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scored 96 and Naeem Islam made
63 to help Bangladesh win the third
and final one-day international by
four wickets and the series 3-0
against New Zealand yesterday.
Chasing a target of 308 to win,
Nasir Hossain added 44 not out as
Bangladesh eased to victory by scor-
ing 309-6 with four balls to spare.
Mominul Haque contributed 32.
Mitchell McClenaghan finished
Rahman, playing just his second
one-day international match, got
close to his maiden century but a
slower delivery from Corey Anderson
induced him to edge to wicketkeeper
Luke Ronchi as he missed the ton by
He struck seven fours and four
sixes in his 107-ball knock.
Rahman's total kept Bangladesh
on course when they set out in their
chase of the big score posted by the
visitors. They had never beaten a top
side when facing the challenge of
more than 300 runs though did man-
age the feat against Zimbabwe. Its
highest chase came against India in
2012 when it chased down 293.
Rahman, however, kept the
required run rate in check and togeth-
er with Ziaur Rahman gave the team
a solid base by adding 61 runs for
the opening stand. Ziaur made 22.
Mominul Haque hit four fours in
his 32 runs before he gave a return
catch to Anton Devcich.
New Zealand fought its way back
into the game when they got rid of
Mushfiqur Rahim courtesy of Nathan
McCullum immediately after the dis-
missal of Haque.
Naeem Islam and Rahman later
added 75 runs for the fourth-wicket
stand to deal the Kiwis a further blow.
Islam smashed 63 off 74 balls with
five boundaries before being run out.
But Hossain then held together
the innings while Sohag Gazi sealed
the victory by hitting a boundary
against McClenaghan. Hossain was
unbeaten on 44, which included five
fours and a six.
Earlier, Ross Taylor scored an
unbeaten 107 and Colin Munro made
85 to help New Zealand reach 307-
5. Devcich added 46 while Tom
Latham scored 43 to give the visitors
a solid base against a struggling
Bangladesh team at Khan Shaheb
Osmani Ali Stadium, which hosted
international cricket for the first time
in seven years.
After Bangladesh won the toss and
asked New Zealand to bat first, Mah-
mudullah returned figures of 2-36,
while Hossain, Gazi and Mashrafe
Mortaza claimed one wicket each.
Taylor hit his eighth ODI century
off 93 balls with nine boundaries
and three sixes. Munro made his total
off 77 balls with seven fours and two
Munro and Taylor added 130 runs
in a fourth-wicket stand.
Munro's innings swung the
momentum toward the Kiwis, who
were struggling on 101-3 at one stage.
Munro attacked Bangladesh bowl-
ing from the start, but the aggressive
approach was also his downfall when
a century appeared imminent. He
looked to reverse hit a Mahmudullah
ball but the extra bounce got him
After the dismissal of Munro, Tay-
lor came out of his shell to launch
a spectacular attack.
He gained the momentum when
hitting two fours off a Razzak over
and then hit three sixes in a row
His attacking knock helped New
Zealand amass 73 runs in the last
Bangladesh came into the game
with one change to the team that
played the second ODI, bringing
Ziaur Rahman in for Tamim Iqbal,
who complained of abdominal pain.
New Zealand made four
changes, replacing Brendan
McCullum, Tim Southee, James
Neesham and Hamish Rutherford
with Munro, Adam Milne, Ronchi
Kyle Mills led New Zealand after
McCullum was ruled out with back
Bangladesh wins 3rd ODI, series 3-0 vs NZ
Hot Spot could be set for a late
entry into the upcoming Ashes
series alongside a trial for an
enhanced DRS, including Real Time
Snicko technology, having previ-
ously been jettisoned after talks
between its inventor, Warren Bren-
nan, and Cricket Australia broke
down over the cost of the system.
Now, however, the two parties are
reported by the Sydney Morning
Herald to have reopened negotiations
less than three weeks before the
Ashes resumes with the introduction
of Real Time Snicko, which is also
part of Brennan's company BBG
Sports, being pushed forward for
full-scale use. The enhancement was
trialled behind the scenes during the
previous Ashes in England, but was
not part of the available DRS process
which was the centre of much con-
troversy during the series.
Most of that stemmed from the
reliability of Hot Spot which
appeared to not detect a number of
thin edges with the third umpires
using evidence from the stump
microphones instead. Under the cur-
rent DRS protocols, Snicko cannot
be used due to the time it takes to
match up the audio with the pictures
but the Real Time version makes
this an almost instant process.
Earlier this year Brennan said: "I
am hopeful that it would improve
fine-edge detection dramatically. On
most occasions, you are going to
have the Real Time Snicko and Hot
Spot agreeing with another. So the
third umpire will now have two
points of reference. There can be
more consistency that way."
Although confidence in the DRS
was dented during the Ashes series
in England---which also sparked the
controversy over taped bat edges
which angered the England team -
both sides remain two of the
strongest supporters of using the
review system and the boards are
understood to be open to the upgrad-
David Saker, England's bowling
coach, still believes more correct
decisions are made. "Obviously over
the English summer, a few things
went a little wrong with it,'' he said.
