Milne leads clinical bowling effort as Bangladesh fold for 171

Despite the outstanding 76-run effort of acting skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto, Bangladesh was bowled out for 171 in the third and final ODI, which was played on Tuesday (September 26) in Dhaka. Bangladesh’s batting was finished after 15.3 overs, and Adam Milne had added four further dismissals to Trent Boult and Cole McConchie’s two each.

Tanzid Hasan and Zakir Hasan of Bangladesh were bowled in the first three overs of the most recent ODI despite batting in a different order. Zakir was bowled by Milne, while Tanzid was given an outside edge by Boult for first slip. The bright beginning of Towhid Hridoy came to an end as Milne sliced a catch to cover-point. He produced three fours.

Bangladesh was brought under control by a rapid half-century stand between Najmul and the seasoned Mushfiqur Rahim, who each smashed two sixes while the former frequently hit boundaries. Rahim was attempting to play defence when Lockie Ferguson persuaded him to play the ball onto the stumps, ending the partnership. The Bangladeshi captain then scored 50 runs off of 55 balls with the assistance of Najmul and Mahmudullah, who together contributed 49 runs by evenly rotating the strike and occasionally smashing fours. Milne rejoined the assault to overcome this resistance and convinced Mahmudullah to approach the keeper.

Mahedi Hasan got things going with the help of a few boundaries before attempting to edge Boult’s slower ball behind him in a confined area. The visitors’ score dropped to 168/7 as a result of Najmul’s failed effort at a reverse sweep, severely endangering Bangladesh. Nasum Ahmed was made to go out by a stumping after McConchie trapped Hasan Mahmud in front of Rachin Ravindra to take his second wicket. Bangladesh’s innings came to a conclusion when Milne removed Shoriful Islam in the 35th over, securing the game’s final wicket.

Brief scores: Bangladesh 171 in 34.3 overs (Najmul Hossain Shanto 76; Adam Milne 4-34, Cole McConchie 2-18) vs New Zealand.

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