Bangladesh's batting needs some serious improvements; in both the matches against New Zealand, they scored less than 200 runs; with the World Cup right around the horizon, it's not a very healthy indication. As far as the final ODI is concerned, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first.
They lost a few early wickets and got caught in the same trap. Adam Milne was the leading wicket taker, he took 4 wickets in 6.3 overs and gave away 34 runs. Watch the entire 3rd ODI match highlights below: New Zealand's strong bowling efforts restricted Bangladesh to 171/10 in 50 overs.
New Zealand batsmen's took no pressure and began their innings smoothly, they lost 2 wickets together, but that didn't slow their run rate, which further allowed New Zealand to chase the total in 34.5 overs. New Zealand won the match and the series; both teams will now face each other next in the World Cup.
Post Match Interviews
Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh's captain)
"Our batsmen didn't score big despite everyone getting starts," Hossain Shanto said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com. "We are not too much worried about our batting.
If I had batted till the end, it would have been a different situation. We need two big partnerships, we couldn't today. Hopefully all batsmen take responsibility in the next match. Everyone's prepared well, looking forward to the World Cup".
Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand's captain)
"We are very chuffed," Ferguson said, as quoted by cricbuzz.com. "Some ups and down, the boys fought hard throughout, happy with the win. The way Bangladesh batted in the first 25 overs, we were under a lot of pressure.
Fortunately we picked up wickets. This week has been about winning the series, we have had a good week. We are always building as a team towards what's next".