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New Zealand defeated Bangladesh in the third one-day international to clinch the series 2-0

<p>With a seven-wicket victory in the last one-day international in Dhaka on Tuesday, New Zealand handed themselves the ideal boost before the World Cup by whitewashing Bangladesh in the three-match series 2-0.</p>
<p>Will Young and Adam Milne both had a standout performance with the bat and the ball. Young led New Zealand to 175-3 by smashing 70 off 80 balls.The hosts were limited to 171 in 34.3 overs at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium by Milne’s 4-34.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-205687″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-for-the-us-open-cup-final-lionel-messis-situation-is-uncertain-new-zealand-beat-ba-750×422.png” alt=”theindiaprint.com for the us open cup final lionel messis situation is uncertain new zealand beat ba” width=”1480″ height=”833″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-for-the-us-open-cup-final-lionel-messis-situation-is-uncertain-new-zealand-beat-ba-750×422.png 750w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-for-the-us-open-cup-final-lionel-messis-situation-is-uncertain-new-zealand-beat-ba-1024×576.png 1024w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-for-the-us-open-cup-final-lionel-messis-situation-is-uncertain-new-zealand-beat-ba-768×432.png 768w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-for-the-us-open-cup-final-lionel-messis-situation-is-uncertain-new-zealand-beat-ba-390×220.png 390w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-for-the-us-open-cup-final-lionel-messis-situation-is-uncertain-new-zealand-beat-ba-150×84.png 150w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-for-the-us-open-cup-final-lionel-messis-situation-is-uncertain-new-zealand-beat-ba.png 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 1480px) 100vw, 1480px” title=”New Zealand defeated Bangladesh in the third one-day international to clinch the series 2-0 9″></p>
<p>Najmul Hossain Shanto, the stand-in captain for Bangladesh, hit the most runs—76—but was unable to help the hosts to a respectable total due of a lack of assistance from the other end after choosing to bat first.</p>
<p>Despite losing Dean Foxcroft ((0) and Finn Allen (28) to successive deliveries from Shoriful Islam, New Zealand was able to easily surpass their mark because to Young and Henry Nicholls’ 81-run third-wicket stand.</p>
<p>Nasum Ahmed, a left-arm spinner, bowled Young when New Zealand was already well in charge.</p>
<p>With a single off Mahmudullah Riyad, Nicholls, who had scored 44 and 49 runs in the previous two games, went on to score 50 runs this time.</p>
<p>With 91 balls remaining, Tom Blundell (23 not out) struck a boundary to send New Zealand home.</p>
<p>Milne, who was playing his first match of the series, was praised earlier by Cole McConchie and Trent Boult for grabbing 2-18 and 2-33, respectively, to deny Bangladesh any significant momentum in the match.</p>
<p>The second game was won by the Kiwis by 86 runs on Saturday. The Kiwis had lost the previous two series in Bangladesh by scores of 4-0 in 2010 and 3-0 in 2013. The first match was washed out by rain.</p>
<p>“The World Cup is just around the corner — to come up with the first win since 2008 is great,” said Young, the player of the game, at a briefing after the game.</p>
<p>This group has a lot of fun together, he said, and we get along great.</p>
<p>Young expressed his optimism that the circumstances the Kiwis would encounter in India when the World Cup began on October 5 even if he was unable to forecast them.</p>
<p>When the series was on the line, Bangladesh reinstated mainstays Najmul, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Shoriful Islam after originally resting crucial players. But it didn’t really help them perform better.</p>
<p>For the first time as the captain of Bangladesh, Najmul held down one end as he reached his sixth ODI fifty, while wickets continued to tumble frequently from the other end.</p>
<p>Najmul said that “our batsmen didn’t score big runs.” “Hopefully, batters will bat long and responsibly next time.”</p>
<p>Bangladesh was reduced to 35-3 by Milne and Boult’s early strikes before Najmul and Mushfiqur provided a short bulwark with a 53-run fourth wicket partnership.</p>
<p>New Zealand regained the lead when Mushfiqur was dismissed by Lockie Ferguson for 18 runs, and the tourists never lost it again.</p>
<p>Najmul, a left-hander who smashed 10 fours in his 84-ball innings, was dismissed by McConchie with his second delivery of the day, thereby ending Bangladesh’s chances of posting a competitive total.</p>
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