Neil Broom century helps New Zealand beat Bangladesh to sweep ODI series
Middle-order batsman Neil scores maiden unbeaten ton as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 67 runs to take 2-0 lead in three-match one-day series
New Zealand’s Neil Broom sweeps one en route his unbeaten 109 during the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh in Nelson this morning. Pics/AFP
Nelson: Neil Broom’s maiden century and the self-belief of Kane Williamson gave New Zealand a 67-run victory over Bangladesh to take the second one-day international and the series here this morning.
Bangladesh suffered a dramatic meltdown when they were cruising towards what should have been a comfortable victory after Broom’s unbeaten 109 was the only significant score in New Zealand’s 251.
The tourists reached 104 for one in the 23rd over and were all out for 184 by the 43rd, losing their last nine wickets for 80 runs.
The win, following New Zealand’s 77-run victory in the first match, gives the home side an unbeatable 2-0 lead with one match remaining, also in Nelson, on Saturday.
NZ’s Kane Williamson celebrates the dismissal of Bangladesh’s Mosaddek Hossain with wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi this morning
With New Zealand’s frontline bowlers struggled for consistency at the start of the Bangladesh innings, skipper and part-time spinner Williamson put himself into the attack as the seventh bowler and claimed three for 22 with his looping off-breaks.
It was the breakthrough New Zealand needed after Imrul Kayes (59), Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman (38) had given Bangladesh a solid start to their chase.
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