Broom's maiden century helps New Zealand win ODI series against Bangladesh
New Zealand 251 (Broom 109no) beat
Bangladesh 184 (Kayes 59) by 67 runs
Second One-Day International in Nelson
Neil Broom made his maiden One-Day International century a memorable one as New Zealand managed to defeat Bangladesh by 67 runs in the second game in Nelson to win the series 2-0.
Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and decided to put New Zealand to bat first. The Bangladeshi bowlers turned-up in grand fashion to prove their captain's decision bang on target.
Mortaza (3-49) himself led the bowling attack with Taskin Ahmed (2-45) and Shakib Al Hasan (2-45) making useful contributions.
The Bangladeshi skipper got rid of Martin Guptill (0) LBW on the fourth ball of the first over after he survived a DRS review for a similar appeal on the previous ball.
Tom Latham (22) and Kane Williamson (14) remained cautious as the visitors kept bowling tight line and lengths. Taskin got rid of the New Zealand skipper with clever change of pace as he forced Williamson to play a loose shot.
Shakib trapped Latham LBW in the 14th over as the hosts went three down with just 47 runs on the board.
James Neesham (28) got a good start with help of three boundaries and a six, however, Mosaddek Hossain (1-12) lured him out of the crease only to fox him with a flatter one as Nurul Hasan took the bails off in a flash.
Colin Munro (3) saw himself completely undone as Mortaza managed to sneak one past his defence to reduce New Zealand down to five wickets with just 107 runs in their kettle.
Luke Ronchi played a helpful cameo of 35 runs from 38 balls to forge a handy 64 runs partnership with Broom.
Mitchell Santner (9) was bounced by Subashis Roy (1-45) and Tim Southee (3) was caught behind on Shakib's bowling.
Lockie Ferguson (4) edged one to the keeper on Mortaza's bowling as he failed to control the hook.
Trent Boult's handy 12-run knock helped Broom reach his maiden 100 as well as get his side past 250 runs mark to set a 252 runs target for the visitors.
Tamim Iqbal (16) and Imrul Kayes (59) provided a solid start of 30 runs for the opening wicket but Southee (2-33) got the former when he mistimed one to Latham in the covers.
Sabbir Rahman (38) and Kayes provided the much needed momentum for Bangladesh in the chase with a 75-run stand. Rahman was the aggressor among the two as he smashed three sixes and two boundaries during his knock.
Just when Bangladesh seemed to be coasting to a victory when they crossed the 100 run mark in the 21st over, a misunderstanding between the two saw the end of Rahman. Kayes went past Rahman at non striker end leading to the departure of the latter.
Even though, Kayes went past fifty off 79 deliveries, from there on they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and eventually lost their way.
Southee ended Kayes' 89-ball stay while Williamson (3-22) accounted for the wickets of Shakib (7), Mosaddek (3) and Tanbir Hayder (2).
Nurul (24) and Mortaza (17) tried to wage a fight but the target was always going be out of reach for them and Bangladesh were bowled out for 184.
The 67-run win has given New Zealand an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
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