New Zealand aim for 3-0 whitewash against Bangladesh at Nelson

Hosts New Zealand will look to inflict a whitewash on frail Bangladesh when they play the final game at Nelson on 31st December.

The game is virtually a dead rubber as the result will have no bearing on the series as hosts did win the second game against Bangladesh at very same ground by 67 runs. Black Caps have suffered a lean run in the shorter format at the start of season and would look to capitalize on the opportunity to go all out to win the last game and whitewash Bangladesh in the series.

Bangladesh did all the right things as they fielded first and restricted Kiwis to a modest total of 251 runs. The visitors did get off to a good start and were cruising at one stage before calamity struck as they lost clump of wickets to fold for 184 runs. New Zealand’s man of the moment was Neil Broom who played a superb knock under pressure. He kept a pro-active approach at the crease in his innings to notch up his maiden hundred while the rest of batting did not produce any noteworthy contributions.

Broom’s innings turned to be decisive factor in the game as hosts New Zealand completed their second win over Bangladesh. Imrul Kayes did perform well for Bangladesh as he scored 59 runs. Kane Williamson was the man with golden arm as he took three wickets in a space of few overs to see Bangladesh lose the way and end up 67 run short of the target.

Jeetan Patel might be included in New Zealand lineup for the game against Bangladesh as the hosts will try to execute their best play to end the year on a high with 3-0 win over the visitors.

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