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Powerful New Zealand claim series win with massive 190 run win over Ireland

Corey Anderson scored 20 runs and picked two wickets as well
Corey Anderson scored 20 runs and picked two wickets as well

New Zealand 344-6 (Latham 104) beat
Ireland 154 (Henry 3-36) by 190 runs
Fifth match, Tri-Series, Dublin

Tom Latham led a dominating batting performance with a brilliant century while the Black Caps bowlers came up with a clinical bowling performance as they went on to defeat Ireland by 190 runs in the fifth game of the tri-series in Dublin to claim an unassailable lead.

Ireland won the toss and like the other games in the series decided to bowl first.

Luke Ronchi (35) started the innings with three boundaries in the first over and the onslaught from wicket-keeper batsman continued as he smashed five more fours in the powerplay while Latham (104) chipped in with three fours of his own and two sixes to take the score to 70 for naught after 10 overs.

Craig Young (2-82) provided the initial breakthrough for Ireland when he castled Ronchi in the 11th over but Latham along with Neil Broom (38) further compounded the problems for the hosts with their 75 run stand.

Latham completed his fifty off 53 deliveries and just when they looked to up the ante, Peter Chase (2-69) accounted for the wicket of Broom following which the New Zealand captain struck a six and a four as New Zealand reached 175 for two in 30 overs.

As Latham was looking dangerous and went on to complete a fine century, George Dockrell (1-65) had him stumped in the 36th over but handy knocks from Ross Taylor (57) and Corey Anderson (20) ensured New Zealand were on course for a total over 300.

The late flourish came from a nine ball cameo from Mitchell Santner (20 not out) and a blistering 15-ball knock from Colin Munro (44) as they reached 344 for six in the 50 overs. Young and Chase picked two wickets each for Ireland.

Ireland never looked comfortable in the chase as only William Porterfield (48) and Gary Wilson (30) showed some fight for them. Matt Henry (3-36) picked a three wicket haul while Anderson (2-15) and Scott Kuggeleijn (2-17) shared four wickets between them equally to dismiss Ireland for 154 in 39.3 overs.

The win has taken New Zealand to 12 points as they have sealed the series with Latham winning the player of the match award.

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