Nelson - Neil Broom's maiden century and the self-belief of Kane Williamson
gave New Zealand a 67-run victory over Bangladesh to take the second
one-day international and the series in Nelson on Thursday.
suffered a dramatic meltdown when they were cruising towards what
should have been a comfortable victory after Broom's unbeaten 109 was
the only significant score in New Zealand's 251.
reached 104 for one in the 23rd over and were all out for 184 by the
43rd, losing their last nine wickets for 80 runs.
following New Zealand's 77-run victory in the first match, gives the
home side an unbeatable 2-0 lead with one match remaining, also in
Nelson, on Saturday.
With New Zealand's frontline bowlers
struggled for consistency at the start of the Bangladesh innings,
skipper and part-time spinner Williamson put himself into the attack as
the seventh bowler and claimed three for 22 with his looping off-breaks.
Williamson described it as a "satisfying" outcome given the pressure New Zealand were under.
bowled outstandingly on that surface and gave us nothing for a long
period of time. We certainly had to suck it up and Broomy did that and
played the match-winning knock."
Williamson added his bowling
effort was "a little bit fortunate. I was encouraged to bring myself on
and it was nice that it came off."
For Bangladesh captain
Mashrafe Mortaza there was no escaping that he had been let down by his
batsmen who he said should have chased down their target.
bowlers did a very good job. But I'm very disappointed with the batters.
One for 100 and then collapsing is obviously disappointing," he said.
triple strike was the breakthrough New Zealand needed after Imrul
Kayes, Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman had given Bangladesh a solid start
to their chase.
Tamim produced a quick 16 and Imrul (59) and Sabbir (38) kept the scoreboard ticking over at a constant rate.
after Imrul brought the 100 up with a huge six off Jimmy Neesham,
Sabbir was run out in bizarre fashion as he turned back going for a
single and both batsmen raced for the non-striker's end.
believed he lost the race and headed for the dressing room only to be
recalled when television replays showed Sabbir had grounded his bat
It was the start of the Bangladesh downfall with Lockie
Ferguson, who dropped a sitter from Imrul on 45, bowling new batsman
Mahmudullah for one with a yorker.
Williamson then entered the attack to remove Shakib Al Hasan (7), Mosaddek Hossain (3) and Tanveer Haider (2).
Nurul Hasan, standing in for injured wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim,
dragged the innings out with 24 before being the last wicket to fall.
Bangladesh, in an unorthodox reaction to losing the first ODI, injected three debutants into their side.
with Nurul, who capped his game with the smart stumping of Neesham and
two sharp catches, speedster Subashis Roy took the wicket of Mitchell
Santner and Tanveer took a catch to remove New Zealand's Luke Ronchi for
Ronchi (35) was the second best performing New Zealand batsman and featured in a 64-run stand with Broom for the sixth wicket.
New Zealand were sent into bat after Mashrafe won the toss and decided to make early use of heavily overcast conditions.
the time the clouds dispersed the New Zealand top order, with the
exception of Broom, were already out and the tail struggled to pick up
Mashrafe Mortaza led the Bangladesh bowling figures with three for 49.