Monday 31 December 2007 

McCullum Helps Kiwis Smash Bangladesh By Ten Wickets

Bangladesh 93 (Vettori 5-7)
New Zealand 95-0 (McCullum 80no) in Queenstown

New Zealand won by ten wickets and win the series 3-0

Brendon McCullum scored 80 from 28 balls as New Zealand required just six overs to score a ten-wicket victory over a hapless Bangladesh side in the third and final one-day international in Queenstown.

Bangladesh were bowled out for just 93 in 37.5 overs, with McCullum's display of powerful hitting (six sixes, nine fours) meaning New Zealand faced just 40 balls and the game was over before the scheduled innings break had been reached.

McCullum's exploits with the bat overshadowed his bowlers, who had dominated the Tigers from early on in their innings, when Junaid Siddique was bowled by Kyle Mills for one. Mohammad Ashraful hit 25 and that was as good as it got for the tourists, as captain Daniel Vettori effectively sealed the 3-0 whitewash with a haul of five for seven from six overs.

Mills, and Michael Mason picked up two wickets, Jacob Oram one.

Faced with such a small target, New Zealand were in no mood to hang around, with McCullum tearing into the bowlers, leaving Jamie How only eight balls in all, from which he scored seven runs.

Shahadat Hossain disappeared for 38 from his two overs as a miserable one-day series was brought to a swift close for Bangladesh.

� Cricket World 2007




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