Ross Taylor hopes the runs will continue to flow for "a few years" after becoming New Zealand's leading one-day international run-scorer.

Taylor surpassed Stephen Fleming's tally of 8007 ODI runs by making 69 in an 88-run thrashing of Bangladesh in Dunedin on Wednesday.

The former Black Caps captain has 8026 to his name from 218 matches in the 50-over format for his country and is optimistic there is plenty more to come.

"I definitely would have taken that when I played my first match donkey's years ago," said Taylor, who turns 35 next month.

"If you play long enough I guess these records come along but it's nice to set the bar for the next guy. 

"I'm still enjoying myself and hopefully I've still got a few years in me."

Fleming praised Taylor after losing his record to his former team-mate.

He tweeted: "Congratulations @RossLTaylor amazing last 18 months and stellar career to date. Great player that I hope will set the bar high for the next. Well deserved and good luck over the next few months."

Victory for New Zealand sealed a 3-0 whitewash over the Tigers.

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.

All Blacks and Highlanders loose forward Liam Squire will leave New Zealand at the end of the season to join Japanese club NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes.

Squire has played 23 Tests for New Zealand and has agreed to a two-year deal in Japan.

The 27-year-old, a veteran of 44 Super Rugby games, said he was keen to leave the Highlanders on the back of a successful season.

"It seems like the right time to go. I have really loved my time in New Zealand with the Tasman Mako and in particular down here with the Highlanders," Squire said in a statement on Monday.

"It's a club that gave me a chance and I appreciate the support I have had in the south. I am certainly keen to have a really good last season with the guys."

Squire made his Test debut against Wales in June 2016 and quickly established himself as a regular for the world champions.

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen is excited by what Squire will bring to his team in 2019, particular with the Rugby World Cup starting in September.

"Liam has grown into an outstanding rugby player since coming into the All Blacks in 2016 and we again look forward to seeing how he goes this year," he said.

"His physicality, pace and skills are a real point of difference and he's a really well-rounded player.

"We wish him all the best for his Japanese adventure next year."

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has agreed a new deal with the Super Rugby champions through the next two seasons.

Robertson has been in charge of the side since the 2017 campaign and has led the team to back-to-back titles.

The former New Zealand international had been considered as one of the favourites to replace All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, who will step down after this year's Rugby World Cup.

But Robertson, who won 23 caps for his country, has put a question mark over that possibility by committing his immediate future to the Crusaders.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to continue to lead a group of incredible players, alongside a coaching staff and management group who are passionate about what we do and the organisation we represent," Robertson said.

"My family and I are really settled here and when my wife Jane and I talked about it, this is ultimately where we wanted to be. 

"I had already signalled my commitment to New Zealand Rugby and this 2019 campaign with the Crusaders, but this announcement ensures I can now focus on the task at hand and move forward with certainty around my coaching future.

"It's a huge honour to lead this team and I'm thankful for the support I have been shown by New Zealand Rugby, the Crusaders board and the team, in extending my time with the club."

Robertson, who won three straight Super Rugby titles and four overall during his playing days with the Crusaders, coached New Zealand's Under-20 side to World Championship glory in 2015.

The 44-year-old became the first man to win a Super Rugby as a player and coach, and his side beat the Blues 24-22 in their season opener on Saturday.

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.

Crusaders and New Zealand prop Owen Franks will join Northampton Saints after the Rugby World Cup.

Franks has gone on to rack up 106 caps for the All Blacks since making his debut a decade ago, winning the World Cup twice along the way.

The 31-year-old, one of the best props of his generation, has also made more than 150 Super Rugby appearances for the Crusaders after breaking into the side in 2009.

Franks will join his brother, Ben, at Franklin's Gardens after attempting to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for a third time in Japan.

"I'd like to thank Chris Boyd [Saints director of rugby] and Northampton Saints for showing faith in me and giving me this opportunity to come and play in the Premiership," said Franks.

"I've always taken a keen interest in northern hemisphere rugby so I'm looking forward to coming to the UK and proving myself, while the prospect of playing at Franklin's Gardens in front of Northampton's passionate supporters is hugely exciting for me and my family.

