Match Details

BAN vs NZ 3rd ODI, NZ vs BAN 2023

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New Zealand won by 7 wickets 🏆
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H Nicholls Logo
H Nicholls Jersy
4s: 4
6s: 1
T Blundell Logo
T Blundell Jersy
4s: 3
6s: 0
M Riyad Logo
M Riyad Jersy



M Riyad

Econ: 6.52
32nd Over:
= 8
33rd Over:
= 13
Last Over:
= 11
This Over:
= 9

Player of the Match

Will Young Logo
Will Young Jersy
Will Young
New Zealand
NZNZ - 2nd Innings
10 Over 4749
15 Over 7071
20 Over 9493
25 Over 118105
30 Over 131133
BANBAN - 1st Innings
10 Over 4562
20 Over 107109
30 Over 157164
35 Over 188171


Inn 1
Inn 2
Done and dusted with the ODI series. New Zealand claims a 2-0 win. This marks an end to the in-match preparations for both teams ahead of the blockbuster next month. The Kiwis will be back in the Bangladesh soil after the World Cup for a Test series starting November 28. 

So, this is me, Arijit Kundu with the finishing duties from the coverage. It was an absolute pleasure to bring forth the time-to-time updates in this space. Shoutout to my teammates- co-commentator, Hitesh Peddurwar and scorer/analyst Zeeshan Naiyer who were a crucial part of this coverage.

Eat, Sleep, Stick to this network, Repeat!!
So, before we sign off we have something for all of you tuned in.

Hott off the Press: Bangladesh announced their squad for the upcoming Cricket World Cup
that slates next month. No Tamim Iqbal 😱

Here's a look at it:

Bangladesh Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das (vc), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.
Time for the Kiwis to get behind the winner's banner and celebrate the moment. A brilliant series win for the Kiwis who clinch an ODI series in Bangladesh after 15 years.

Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand Captain): “Certainly, we are chuffed with the way we did. Some ups and downs along the way but the boys were brilliant throughout the two games. Yeah, look, the way Bangladesh batted in the first 25 overs we were under the pressure. The bowlers came back well. We bowled well, Milne with the four wickets, the group stepped up really well. As a group, it is very pleasing when the boys step up as a team.

For sure, as we have mentioned this week, they were well up for a series win. We can take the learnings from here and continue it in the next series.”
Henry Nicholls(Player of the Series): "Yeah, it's definitely pleasing. It's very different conditions for us, but we have been here a couple of years before for the T20s. The wickets here can be tough at times, but as a batting group, we have managed to adapt to the conditions.

The job our bowlers did was amazing, the way Adam Milne came in and bowled today, and Trent Boult too. The small total allowed me to take some time and Will Young was batting the way he does. When you play international cricket going out and playing is a big test.  It's tough winning the series here in Bangladesh, the boys put up a good show and we did well in all three games."
Player of the Series: Henry Nicholls

Will Young (Player of the Match): "To come away with a win against Bangladesh probably since 2008 really feels good. At different times of the year, this group plays well. We were here in Bangladesh a couple of year ago. This group plays very well and gives us tough competition.

The condition in India might be similar to India and this will help us gain confidence, the two wins. Yeah thank you."

Player of the Match: Will Young
Najmul Hossain Shanto(Bangladesh Skipper): "Yeah, absolutely, I think our batters didn't go for big runs, everyone got the start but we failed to put on a good score. We are not worrying too much about batting, we know that we are capable of batting for a long. For me, if I had batted till the end, then things would have been different. We failed to put up a good partnership. Everyone needs to take responsibility. We need to take one game at a time and gain the confidence. Everyone is prepared well and we are looking forward for the World Cup."
7:58 IST, 8:28 Local Time: It's time for the post-match presentation ceremony.....
7:43 PM IST, 8:13 PM Local Time: A comprehensive victory for New Zealand away from home and they seal the three-match series 2-0. This New Zealand's first win on Bangladesh soil in the ODI format since 2008.

The Black Caps arrived into the series riding on the back of an ODI series loss against England in England. To win a series without a lot of their first-choice cricketers would mean a lot to this Kiwi side. This also marks the first series win for Lockie Ferguson as a captain.

Arriving for a chase of 172 runs, openers- Finn Allen and Will Young gave a very good start to the visitors. The wicketkeeper batter struck three magnificent boundaries in the first over but was challenged in the next couple of overs by the pacers Hasan Mahmud and Shoriful Islam. The pair struck some elegant shots along the way and glued 49 runs for the opening stand. 

Shoriful was brought for a second burst at the final over of the first powerplay and it paid dividends for Bangladesh Tigers. He toppled Allen and debutant, Dean Foxcroft on back-to-back deliveries to peg back pressure at the Black Caps.

Young and Henry Nicholls steadied the ship with a defensive approach. Nicholls seemed very watchful in his attempts and negated runs at a slow pace. However charismatic strokes from Young kept the momentum going and Bangladesh were put against the wall on their homeland. The pair nicely shepherded against pace and spin, tailoring 81 runs for the third wicket. 

When Nasum Ahmed fragmented the stand it was too late. The heroes of the last match- Tom Blundell and Nicholls avoided any further hiccups and raced past the finishing line with 15.1 balls to spare.

Earlier, Bangladesh experienced a bumpy start after winning the toss and electing to bat, as the fearsome Trent Boult and Adam Milne tore through their top order. Milne, back from injury, dismissed debutant Zakir Hasan in the second over while Boult struck in the follow-up over, removing starter Tanzid Hasan.

Towhid Hridoy stepped up at no. 4 and played some elegant strokes along with interim skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto playing his natural game at the other end. The former’s innings came to a climax after Milne got the better of him within the powerplay.

The middle order contributed in bits and pieces and failed to support Shanto in his brilliant comeback knock of 76 off 84. It was just a matter of time before the spinners and pacers complemented each other to fold Bangladesh for 171 in 34.3 overs. Adam Milne was the pick of the bowlers with a four-wicket haul, followed by a couple from Trent Boult and Cole McConchie. Ravindra and Ferguson bagged one each.
34.5 M Riyad to T Blundell
4 FOUR!!!! Flighted delivery on the fuller length outside the off-stump line, turning into the batter, Blundell comes down the track and tries to steer it down towards the long-on region, but he gets beaten on the inside edge. The keeper fails to collect the ball and the ball runs down towards the fence. There was a stumping chance but the keeper failed to collect the ball. The umpire didn't signal it as a bye, he thought that Blundell may have got a feather on it. New Zealand have won this game by 7 wickets and they have sealed the series with 2-0.
34.4 M Riyad to T Blundell
0 Good length delivery on the middle stump line, Blundell defends it back to the bowler.
34.3 M Riyad to T Blundell
0 Fuller length delivery on the middle stump line, Blundell tries to defend it but inside edge onto his pads.
Henry Nicholls reaches his fifty. This is his slowest fifty in ODIs. The scores are leveled now.
34.2 M Riyad to H Nicholls
1 Fuller length delivery on the middle stump line, Nicholls comes down the track and drives it towards mid-on to get a single.