New Zealand claim series

DUNEDIN: New Zealand continued their dominance over Bangladesh with a five-wicket win in the second one-day international.

The win gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead with one match to go.

Bangladesh scored 183-3 which New Zealand surpassed in just 27.3 overs. Ross Taylor (78) and Martin Guptill (32) were the main contributors with the bat for the home side.

Shafiul Islam (3-49) was Bangladesh’s chief wicket-taker claiming the scalps of Brendon McCullum, Taylor and Broome. Rubel Hossain took the other two but conceded 68 runs in the process. The fact Bangladesh made it to a semi-respectable total was only due to the sterling efforts of Mushfiqur Rahim (86) and Naeem Islam (43), who set a Bangladesh record with a seventh-wicket stand of 101.