"I'd also like to thank the NZRU and the Crusaders for their continued support, and for allowing me to live out my dream."

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen hailed Franks' professionalism during what has been a stellar career.

"Owie is one of the most professional players I've had the privilege of coaching. The standards he sets for himself - and others - are exemplary." said Hansen.

"His unbelievable commitment to his preparation, on-field and gym training, diet and his game is there for all to see, and inspires others.

"He has done this from the first time he made the All Blacks in 2009, has continued that throughout his whole career, and his achievement in reaching 106 Tests to date reflects that."

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.

New Zealand held on for a four-run victory in Hamilton to wrap up a 2-1 Twenty20 series win against India.

The Black Caps had won the opener in Wellington before being pegged back by the tourists in Auckland.

But Colin Munro (72 off 40) put in an impressive shift as the hosts posted 212-4 and the target proved just beyond the reach of India, who won last month's ODI series between the sides.

Munro and Tim Seifert (43) combined for 80 runs for the first wicket as India found New Zealand difficult to break down, but both men were ultimately dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav.

Kuldeep was India's star performer with ball in hand, taking 2-26 from his four overs.

The India innings got off to a far from ideal start, with Shikhar Dhawan (5) caught off the bowling of Mitchell Santner (2-32 off three overs) just five balls in.

Santner was also responsible for breaking India's most fruitful partnership when he saw off the tourists' top scorer Vijay Shankar (43).

Rohit Sharma (38), Rishabh Pant (28) and Hardik Pandya (21) all helped India into a position from which they could challenge for the victory, but MS Dhoni could only manage two on his 300th T20 appearance and things did not go their way in the final over.

Needing 14 off the last four deliveries, Dinesh Karthik (33) refused a single, much to Krunal Pandya's (26) frustration, and he showed his own dissatisfaction after taking the single from the next.

Krunal's straight drive for the boundary then found the stumps at the bowler's end and the match was beyond India at that point.

South Africa and New Zealand will give the Windies their final look at what they can expect ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019 when the Caribbean side battles them in International Cricket Council (ICC)-sanctioned warm-up games. 

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.

Rohit Sharma blasted a brutal half-century after Krunal Pandya starred with the ball as India beat New Zealand by seven wickets at Eden Park to set up a Twenty20 series decider.

The tourists were hammered by 80 runs in the first match of the series in Wellington but responded impressively in Auckland on Friday.

Pandya (3-28) struck three times in quick succession to reduce the Black Caps to 50-4, but Colin de Grandhomme (50 off 28 balls) and Ross Taylor got Kane Williamson's side up to 158-8.

That was not enough to seal the series, though, as captain Rohit (50 from 29) produced a fierce onslaught to become the leading run-scorer in T20 internationals and Rishabh Pant (40 not out) hit the winning runs with seven balls to spare.

Tim Seifert - who made 84 in Wellington - was unable to repeat his heroics from the first match of the series, edging Bhuvneshwar Kumar behind to fall for only 12 before Pandya came to the party.

The spinner removed Colin Munro and Daryl Mitchell followed in controversial fashion in the same over, given out leg before following a review when there appeared to be an inside edge.

Pandya also trapped captain Williamson leg before, but De Grandhomme flexed his muscles as he and Taylor put on 77 for the fifth wicket - the all-rounder striking four sixes in a powerful knock.

De Grandhomme took 16 off three balls from Yuzvendra Chahal and struck Pandya for back-to-back sixes before falling to younger brother Hardik Pandya, then Taylor (42) was run out as New Zealand lost momentum.

Rohit took no time to get his eye in under the lights when India began their run chase, smashing Lockie Ferguson's first ball over the deep midwicket boundary before also setting about Scott Kuggeleijn.

The India skipper moved to 50 from only 28 balls but fell in the next over when he pulled a short ball from Ish Sodhi straight to Tim Southee at deep midwicket.

India were 88-2 when Shikhar Dhawan (30) was bounced out by Ferguson, but Pant - who struck a six and found the ropes four times - and MS Dhoni (20no) saw them home with ease, setting up a winner-takes-all showdown in Hamilton on Sunday.

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