New Zealand sealed a one-day international series whitewash over Bangladesh with a resounding 88-run win in Dunedin on Wednesday.

Ross Taylor (69), Henry Nicholls (64) and Tom Latham (59) helped the Black Caps to 330-6 after they were put in to bat in the third ODI.

Taylor made history with his innings, going past Stephen Fleming as New Zealand's all-time leading run-scorer in the 50-over format.

Bangladesh were never in the chase, Tim Southee (6-65) reducing the tourists to 2-3 as they were all out for 242 as the Black Caps sealed a 3-0 series win despite a fine innings from Sabbir Rahman (102).

After opting to bowl first, Bangladesh made a solid start as Mashrafe Mortaza (1-51) trapped Colin Munro (8) in front.

Coming off two centuries this series, Martin Guptill fell for 29 – but it took a special piece of fielding to dismiss the opener.

Tamim Iqbal had to throw the ball into the air as he overbalanced over the boundary at long on, jumping back into play to complete the catch off Mohammad Saifuddin (1-48).

Taylor and Nicholls steadied New Zealand, the former bringing up 8,000 ODI runs before passing Fleming's record, as they combined for a 92-run stand.

Nicholls and Taylor both fell short of tons but the Black Caps still managed to take 106 off the final 10 overs.

Latham, Jimmy Neesham (37 off 24) and Colin de Grandhomme (37 off 15) helped the hosts to a massive total.

Bangladesh's hopes of a successful chase were ripped apart by Southee, who struck three times in his first two overs.

Tamim (0) carelessly edged the paceman through to Latham before Southee bowled Soumya Sarkar (0).

Liton Das (1) was then trapped lbw, before Trent Boult (2-37) and De Grandhomme (1-18) got in on the act, dismissing Mushfiqur Rahim (17) and Mahmudullah (16) respectively.

Sabbir and Saifuddin (44) combined for a 101-run sixth-wicket partnership, but Boult returned to break that and end the tourists' slim chances.

But Sabbir, dropped by Lockie Ferguson when he was yet to get off the mark, notched a maiden international century to frustrate New Zealand.

Southee helped clean up the lower-order, with Guptill taking a fabulous diving catch to dismiss Mehidy Hasan (37) late in the victory.

Ross Taylor became New Zealand's all-time leading run-scorer in one-day internationals during Wednesday's encounter against Bangladesh.

Taylor, 34, went past 8,000 ODI runs and then eclipsed Stephen Fleming's record of 8,007 for the Black Caps.

The right-hander needed 51 in the third ODI in Dunedin to get past Fleming and he reached the milestone by whipping Mehidy Hasan to fine leg for a single.

In his 218th ODI, Taylor fell for 69, moving onto 8,026 runs in the format at an average of 48.34.

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult and Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah have been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) over separate incidents during the second ODI in Christchurch on Saturday. 

Boult lost 15 per cent of his match fee for twice using "audible obscene words" when the Black Caps were bowling. 

Mahmudullah, meanwhile, has been fined 10 per cent for striking a picket fence with his bat at Hagley Oval following his dismissal. 

In addition, the duo each receive one demerit point apiece - a first offence for both men. 

New Zealand won the game by eight wickets to wrap up the series ahead of the final instalment in Dunedin on Wednesday.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson lauded the Black Caps for another ruthless performance after sealing a one-day international series win over Bangladesh.

The Black Caps took a 2-0 lead in the three-match series after an eight-wicket victory in Christchurch on Saturday.

Martin Guptill (118) and Williamson (65 not out) saw the hosts easily past their target of 227 with 83 balls to spare.

The display pleased Williamson, who praised his bowlers for taking advantage of favourable early conditions.

"Another clinical performance from us, which is sort of what we're wanting, what we're asking," he told Sky Sport.

"Guys are coming out and playing their roles.

"I thought the lads in the first half with the ball in hand were outstanding. There was a little bit there for us with the overcast conditions and we did get a bit out of the surface, which was nice, and we were able to take those regular wickets which is important."

Guptill's century was his 16th in ODIs, moving level with Nathan Astle and second only to Ross Taylor (20) for most for his nation.

The opener, who also scored a ton in the series opener, said his focus was on contributing for the Black Caps.

"You always go out there and do your best for the team first," Guptill told Sky Sport.

"Those sort of milestones come as a byproduct of that."

The final match of the ODI series is in Dunedin on Wednesday.

Martin Guptill led New Zealand to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh to seal a one-day international series victory on Saturday.

Guptill (118) helped the Black Caps reach their target of 227 comfortably at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

Kane Williamson made an unbeaten 65 as New Zealand won the second ODI to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series, getting to their target in the 37th over.

