New Zealand skipper Tom Latham has scored a century to lead his side to a five-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the second ODI on Tuesday. With this win, New Zealand has sealed the three-match series 2-0. In pursuit of a 271-run total, Latham played a match-winning knock of 110 runs off 108 balls, including 10 fours.
New Zealand got off to a decent start. However, the openers couldn’t stay for too long. New Zealand had lost three wickets for just 53 runs in 11 overs. In-form batsman Devon Conway then steadied the ship, scoring 72 runs off 93 balls. He stitched a valuable 113-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Tom Latham, before the former got out in the 34th over. The skipper made sure he plays till the end and take the team home.
Earlier, Bangladesh compiled 271 runs in the first innings. Skipper Tamim Iqbal led from the front with the bat but unfortunately got out after making a valuable 78 off 108 balls. Soumya Sarkar and M Rahim played valuable cameos with 32 and 34 respectively.
However, it was Muthin how gave the side the late flourish and take the team to a competitive score. He scored 73 runs off 57 balls, including 6 fours and 2 sixes. The total, though, didn’t prove to be enough in the end.
With this win, New Zealand now leads the series 2-0. The third and final game will be played on Friday at Basin Reserve in Wellington. After the ODI series, both sides will take on each other in a three-match T20 series, starting on Sunday.