Broom sweeps away Bangladesh

New Zealand vs Bangladesh
251 (50 Ovs)
184/10 (42.4 Ovs)

New Zealand won the match by 67 runs and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series

12/29/2016

By Krunal Gandhi, MyCricketHighlights Cricket Writer

2nd ODI: New Zealand vs Bangladesh at Saxton Oval, Nelson, Dec 29 - 2016, Cricket Highlights.

There are very few occasions in a cricket match when captains from both the sides have picked up 3 wickets each. This unique scenario took place in the 2nd ODI between New Zealand and Bangladesh when Mashrafe Mortaza and Kane Williamson took 3-fors for their respective teams.

Being the premier bowler in his side, one expects Mortaza to pick up wickets, but what was surprising was to see was Williamson’s spell. The Kiwi captain brought himself on when Bangladesh were going at a decent rate in their chase of 252 and needed 126 to get from 22 overs with 7 wickets in hand. What turned out was a masterstroke from Williamson as he took 3 wickets in his 3 overs and floored the Bangladeshis. Interestingly, all his wickets came on the fourth ball of every over.

Williamson’s golden-arm turned out to be a game-changer for him and his team as Bangladesh failed to recover from the triple strike and were eventually bowled out for 184. It was a dramatic downfall for the visitors - considering that they were 112/3 at one stage – which resulted in them losing the match and also the series.

Earlier in the day, it was a fabulous effort from Neil Broom, who scored his maiden ODI hundred, which helped the Blackcaps to post a competitive total. Broom came out to bat when his side was in trouble, having lost the wickets of Guptill and Williamson for mere 37 runs on the board. Last match’s centurion, Tom Latham, too, was dismissed soon after and the pressure increased on Broom to deliver in this crunch situation. The 33-yr old didn’t disappoint as he built partnerships, first with Neesham and then with Ronchi, to pull his team out of trouble.

After Ronchi got dismissed in the 38th over, Broom was only left with Santner and the tail to take his team through and bat out the complete 50 overs. Santner, however, couldn’t provide much of the assistance, as he got out after making just 9.

With still 7 overs to go, Broom played intelligent cricket and continued playing orthodox cricketing shots, instead of going for the big hits. This doesn’t mean that he didn’t smash any fours or sixes. His innings of 109* comprised of 11 boundaries, 3 of which went sailing over the ropes. No doubt, he was rewarded with the MoM award for his brilliant century.

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  1. Martin Guptill
  2. Tom Latham
  3. Kane Williamson (c)
  4. Neil Broom
  5. James Neesham
  6. Colin Munro
  7. Luke Ronchi (wk)
  8. Mitchell Santner
  9. Tim Southee
  10. Lockie Ferguson
  11. Trent Boult

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  1. Tamim Iqbal
  2. Imrul Kayes
  3. Mahmudullah
  4. Shakib Al Hasan
  5. Nurul Hasan (wk)
  6. Sabbir Rahman
  7. Mosaddek Hossain Saikat
  8. Mashrafe Mortaza (c)
  9. Tanveer Haider
  10. Taskin Ahmed
  11. Subashis Roy

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