Bangladesh earlier struggled in cloudy conditions, fighting to 226 all out after being reduced to 93-5 despite some poor fielding by the hosts.

The Black Caps opted to bowl in rainy conditions and Trent Boult (1-49) struck early, removing Liton Das (1).

A brief rain delay in the fifth over slowed New Zealand down, but the tourists were quickly in massive trouble, Matt Henry (1-30) trapping Tamim Iqbal (5) lbw.

But the hosts endured some difficulties in the field, dropping several catches, including Ross Taylor putting down Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun.

Taylor did hold onto a chance from Soumya Sarkar (22) off the wayward Colin de Grandhomme (1-25), while Mushfiqur (24) and Mahmudullah (7) fell relatively cheaply.

The drop off Mithun did hurt the Black Caps as he made 57 having been put down on five, although he suffered a hamstring injury during his innings.

Sabbir Rahman (43) and Mithun combined for a 75-run partnership that helped Bangladesh steady, but their total never looked enough, particularly after Guptill made another flying start.

Coming off an unbeaten century in Napier, Guptill helped the Black Caps make a good start alongside Henry Nicholls (14).

Guptill and Williamson then put on 143 for the second wicket, ensuring New Zealand's victory was never in doubt.

The hard-hitting opener notched his 16th ODI century – the equal second most for the Black Caps – before falling to Mustafizur Rahman (2-42), the hosts sealing a series win before the final match in Dunedin on Wednesday.

Martin Guptill's unbeaten century led New Zealand to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first match of the one-day international series.

The hosts dominated in Napier as Bangladesh failed to bat for the full 50 overs and were bowled out for 232, which represented a recovery after they had slumped to 42-4.

With Trent Boult (3-40) and Mitchell Santner (3-45) having done the damage with the ball, Guptill took the lead with the bat as he finished 117 not out off 116 deliveries to account for more than half of his team's total.

Bangladesh will look to level the three-match series when the two meet again in Christchurch on Friday.

It was evident the tourists were set for a struggle when Tamim Iqbal (5) fell to a deceptive Boult outswinger in the second over.

That set the tone for the opening overs as Liton Das (1) and Mushfiqur Rahim (5) went cheaply, while Soumya Sarkar's promising start was halted when Matt Henry had him caught and bowled for 30.

The most significant contribution came from Mohammad Mithun, whose 62 helped Bangladesh reach a moderately competitive total that was also boosted by Mohammad Saifuddin's 41.

However, it was a target the Black Caps had no trouble in chasing down and they had three figures on the board before Mehidy Hasan bowled Henry Nicholls (53) for Bangladesh's first breakthrough.

It did little to stifle New Zealand's progress and captain Kane Williamson (11) was the only other wicket to fall, with Guptill and Ross Taylor (45 not out) the men to see the Black Caps home.

Guptill – who chalked up his 15th ODI century – hit a huge six down the ground to level the scores and the single that followed confirmed victory with 33 balls to spare.

Shakib Al Hasan will miss Bangladesh's one-day international series against New Zealand due to a fractured finger. 

The all-rounder was struck by a short ball from Thisara Perera in the Bangladesh Premier League final on Friday and will play no part in the 50-over games against the Black Caps. 

It is not yet clear if Shakib will be available for the Test leg of the tour to New Zealand, with a three-match series following on after the one-dayers. 

Bangladesh Cricket Board chief physician Dr Debashis Chowdhury said: "An X-ray was done after the match and the results have confirmed a fracture on the left ring finger. 

"The affected area will now have to be immobilised for around three weeks." 

Bangladesh and New Zealand get the series started in Napier next Wednesday.

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill is set to return for the Black Caps' one-day international series against Bangladesh.

Guptill is in the squad for the three-game ODI series, pending a fitness test on Sunday, the Black Caps announced on Saturday.

The 32-year-old batsman was ruled out of the Twenty20 series against India with an aggravated disc in his lower back but Guptill is in line to return in Napier on Wednesday.

Guptill will partner Henry Nicholls atop the order if passed fit, while Colin Munro will replace captain Kane Williamson in the third game as the New Zealand skipper takes a pre-planned rest.

"It's an exciting time for the players and coaches alike as we look to sign-off our home summer of white-ball cricket," said New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen.

"Undoubtedly the World Cup is looming large, but we're very much focused on the series ahead and the type of cricket we want to play.

"We're delighted to have Martin back on the park for this series; he's a world-class player and an integral part of our one-day side.

"He and Henry did a good job opening up in Hamilton against India and they're a combination we want to see some more of in this series, before Colin returns to the top for the third game with Kane resting."

 

New Zealand ODI squad: Kane Williamson (c) (Games one and two), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro (Game three), Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee.

