In the third and final one-day international match between Bangladesh and New Zealand, which took place on Tuesday at the Sher-e-Bangla national Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh’s captain Najmul Hossain Shanto struck a fifty but the Tigers were bowled out for 171.
Shanto reached his fifth fifty in one-day internationals with a score of 76 off 84 balls, which included 10 fours. He also broke the record for the maximum amount of runs scored by a Bangladesh player in his ODI leadership debut, surpassing Aminul Islam Bulbul’s 70-run knock that was scored against India in 1998. This record had been held by Aminul Islam Bulbul.
The New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne, who is playing in his first encounter of the series, was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped four wickets for 34 runs, while Trent Boult and Cole McConchie each picked up two. Cole McConchie and Trent Boult each picked up two.
After the first match in the series was rained out owing to weather, the second one-day international was played, and the Blackcaps won it by 86 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series.