Williamson, Broom secure New Zealand's 3-0 sweep

New Zealand 239 for 2 (Broom 97, Williamson 95*) beat Bangladesh 236 for 9 (Tamim 59, Nurul 44, Santner 2-38) by eight wickets
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Neil Broom pulled off a stunning one-handed catch at short third man to spark Bangladesh’s collapse © Getty Images

Ninety-somethings from Kane Williamson and Neil Broom ensured New Zealand whitewashed Bangladesh with a crushing eight-wicket victory in the third ODI in Nelson. Their fluent 179-run stand, after Martill Guptill retired hurt on 6 because of a left hamstring strain, helped the hosts ace their chase of 237 with 52 balls to spare.

New Zealand were also aided by poor shot selection from Bangladesh, who suffered a collapse of 7 for 77 after opting to bat on a slow surface. After Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes put on 102 for the first wicket, their middle and lower order fell away. That the visitors lasted 50 overs and reached 236 for 9 was down to rookie Nurul Hasan’s cameo of 44 off 39 balls.

Mustafizur Rahman then trapped Tom Latham in front in his first over, and Bangladesh might have sensed an opening when Guptill retired hurt for 6 at the start of the third over in the chase.

Full report to follow

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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