Tamim Iqbal blasted a sensational unbeaten 141 to inspire Comilla Victorians to glory in Friday's Bangladesh Premier League final against Dhaka Dynamites. 

The Bangladesh opener crunched 10 fours and a remarkable 11 sixes from his 61 deliveries as the Victorians posted 199-3 before securing victory by 17 runs, the Dynamites mustering 182-9 in reply. 

Dhaka thought they had removed Tamim for 33 in the ninth over when Andre Russell attempted a low diving catch, only for replays to show no clear evidence that the chance was taken cleanly. 

And Tamim's innings really took off in the 15th over as he hammered Rubel Hossain for 22 runs from just five balls, while Russell was also dispatched for two fours and two sixes in the 17th, as the left-hander brought up three figures from only 50 deliveries. 

Shakib Al Hasan was taken for a six and a four to end the next over, and Tamim added further maximums off Rubel and Russell as the innings drew to a close.

Dhaka's chase suffered a catastrophic start when Sunil Narine was run out for a diamond duck, Mohammad Saifuddin's underarm throw catching the West Indies spinner short of his ground.

A second-wicket stand of 102 between Rony Talukdar (66) and Upul Tharanga (48) had the Dynamites well up with the rate, but wickets fell regularly thereafter as the day belonged to Tamim and the Victorians, who were crowned champions for a second time.

Evin Lewis smashed an unbeaten century as the Comilla Victorians defeated the Khula Titans by 80 runs to move to the top of the Bangladesh Premier League on Monday.

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will have to enter at the group stage of the 2020 T20 World Cup, with Afghanistan earning direct qualification to the Super 12s.

The top 10 sides in the Twenty20 world rankings earn an automatic place in the tournament, which will be held in Australia, and they will be joined by six qualifiers.

However, only the top eight go straight through to the Super 12s, with the ninth and 10th-ranked sides at the cut-off required to compete in the groups along with the qualifiers.

Ranked eighth in the world, Afghanistan will avoid the group stage for the first time in their history, while Sri Lanka - champions in 2014 - face an elongated path to what they hope will be a fourth final.

"It is a bit disappointing that we have not been able to ensure a direct Super 12s berth but I'm confident that we will do well in the tournament," Sri Lanka captain Lasith Malinga told the ICC.

"Having played three finals and winning once, it is natural that everyone expected us to finish in the top eight but we have to take the opportunity in the extra matches of the group stage and prepare well for the knockout matches."

Bangladesh have never reached the last four of the tournament, but skipper Shakib Al Hasan has high hopes for 2020.

"We have not secured a direct Super 12s berth but I'm confident that we will do well in the tournament by going through the group stage," he said.

"We are a side capable of beating the best on our day and I see no reason why we can't go far in the tournament. There is still some time and we will use it to be at our best for the T20 World Cup.

"We won a T20 series against the West Indies, the world champions, in their backyard not so long ago. That performance has given us a lot of belief in our Twenty20 capabilities."

Windies pacer Sheldon Cottrell will reportedly replace fellow fast bowler Oshane Thomas in the Rangpur Riders squad for the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after the latter, after an agreement with Cricket West Indies did not apply for a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the regional body. 

The 21-year-old Thomas was drafted by the Rangpur Riders in the October BPL draft and was expected to line-up alongside veteran batting star Chris Gayle for the new season.  The competition is expected to bowl off on January 5 and run through to February 9.

The bowler has, however, been refused permission to take part in the competition by Cricket West Indies (CWI) Thomas is currently a part of the Jamaica squad for this season’s regional four-day competition, which got under way in early December.  Though the Windies are yet to name a squad for the upcoming England tour, but the bowler could also feature at some point during that series that will begin on January 23.  Thomas featured for the West Indies in both recent Asian tours against India and Bangladesh, while Cottrell featured for the team during the Bangladesh series.  Cottrell claimed seven wickets in the three-match T20 series.

The Rangpur Riders, the competition’s defending champions will also add Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean Williams to the squad.

Umpire Tanvir Ahmed the official, who drew the ire of Windies captain Carlos Brathwaite, after several questionable calls during the team’s decisive T20I against Bangladesh, has apologised for some of the decisions.

Ahmed caused plenty of controversy on Saturday after twice calling Windies pacer Oshane Thomas for a no ball.  The umpire deemed Thomas to have overstepped the crease in the final ball of the fourth over, as Bangladesh chased 191.  Ahmed had also called a no-ball on the previous delivery.  Both calls resulted in free hits, which saw the balls dispatched for a pair of sixes.

The West Indies went to win the match by 50 runs but Brathwaite was far from a happy man.  The second no-ball call led the Windies captain to protest against the decision, which held up play for about eight minutes.  Ahmed has since apologised for the errors.