"But the majority of the time, they've
got more decisions right than wrong
---so I'm a big supporter of it.'
"I think if we can get as many
correct decisions as possible, it's bet-
ter for the game---not just for Eng-
land. The decision obviously will be
made by Cricket Australia, but I'd
definitely welcome it for sure.''
An enhanced DRS---which will
require approval from the ICC---
would bring the role of the third
umpire back to the fore. It has been
suggested that because of the key
position third umpires now hold in
the decision-making process, away
from the traditional line decisions
of run outs and stumpings, that extra
training is required and potentially
a panel of specialist TV officials to
support on-field umpires.
The back-to-back Ashes have put
pressure on the ICC's elite panel of
umpires because the majority come
from England and Australia which
makes them ineligible to stand in
the 10 Tests which began in July and
run until early January in Sydney.
Only four umpires---Marais Eras-
mus, Aleem Dar, Tony Hill and
Kumar Dharmasena---are available
for the Test matches and are rotated
through the on-field and TV roles.
There have been talks about selecting
from the international panel of
umpires, the level below the elite, to
ease the burden and Billy Bowden,
who was demoted earlier this year,
has been the name mentioned.
The plans for Pakistan's proposed
limited-overs tour of South Africa
in November have been scrapped
due to the PCB's ongoing legal exis-
tential crisis that has prevented
them from making a commitment
to the tour. The short series was
planned during a two-week window
in November after the two sides
wrap up their current bilateral series
in the UAE on November 15.
The PCB currently has no board
chairman or any kind of body running
its affairs, after the Islamabad High
Court suspended chairman Najam
Sethi and the five-member Interim
Management Committee (IMC) on
Thursday, until at least after the
weekend. Cricket South Africa (CSA)
had requested the PCB to confirm
the tour at least two weeks prior to
its commencement, in order to sort
out the logistics. However, the PCB
finds itself unable to sanction the
tour, since its top decision-making
officials are suspended for an indef-
Sethi said that CSA had offered
the PCB US$1.5million to host them.
"CSA had offered us to play a short
series in South Africa. But due to the
ongoing legal crisis in the PCB, we
cannot extend discussions with
them," Sethi said in his program
Aapas Ki Baat in Geo News.
"The day I had started working on
the proposal by CSA, the court sus-
pended me and the IMC, so the idea
could not materialise."
The tour was suggested after the
original itinerary of India's tour of
South Africa was altered. The seven
ODIs were cut down to three, the
three-Test series brought down to
two, and the two-match T20 series
was scrapped altogether.
India will begin their tour of South
Africa on December 5, with the first
A Devcich c Razzak b Mahmudullah . .
T Latham cMushfiqur b Rubel . . . . .43
C Munro c Mushfiqur b Mahmudullah
C Anderson c Z Rahman b Sohag Gaz
TOTAL:(For5wickets) . . . . . . . . .307
Fall of wickets: 1-66, 2-82, 3-101, 4-
Did not bat: Adam Milne, Nathan
McCullum, Kyle Mills, Mitchell
Bowling: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza 8-0-
73-0, Rubel Hossain 6-0-38-1 (5w),
Sohag Gazi 10-0-67-1 (1w), Abdur
Razzak 9-0-57-1, Nasir Hossain 10-1-
33-0, Mahmudullah 7-0-36-2.
S Rahman c Ronchi b Anderson . . .96
Z Rahman c Milne b McClenaghan .22
MRahimcTaylorbNMcCullum . . . .2
Mahmudullah c Ronchi b
Extras:(4b,3lb,9w,7nb) . . . . . . . . . .23
TOTAL:(for6wickets) . . . . . . . . .309
Fall of wickets: 1-61, 2-126, 3-129, 4-
Did not bat: Mashrafe Mortaza,
Abdur Razzak, Rubel Hossain.
Bowling: Kyle Mills 8-1-55-0 (2nb),
Adam Milne 7-0-42-0 (2w), Mitchell
McClenaghan 9.2-0-69-2 (5nb, 1w),
Corey Anderson 10-0-56-1 (4w),
Nathan McCullum 8-0-44-1, Anton
Devcich 7-0-36-1 (2w).
To ss : won by Bangladesh.
Umpires: Enamul Haque, Bangladesh,
and REJ Martinesz, Sri Lanka TV
Umpire: Sharfuddoula, Bangladesh.
Bangladesh's Nasir Hossain, from left, Sohag Gazi, and captain Mushfiqur
Rahim celebrate after winning the third one-day international cricket match
against New Zealand in Fatullah, Bangladesh, yesterday. Bangladesh won
four wickets to seal a 3-0 series win. AP PHOTO
Hot Spot may earn Ashes reprieve
Pakistan's proposed tour to South Africa scrapped
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