Bangladesh tour of New Zealand 2016-17

NEW ZEALAND v BANGLADESH

2nd ODI, Nelson

New Zealand in the second ODI at Nelson beat Bangladesh again by 67 runs.

Batting first, New Zealand put up 251 on the board in 50 overs. In reaching so, Neil Broom made his maiden ODI ton nearly eight years after his debut. Neil Broom stayed unbeaten at 109.

On the other hand, Bangladeshi bowlers were more effective than they were in the last match. They picked up wickets in regular intervals and restricted New Zealand to a total which was thought to be gettable. Skipper Mashrafe picked up 3 for 49.

In chasing 251, Bangladesh started off really well. They were 105-1 in 22 overs. Imrul-Sabbir put up 75 runs in the second wicket partnership. At this stage, Bangladesh was in the driving seat. But after Sabbir Rahman’s unfortunate runout by Kane Williamson, things started to get messy for them.

Kane Williamson with a sharp throw in the field against Bangladesh at Nelson Photo: AFP
Kane Williamson was a delight to watch in the field against Bangladesh at Nelson
Photo: AFP

Kane Williamson brought himself up into the attack to get a hold of the match in the middle overs, and so he did. He got rid of Shakib, Mosaddek and Tanbir in quick time. All of them went back in single figures. Suddenly Bangladesh was down from 105-1 to 141-7.

Bangladeshi skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Nurul Hasan stayed in the middle for a while but, could only add 21 runs. Bangladesh in the end was all out for 184.

Neil Broom was awarded man of the match for his savior ton. New Zealand leads the series at 2-0 with one match left.

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