"In terms of a no-ball, there is always the issue of the foot and the line being close to each other," Tanvir told Prothom Alo. "And if the bowler jumps quickly, there are occasions when it is difficult to spot it. I am new to international cricket, I made a mistake.

"If you look at my past, I don't have a bad history. It was one mistake. Inshallah, I will come back well. Every person has good days and bad days. Yesterday I had a bad day. The match just ended yesterday. I am not focusing on anything else. I am thinking about my mistake."

West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite will accept any sanctions that come his way after holding up play to question incorrect no-ball calls during the third Twenty20 against Bangladesh.

Umpire Tanvir Ahmed ruled West Indies paceman Oshane Thomas had twice overstepped the front line in the early stages of the home side's run chase in Mirpur.

However, on each occasion television replays showed the umpire had mistakenly penalised the bowler, with the second call seeing Bangladesh batsman Liton Das reprieved after chipping a catch to mid-off.

Both free-hits were hit for six and, after being informed of the errors by the dressing room, Brathwaite spoke to Tanvir and fellow on-field official Masudur Rahman before holding a conversation with match referee Jeff Crowe on the edge of the outfield, delaying proceedings for around eight minutes.

The tourists' skipper revealed after the game - which West Indies won by 50 runs to clinch a 2-1 series victory - how he had spoken to Crowe about the standard of officiating after the previous game, during which they had twice successfully overturned lbw decisions with the assistance of the review system.

Tanvir had also been on duty on Thursday, along with Gazi Sohel. All three T20 fixtures were officiated by umpires from Bangladesh.

"Sanctions may come and go, but if you don't stand for something, you fall for everything," Brathwaite told the media after the game.

"If the sanctions are to be handed, I would gladly take it. My team-mates need to be stood up for and as the captain of the ship, I will stand up for them.

"I went to the match referee after the second game. I didn't think the 50-50 decisions were going in our favour. Those decisions went for Bangladesh.

"I never ever want to accuse someone of cheating. I will stop short of that. They are professionals as well. I don't think they would go out there to be biased or, for lack of a better word, cheat.

"I didn't accuse them of cheating but I made my point clear to the match referee that every 50-50 decision in the ODI series and T20I series up to that point went against us.

"Traditionally, we haven't played the best cricket, whether red or white ball. But I found that every time I have been playing for the West Indies, the decisions have hampered us. It happened earlier in the fourth over, so a point needed to be made."

Brathwaite did praise Crowe for his patience while also insisting he had no intention of taking his team off the field at any stage.

"I must commend the match referee," he added. "After we had some stern words, it was resolved. We worked too hard for my team to walk off the field or forfeit the game or series.

"The decision was to stay on, fight on and finish the game."

Keemo Paul claimed the best Twenty20 international figures for a West Indies bowler to seal a series victory over Bangladesh after a devastating innings from Evin Lewis in Mirpur.

The Tigers won the Test and ODI series' against the Windies, but the tourists gained a measure of revenge on Saturday.

Lewis blasted 89 off only 36 balls - including eight sixes - as West Indies posted 190 all out in the decider, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman and Mahmudullah taking three wickets apiece.

Paul then took centre stage with magnificent figures of 5-15 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 140, Liton Das top scoring with 43 after an early stroke of luck when he was caught in the deep but a no-ball was wrongly called for the second time in the over.

Lewis took no time to get his eye in, smashing Abu Hider for four sixes down the ground in a third over which cost 27 runs after Shakib won the toss and put West Indies in.

Shakib (3-37) ended an opening stand of 76 by cleaning up Shai Hope (23), but Lewis brought up his half-century from only 18 balls in a brutal onslaught.

The clean-striking Lewis looked set for a third T20 international hundred, but missed out when he was bowled by Mahmudullah in the 10th over attempting a slog-sweep.

West Indies - who handed a debut to Sherfane Rutherford - lost their way after the opener departed, Nicholas Pooran's 29 the only other notable contribution as the Tigers hit back well.

There was controversy early in Bangladesh's run chase when umpire Tanvir Ahmed twice called no-ball in an over from Oshane Thomas despite the paceman having part of his foot behind the line, the second giving Das a let-off after he was caught in the deep.

Both free hits were dispatched for six to add insult to injury, ensuring Thomas' over cost 30 runs, but Fabian Allen removed Soumya Sarkar in the next over and Shakib first ball to soften the blow after the Windies had protested with the umpires.

Bangladesh were 89-7 in the 10th when Paul removed Das and Ariful Haque in successive balls and Hider's quickfire 22 was in vain as the hosts fell well short.

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