NZ Clean Sweep
31 Dec 2007
By: Archie Mac
A flogging, Humiliating, a cricketing lesson, take your pick to describe the Black Caps chasing down a target of 93 in just six overs.
Daniel Vettori won yet another toss, and on what looked like a slow pitch inserted the out of form visitors. After a tight start Kyle Mills removed Junaid Sidduque for just one (3-1). The following partnership between Tamim Iqbal (13) and Captain Mohammad Ashraful (25) of 38 turned out to be the highest partnership of the match.
Chris Martin then claimed both batsman and reduced Bangladesh to 44-3, despite a fighting 19 by Aftab Ahmed the Bangladesh team had no answer to Vettori who claimed 5-7, cleaning bowling three and having another stumped, and in the process becoming the highest wicket taker for New Zealand in ODI cricket.
All out for 93, the Bangladesh players probably thought their day could not become any worse!
Brendan McCullum then went berserk smashing 80 from just 28 balls including 9 fours and six sixes. The inform Jamie How hardly facing a ball, in one of the most one sided contests in living memory.
Mohammad Ashraful 25, Aftab Ahmed 19
Daniel Vettori 5-7, Kyle Mills 2-27, Chris Martin 2-21
New Zealand 95-0 (six overs)
Brendon McCullum 80* Jamie How 7
Cricket Web Man of The Match = Daniel Vettori