Maiden centuries to Devon Conway and allrounder Daryl Mitchell lifted New Zealand to a 164-run win over Bangladesh within the third one-day cricket worldwide Friday and a 3-0 sweep of the series.
South Africa-born Conway made 126, together with a century from 95 balls, and shared a file 159-run partnership with Mitchell as New Zealand made 318-6 batting first after successful the toss. Mitchell took 17 runs from the fiftieth over to finish his century, in 92 balls, from the final supply of the innings.
Matt Henry then crashed via the Bangladesh high order, taking 3-13 from his first 4 overs to undermine the vacationers’ reply.
Bangladesh slumped to 26-3 when Trent Boult pulled off a spectacular catch at third man to dismiss Litton Das, and finally was all out for 154 within the forty third over.
Mahmudullah extended the innings with an unbeaten 76 for Bangladesh, and Jimmy Neesham returned career-best ODI figures of 5-27 for New Zealand.
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Earlier, Conway’s regular 110-ball innings led New Zealand’s rally after it had been 57-3 within the eleventh over.
Mitchell offered the drama on the finish along with his race towards time to succeed in his hundred.
He got here to the final over on 83 and hit three fours from the primary three balls from Mustafizur Rahman, the third from a no ball, to go to 95.
Mitchell and Mitchell Santner scrambled two runs from the following free hit however Mitchell managed solely a single to be 98 and off strike with two balls remaining.
Santner hit the following ball deep into the outfield and, making the most of the bottom’s broad boundaries, the pair sprinted via for 3 runs to deliver Mitchell again on strike.
He clipped the ultimate ball into the leg facet and the pair stretched a single into two, helped by a free throw from the sector.
“There was obviously a bit of running there and I was blowing a bit,” Mitchell stated.
“It was nice to get the job done and Dev (Conway) batted awesomely to get a score for us. For me it was just about being positive, trying to pick your moments to put pressure on them and try to get a bit of luck along the way.”
Conway’s century, his first for New Zealand in any format, adopted his unbeaten 99 in a Twenty20 worldwide towards Australia in February.
There is nothing showy about Conway’s model; he accentuates technical correctness over any form of flourish.
But he has grow to be a relentless run-maker in each home and worldwide cricket since transferring his allegiance from Gauteng and South Africa to Wellington and New Zealand in 2017.
Conway has been a fund of runs for New Zealand in white ball cricket since his debut in November, making 366 runs in 11 T20 internationals at a mean of 52.2 and now 225 runs in three one-day internationals at 75.
“I think for me it’s about trying to keep it nice and simple, keeping a positive mindset,” he stated. “Credit to Daryl, he came in and played his natural, positive game.”
Conway went to the crease on the sun-drenched Basin Reserve with New Zealand 44-1 within the eighth over after a sound opening partnership between Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls (18).
Guptill (26) was out quickly afterwards and Ross Taylor’s return to the New Zealand group after lacking the primary two matches of the series with a hamstring pressure wasn’t fruitful.
He was out for 7 within the eleventh over when New Zealand 57-3.
Conway started rebuilding the New Zealand innings in a 63-run fourth wicket partnership with stand-in captain Tom Latham, who made 18 earlier than falling to the primary ball from Soumya Sarkar.
Mitchell took time to ascertain himself, taking solely 9 runs from his first 23 balls earlier than launching a ball from Mehidy Hasan Miraz over mid-wicket for six. Mitchell and Conway solid a great partnership during which Conway offered solidity and regular accumulation and Mitchell was capable of hit out judiciously, reaching his half century from 63 balls.
Conway went to his century with an elevated reduce shot off Taskin Ahmed and his partnership with Mitchell turned New Zealand’s highest for the fifth wicket towards Bangladesh, and the very best for any wicket in a one-day worldwide on the Basin Reserve.
“The two guys (Conway and Mitchell) batted beautifully,” Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal stated. “They didn’t give us any possibilities.
“But sometimes the small things hurt you more, the dropped catches and run-out chances. New Zealand was exceptional throughout the series. We were just not good enough.”