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3rd Match, Dublin, May 17, 2017, Ireland Tri-Nation Series
(47.3/50 ov, T:258) 258/6

New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
52 (48) & 2/68
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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh 257/9(50 overs)
3/31 (10)
2/40 (10)
New Zealand 258/6(47.3 overs)

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.

Mortaza to Munro, 1 run

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

Mortaza to Munro, FOUR runs

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

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
Mitchell Santner5 (3b 1x4)
Colin Munro9 (11b 1x4)
Mustafizur Rahman 9-1-33-2
Mashrafe Mortaza 6-0-51-1
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

Mustafizur to Munro, 1 run

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

Mustafizur to Munro, FOUR runs

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

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...

Mustafizur to Santner, 1 run

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

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
Colin Munro4 (8b)
Mashrafe Mortaza 6-0-51-1
Rubel Hossain 10-0-53-2

Batsmen crossed, Santner is on strike

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
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

Mortaza to Munro, no run

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

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

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

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
James Neesham51 (46b 5x4 1x6)
Colin Munro2 (4b)
Rubel Hossain 10-0-53-2
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 8-0-45-0

20 runs needed now for a NZ win, Mehedi continues

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

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

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!

Rubel to Neesham, no run

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

Rubel to Neesham, 2 runs

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

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

Match details
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 3868
Hours of play (local time)10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15 Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30
Match days17 May 2017 - day (50-over match)
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Match Referee
PointsNew Zealand 4, Bangladesh 0
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