Taylor inspires NZ to series win
BANGLADESH. . Ross Taylor hit a fighting hundred to help New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 79 runs in the third and final one-day internat...
Ross Taylor hit a fighting hundred to help New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 79 runs in the third and final one-day international on Tuesday for a 2-1 win.
The 24-year-old Taylor, who scored 103 for his third one-day century, carried New Zealand to a 249-7 in 50 overs before they restricted Bangladesh to 170-8.
Bangladesh were seeking their first series win over a major Test playing country before a 14,000 capacity crowd at the Divisional Stadium without luck.
Only Tamim Iqbal (35) batted with some authority for the hosts as paceman Kyle Mills initiated the slump by removing opener Zunaed Siddique (one) before Jacob Oram dismissed debutant Imrul Kayes and skipper Mohammad Ashraful in his five-over first spell.