Player of the Match
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Bennett, Neesham lead New Zealand's canter

New Zealand, in familiar conditions overhead and underfoot, cruised past Bangladesh by four wickets in Clontarf to stay unbeaten in the tri-series

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Even with a few wickets falling at the end, its the second comfortable win in the Tri-series for New Zealand. It looked at the break that Bangladesh's score was a little below par and that's what it proved. With all of the New Zealand batsmen getting in, they never had to take any risks. Both Latham and Neesham managed to make it to fifty. Completing the victory with 15 balls to spare.

In a game where we have had five players score over fifty, Jimmy Neesham has just been named man of the match.

With today's win New Zealand stretch their lead at the top of the table, with 8 points. Both Bangladesh and Ireland are stuck on two. The great news is that both of those teams will have the opportunity to close the gap on the leaders this Friday. When we are back at Malahide, the game will start at 10:45am. I'll be there and I hope that you can join me too. Until then, this is Justin saying goodnight from Clontarf.

Mashrafe Mortaza to Munro, 1 run, its on legstump and its easy to clip down to long leg for the winning run. New Zealand win!
Mashrafe Mortaza to Munro, FOUR runs, its smashed to the wide long-off boundary and the scores are tied.
Mashrafe Mortaza to Munro, 2 runs, pitched up and smashed back past the bowler, hits Umpire Neill on the arm and he doesn't flinch. They still manage to run a couple

47 | 10 Runs | NZ: 251/6 (7 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.34, RRR: 2.33)

  • Mitchell Santner5 (3b)
  • Colin Munro9 (11b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman9-1-33-2
  • Mashrafe Mortaza6-0-51-1
Mustafizur Rahman to Santner, FOUR runs, another boundary. Santner lifts this ball back down the ground. Mid-off in interested for a second and then it just goes over his head. Less then 10 needed now
Mustafizur Rahman to Munro, 1 run, tries to cramp Munro for room again, clips the ball off the pads towards the mid-wicket boundary.
Mustafizur Rahman to Munro, FOUR runs, that easies some of the pressure, its full and Munro pulls the ball to the mid-wicket boundary.

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

1st39L RonchiTWM Latham
2nd41GH WorkerTWM Latham
3rd30LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
4th37LRPL TaylorNT Broom
5th80NT BroomJDS Neesham
6th14C MunroJDS Neesham
7th17C MunroMJ Santner