result
3rd ODI, Nelson, Dec 31 2016, Bangladesh tour of New Zealand
(41.2/50 ov, target 237)239/2
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
95* (116) & 1/24
kane-williamson

Right, then. Hope you all enjoyed the coverage. Do join us for the first of three T20Is on Tuesday. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us here. Cheers!

6.25pm It has been a comprehensive rout. Bangladesh were undone by pace and bounce in the first two games. Today, they stuttered and stumbled against spin after a terrific century stand by openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes. The nature of collapses is certain to give them plenty to think about. Bangladesh made strides this year, but the end has been quite disappointing. They will have an opportunity to make amends in the three T20Is.

Kane Williamson is the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 95. "The positive is we improved in every game," he says. "Credit to Bangladesh for fighting in conditions they aren't entirely used to. The way seamers adjusted their lengths was very very good, in addition to how Jeets and Santner bowled. Neil Broom adjusted superbly on two different surfaces, he's a very, very good player. Going to the subcontinent is tough, coming back here, you can try hard to get results. It's nice to get a series win. I'm always working to improve, it's nice to contribute to the team's win today."

"We had our opportunities, but couldn't fire together as a team," says Mashrafe Mortaza. "After five years we're playing here. It's difficult to adjust, but yes, we are improving. There's still a long way to go in this tour. We'll come back strong."

41.2
4
Mustafizur to Neesham, FOUR runs

length ball outside off, Neesham clouts it over wide mid-on and secures New Zealand's 3-0 sweep.

41.1
1
Mustafizur to Williamson, 1 run

ah, Williamson backs away outside leg, meets a cutter, and dinks a single down to third man

NZ need three for the clean sweep, Williamson needs six for the century

end of over 4110 runs
NZ: 234/2CRR: 5.70 RRR: 0.33
James Neesham24 (22)
Kane Williamson94 (115)
Taskin Ahmed 7-0-41-0
Mahmudullah 1-0-6-0
40.6
Taskin to Neesham, no run

full on leg stump, chipped in front of short midwicket

40.5
Taskin to Neesham, no run

short on middle, hops and fends

40.4
4
Taskin to Neesham, FOUR runs

banged in short and outside off, swivels and controls a pull behind square for a boundary

40.3
2
Taskin to Neesham, 2 runs

half-volley outside off, drills a drive, mid-off dives to his right and makes a half-stop

40.2
Taskin to Neesham, no run

short on middle and leg, cramps him for room. Neesham flinches and fends to midwicket

40.2
1w
Taskin to Neesham, 1 wide

bouncer outside off, flies over the attempted hook. Wide called

40.1
3
Taskin to Williamson, 3 runs

short and outside off, pulled away to the right of mid-on. The fielder manfully chases and cuts it off to three

end of over 406 runs
NZ: 224/2CRR: 5.60 RRR: 1.30
James Neesham18 (17)
Kane Williamson91 (114)
Mahmudullah 1-0-6-0
Mustafizur Rahman 9-2-27-2
39.6
4
Mahmudullah to Neesham, FOUR runs

slog-swept from outside off to cow corner, Kayes runs around and makes a mess of it. Concedes four

39.5
1
Mahmudullah to Williamson, 1 run

very full on off, driven to long-on past the bowler's right

39.4
1
Mahmudullah to Neesham, 1 run

slightly short and outside off, pulled away to long-on

39.3
Mahmudullah to Neesham, no run

short on off, forced to midwicket

39.2
Mahmudullah to Neesham, no run

flatter and quicker outside off, back-foot punch to the covers

39.1
Mahmudullah to Neesham, no run

pushed through on off, no turn, defended on the back foot to the bowler

Mahmudullah comes on

end of over 396 runs
NZ: 218/2CRR: 5.58 RRR: 1.72
James Neesham13 (12)
Kane Williamson90 (113)
Mustafizur Rahman 9-2-27-2
Mosaddek Hossain 4-0-26-0
38.6
1
Mustafizur to Neesham, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, Neesham chops a single to third man

38.5
1
Mustafizur to Williamson, 1 run

slower ball on the pads, cutter, 106ks, glanced to long leg

38.4
Mustafizur to Williamson, no run

back of a length on off, blocked on the back foot

38.3
Mustafizur to Williamson, no run

banged in short on off, Williamson camps back and fends it back to the bowler

38.2
Mustafizur to Williamson, no run

full on middle, defended

38.1
4
Mustafizur to Williamson, FOUR runs

good length cutter pitches on leg and moves away outside off, Williamson waits, waits... and then late-cuts to third man

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