan was the first to depart, falling to a brilliant catch by Finn Allen at slip off Boult’s delivery. Zakir Hasan followed suit, his stumps shattered by a perfect yorker from Milne. However, there was a glimmer of hope for Bangladesh as Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy managed to string together a brief partnership of 5 runs for the second wicket. Shanto, though, had a close call when a catch was dropped, giving New Zealand a missed opportunity. The bowling duo of Boult and Milne continued to apply pressure in the crucial early overs, restricting the Bangladeshi batsmen and ultimately claiming three wickets before the end of the 6th over. Towhid Hridoy was the last to fall, caught by Will Young at point. As Bangladesh reached the fall of the third wicket, their total stood at 35/3 runs, and they were facing a challenging task ahead against the disciplined Kiwi bowling attack.

2:20 PM

1st Sixer of the innings!

9.5: Musfiqur Rahim hits the first 6 and 82 meters long 6 of the Bangladesh’s batting to Ish Sodhi!

Dynamic Duo: Shanto and Mushfiqur’s 50-Run Partnership Unleashes Fireworks

The dynamic duo of Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mushfiqur Rahim orchestrated a remarkable 50-run partnership, setting the stage ablaze with their brilliant batting display. Najmul Hossain Shanto, the aggressor of the pair, exhibited his prowess by notching up an impressive 38 runs from just 36 balls, dominating the opposition’s bowlers with a combination of skill and precision. On the other end, Mushfiqur Rahim played the role of the anchor, showcasing his ability to stabilize the innings as he amassed 17 runs off 23 balls. Their partnership was marked by astute strike rotation, clever placement, and the occasional boundary when opportunities presented themselves. With Shanto’s aggressive strokeplay and Mushfiqur’s calculated approach, this partnership proved to be the turning point in the game, providing the fans with an enthralling display of batting prowess.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s Dismissal Alters Bangladesh’s Fate

Mushfiqur Rahim’s dismissal in the 15th over became the turning point in Bangladesh’s innings against New Zealand. Facing Lockie Ferguson’s delivery, Rahim opted to play it late, attempting to defend. However, the ball unexpectedly hit the upper half of his bat, dropped at his feet, and trickled back onto the stumps. Despite Rahim’s desperate efforts to deflect it, he had to depart. This unfortunate dismissal not only ended Rahim’s innings but also cast a shadow of vulnerability over Bangladesh’s batting order. The loss of a seasoned batsman at a crucial juncture left Bangladesh in a precarious position, and it will be interesting to see how they recover from this setback in the ongoing contest.

Najmul Hossain Shanto Leads Bangladesh to a Crucial 100-Run Milestone

In a pivotal juncture of the match, Najmul Hossain Shanto showcased his batting prowess as he guided Bangladesh to the coveted 100-run mark. His composed innings, punctuated with smart shot selection, played a significant role in steadying the Bangladesh innings after the loss of early wickets. Despite facing relentless pressure from the New Zealand bowlers, Shanto exhibited maturity and determination, ensuring that Bangladesh continued to accumulate runs steadily. This century milestone not only reflects Shanto’s resilience but also underscores the importance of partnerships and grit in the game of cricket. Bangladesh will look to build on this foundation as they aim for a competitive total in the match.

Bangladesh Batting Partnership Scorecard at the end of 27 over

Bangladesh’s Wobbly Journey: Shanto Shines Amidst Turmoil

As Bangladesh embarked on their innings, their top-order seemed to crumble under the relentless pressure exerted by New Zealand’s disciplined bowling attack. Shanto, though, remained unwavering in his pursuit, playing with a steady hand while Mahmudullah joined him. Together, they managed to build a 49-run partnership, the most substantial of the innings. However, as the partnership began to breathe life into the Bangladesh innings, Mahmudullah’s departure halted their momentum. With wickets falling around him, Najmul Hossain Shanto’s resolute presence at the crease remains the beacon of hope for Bangladesh as they aim to navigate the turbulent waters of New Zealand’s relentless attack.

Mahedi’s Spark Fades in New Zealand’s Bowling Storm

The 6th wicket partnership between Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mahedi Hasan, dubbed “Flashes of Brilliance Amidst Stormy Bowling,” was a brief yet crucial alliance for Bangladesh. While Shanto held the fort with resilience, Mahedi Hasan showcased some aggressive strokes, including an impressive four. However, Mahedi’s cameo was cut short by Trent Boult, who exploited the challenging bowling conditions, leaving the Bangladeshi batsmen struggling to maintain their ground against New Zealand’s formidable attack.

Shanto Shines but Falls Just Shy of a Century:

Najmul Hossain Shanto’s spectacular innings of 76 off 84 deliveries was the standout performance in Bangladesh’s batting lineup. Shanto anchored the innings with composure, forming crucial partnerships that kept Bangladesh competitive. His innings was studded with 8 boundaries, showcasing his ability to find gaps in the field with well-timed drives and cuts. However, his dismissal via an lbw decision by Cole McConchie was a turning point in the match. Shanto’s contribution was invaluable, but his quest for a century remained unfulfilled.

New Zealand Bowlers Shine as Bangladesh Ends Innings at 171 All Out

In the latter part of their innings, Bangladesh witnessed a flurry of wickets as New Zealand’s bowlers maintained relentless pressure. After Najmul Hossain Shanto’s departure for a valiant 76, Bangladesh struggled to find stability in their batting lineup. Towhid Hridoy fell victim to Adam Milne, attempting a risky shot that found the hands of Will Young at point. Mushfiqur Rahim was unluckily bowled by Lockie Ferguson as the ball trickled back onto the stumps off the upper half of his bat. Mahmudullah was caught behind off Adam Milne’s bowling, and Mahedi Hasan was sent back to the pavilion by Trent Boult after edging one behind the stumps. Nasum Ahmed fell to a sharp stumping by Tom Blundell off Cole McConchie’s delivery, and Hasan Mahmud was dismissed LBW by Rachin Ravindra. Shoriful Islam was the last to depart, caught by Will Young off Adam Milne’s bowling. These wickets reflected New Zealand’s relentless pursuit of restricting Bangladesh to a modest total of 171 runs.

Explosive Start and Quick Wickets in New Zealand Innings

The major highlight of the early stages of the New Zealand innings was an explosive start by opener Finn Allen in the first over. Facing the bowling of Shoriful Islam, Allen displayed aggressive intent, smashing three consecutive boundaries. He drove the first ball past mid-off, followed by two powerful shots past point and mid-on. However, Bangladesh’s Shoriful Islam quickly struck back in the second over, dismissing Finn Allen for 12 runs with a full delivery that disturbed his stumps. This marked the first wicket of the innings. Moreover, in the same over, Dean Foxcroft, making his ODI debut, faced just one ball and departed for a golden duck as Shoriful Islam bowled him with another full delivery, uprooting his leg stump. These back-to-back wickets put Bangladesh in a strong position early on, with New Zealand at 12/2, and the required run rate was 3.27 runs per over.

Nicholls’ Fiery Fifty and Blundell’s Flourish Seal Victory

In the final few overs of New Zealand’s innings, the visitors continued their dominant performance. Henry Nicholls, who had played a patient and anchoring role throughout the innings, showcased his ability to accelerate when needed. He not only reached his well-deserved fifty but also displayed his attacking prowess by smashing a six and a boundary in the penultimate over. Tom Blundell, who joined him at the crease, added to the finishing touches by striking a boundary to seal the victory. Overall, New Zealand’s controlled and composed batting approach in the closing stages ensured a comprehensive win, underlining their dominance in the match.