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New Zealand Whitewash Bangladesh To Wrap Cricket World Cup 2023 Preparation

New Zealand gave themselves an ideal enhance forward of the World Cup by whitewashing Bangladesh within the three-match sequence 2-0, with a seven wickets win within the closing one-day worldwide in Dhaka on Tuesday. Will Younger and Adam Milne starred with bat and ball respectively, with Younger hitting 70 off 80 balls to information New Zealand to 175-3. Milne’s 4-34 restricted the hosts to 171 in 34.3 overs at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Stadium. Stand-in skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto scored highest with 76 runs for Bangladesh, however was unable to present the hosts a aggressive rating with an absence of help from the opposite finish after he opted to bat first.

New Zealand made mild of their goal regardless of dropping Finn Allen (28) and Dean Foxcroft (0) to Shoriful Islam in consecutive balls, as Younger placed on 81 runs with in-form Henry Nicholls for the third wicket.

By the point left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed bowled Younger, New Zealand had been effectively in management.

Nicholls, who made 44 and 49 runs within the earlier two matches, went on to finish 50 this time, with a single off Mahmudullah Riyad.

Tom Blundell (23 not out) hit a boundary to take New Zealand dwelling, with 91 balls to spare.

Cole McConchie and Trent Boult earlier complemented Milne, who was taking part in his first match of the sequence, claiming 2-18 and 2-33 respectively to disclaim Bangladesh any severe momentum within the contest.

The Kiwis, who misplaced the earlier two sequence in Bangladesh 4-0 in 2010 and 3-0 in 2013, gained the second match by 86 runs on Saturday. The primary match was washed out by rain.

“The World Cup is simply across the nook — to provide you with the primary win since 2008 is nice,” stated Younger, the person of the match, in a briefing afterwards.

“This group performs quite a bit collectively, we gel effectively and it is lots of enjoyable,” he added.

Younger stated that whereas he couldn’t predict what situations the Kiwis would face in India when the World Cup opens on October 5, he hoped “it is much like these”.

Bangladesh initially rested key gamers however, with the sequence at stake, they introduced again stalwarts Najmul, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shoriful Islam. Nevertheless, it did little to enhance their efficiency.

Najmul, main Bangladesh for the primary time, held down one finish to attain his fifth ODI fifty however wickets saved falling repeatedly from the opposite finish.

“Our batsmen did not rating huge runs,” Najmul stated. “Hopefully, subsequent time batters take accountability and bat lengthy.”

Milne and Boult struck early to scale back Bangladesh to 35-3, earlier than Najmul and Mushfiqur supplied a quick resistance with a 53-run fourth wicket stand.

Mushfiqur’s dismissal to Lockie Ferguson for 18 put New Zealand again on prime and the guests didn’t lose the momentum once more.

McConchie ended any actual likelihood of Bangladesh lodging a combating rating by dismissing Najmul along with his second ball of the day, with the left-hander hitting 10 fours in his 84-ball innings.

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