New Zealand beat Bangladesh in third ODI: Here're records broken
New Zealand thrashed Bangladesh in the third ODI match played in Dunedin on Wednesday. The hosts inflicted a clean sweep over Bangladesh with this victory. Ross Taylor and Tim Southee were the chief architects in New Zealand's victory. The Kiwis scored 330/6 and then bundled out Bangladesh for 242. Here are the records broken.
New Zealand rode on fifties from Henry Nicholls (64), Ross Taylor (69) and Tom Latham (59) to get to a challenging score. Tim Southee (6/65) ripped apart the Bangladeshi top order. Sabbir Rahman scored a valiant 102, but that wasn't enough for the visitors.
Veteran batsman Ross Taylor became New Zealand's highest run-scorer in ODI cricket. His 81-ball 69 saw him get past the 8,000-run mark in the 50-over format (8,026). Taylor went past former Aussie skipper Michael Clarke (7,981 runs). He also overtook Stephen Fleming's previous record of 8,007 runs for the Kiwis. Taylor notched his 47th career ODI fifty.
Taylor, who made his ODI debut in 2006, reached the milestone in 203 innings at an average of 48.34. The 34-year-old became the fourth-fastest batsman to get to the mark, behind Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Sourav Ganguly. He also needs 12 more runs to surpass the overall tally of Fleming. The former Kiwi captain had also played for the ICC World XI.
Tim Southee notched his third five-wicket haul in ODI cricket. He now has 185 career ODI wickets to his name. Southee also got to a total of 22 ODI wickets against Bangladesh. His 6/65 is the second best figures by a bowler in ODIs between New Zealand and Bangladesh. It is also the best by a Kiwi international.
Sabbir Rahman became the third Bangladeshi batsman to score an ODI ton versus New Zealand. He joined Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan (two hundreds each). This was his maiden ODI career hundred as well in his 57th match. This was New Zealand's 13th consecutive win over Bangladesh in ODIs on home soil. Nicholls amassed his eighth ODI fifty and Latham got his 14th.
Mustafizur Rahman (2/93) has 77 ODI wickets. He is now the sixth highest wicket-taker for the Tigers in ODIs. He gave away the third most runs by a Bangladeshi bowler in an innings. Shafiul Islam (2/97 and 3/95) has conceded the most runs.