Kane Williamson and middle-order batsman Neil Broom torn visitor’s bowling apart as New Zealand won the third ODI by eight wickets to complete whitewash over Bangladesh. Chasing a target of 237 to win the final match of the series, both players scored 179 runs for the second wicket to seal a comfortable victory for the Black Caps.
Williamson finished with 95 not out off 116 balls with the help of nine fours and one six, whereas Broom finished the innings with the top score of run-a-ball 97, which included 12 boundaries and one six. For Bangladesh, left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman was the only bowler among the wickets, as he finished with the figures of two for 32 in his 9.2 overs.
Earlier, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and opted to bat first. The visitors had a brilliant start to their innings, courtesy 102-run opening partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Keyes. However, the side from the sub-continent failed to capitalize on a bright start, and kept losing wickets at a regular interval.
Mortaza’s men finished the innings with the score of 236 for nine in their allotted 50 overs, as Tamim finished with the top score of 59 off 88 balls. For Kiwis, left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner and right-arm pacer Matt Henry picked two wickets each.
For his brilliant captaincy, which followed by his match-winning innings, Williamson was awarded man of the match. Both teams will now travel to Napier to play first match of three-T20I series starting from January 3rd.