New Zealand vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI: Southee takes six as New Zealand complete 3-0 whitewash

Tim Southee six wickets New Zealand Bangladesh 3rd ODI Dunedin cricket

Tim Southee finished with figures of 6-65 off 9.2 overs

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Tim Southee carved through Bangladesh’s batting line-up with a six-wicket haul to lead New Zealand to an 88-run win in the third ODI in Dunedin.

Being put in to bat first, New Zealand lost opener Colin Munro early on as he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza for eight runs.

Martin Guptill, who made centuries in the first two ODIs, could make complete a hat-trick of hundreds as he was dismissed by Mohammad Saifuddin for 29.

Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls steadied things with a 92-run partnership, during which Nicholls brought up his half-century, before he was sent packing by Mehidy Hasan Miraz for 64, which came off 74 balls and included seven boundaries.

Taylor and Tom Latham kept the runs flowing with a 55-run stand before Taylor was caught by Mahmudullah at deep square leg off the bowling of Rubel Hossain for an 82-ball 69, which included seven boundaries.

During his innings, Taylor surpassed Stephen Fleming to become New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in ODI cricket.

Latham and Neesham added 65 runs to the score before Neesham was clean bowled by Mustafizur Rahman for 37.

Latham went on to score 59, which came off 51 balls and included two boundaries and three sixes, before he was removed by Mustafizur.

With Colin de Grandhomme and Mitchell Santner scoring 37 not out and an unbeaten 16 respectively, New Zealand finished on 330/6.

Mustafizur was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Mortaza, Rubel, Mehidy and Saifuddin chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 331 to win, Bangladesh were dealt a massive blow on the second ball as opener Tamim Iqbal was caught behind off the bowling of Southee for a duck.

Southee struck again two balls later as he clean bowled Soumya Sarkar for a duck.

Liton Das only made one run before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Southee.

Mushfiqur Rahim mustered 17 runs before he was dismissed by Trent Boult, while Mahmudullah was taken out by De Grandhomme for 16.

With Bangladesh reeling at 61/5, Sabbir Rahman and Saifuddin forged a 101-run partnership before Saifuddin was caught by Guptill at midwicket off the bowling of Boult for 44.

Mortaza fell soon after, but Sabbir and Mehidy fought valiantly as they amassed a 67-run stand before Mehidy was sent packing by Southee for 37.

With Rubel being run out for three and Sabbir being caught and bowled by Southee for a career-best 102, which came off 110 balls and included 12 boundaries and two sixes, Bangladesh were bowled out for 242.

Sabbir Rahman 102 New Zealand Bangladesh 3rd ODI Dunedin cricket

Sabbir Rahman celebrates after scoring his maiden ODI century

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Southee was the most successful bowler with six wickets, while Boult took two and De Grandhomme claimed one.

Southee was named Man of the Match.

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