result
3rd Match, Dublin, May 17 2017, Ireland Tri-Nation Series
(47.3/50 ov)258/6
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
player of the match
James Neesham
New Zealand

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.

47.3
1
Mortaza to Munro, 1 run

its on legstump and its easy to clip down to long leg for the winning run. New Zealand win!

47.2
4
Mortaza to Munro, FOUR runs

its smashed to the wide long-off boundary and the scores are tied.

47.1
2
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

end of over 4710 runs
NZ: 251/6CRR: 5.34 • RRR: 2.33 • Need 7 runs from 18b
Mitchell Santner5 (3)
Colin Munro9 (11)
Mustafizur Rahman9-1-33-2
Mashrafe Mortaza6-0-51-1
46.6
4
Mustafizur 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

46.5
1
Mustafizur to Munro, 1 run

tries to cramp Munro for room again, clips the ball off the pads towards the mid-wicket boundary.

46.4
4
Mustafizur to Munro, FOUR runs

that easies some of the pressure, its full and Munro pulls the ball to the mid-wicket boundary.

46.3
Mustafizur to Munro, no run

goes down the legside and Rahim is claiming a catch, must have been the pad because its not out and its not a wide...

46.2
1
Mustafizur to Santner, 1 run

gets a large stride in and drives the ball to wide mid-off, 16 needed off 22

46.1
Mustafizur to Santner, no run

good length ball from the bowler, Santner gets onto the front foot and defends the ball into the off-side

end of over 463 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 241/6CRR: 5.23 • RRR: 4.25 • Need 17 runs from 24b
Colin Munro4 (8)
Mashrafe Mortaza6-0-51-1
Rubel Hossain10-0-53-2

Batsmen crossed, Santner is on strike

45.6
W
Mortaza to Neesham, OUT

its hit hard towards the mid-wicket boundary and Mosaddek takes the catch. Is this about to get interesting.

James Neesham c Mosaddek Hossain b Mashrafe Mortaza 52 (48b 5x4 1x6) SR: 108.33
45.5
1
Mortaza to Munro, 1 run

tough chance there. It comes off the outside edge and lands just in front of Mustafizur at short third man. The type of ball that if you mis-judge it you can lose some teeth

45.4
Mortaza to Munro, no run

full ball, Munro hits the ball back down the pitch. Mortaza dives to the ground to stop the ball

45.3
Mortaza to Munro, no run

looks to cut the ball square on the off-side, goes straight to Mahmudullah at point and so they decide against it

45.2
1
Mortaza to Neesham, 1 run

Neesham only half pushes through the ball and it pops up back past the bowler, no fielder at mid-off to take the catch

45.1
1
Mortaza to Munro, 1 run

hits the ball out towards extra cover, sets off for the run. The throw comes into the non-strikers end and hits Munro as he makes his ground

end of over 456 runs
NZ: 238/5CRR: 5.28 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 20 runs from 30b
James Neesham51 (46)
Colin Munro2 (4)
Rubel Hossain10-0-53-2
Mehidy Hasan Miraz8-0-45-0

20 runs needed now for a NZ win, Mehedi continues

Or does he, Mortaza has decided to take over instead.

44.6
Rubel to Neesham, no run

has him tempted into pushing at the ball outside off-stump, doesn't get the edge and it goes through to the keeper

44.5
2
Rubel to Neesham, 2 runs

goes for a big pull and it flies over the top of the keeper, it lands safe just before the rope and that brings up his fifty!

44.4
Rubel to Neesham, no run

goes short and Neesham takes his eyes off the ball as it goes through to the keeper

44.3
2
Rubel to Neesham, 2 runs

drives the ball through the covers and it was alwaysd going to come back for the second

44.2
1
Rubel to Munro, 1 run

hits the ball towards point and sets off for the run. The throw is at the non-strikers end, if it had hit the stumps that would have been close

44.1
1lb
Rubel to Neesham, 1 leg bye

gets hit on the pad as the ball is going down the legside, huge appeal from the bowler. Umpire Gould is unmoved