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  • 11:15 PM IST

    BAN win: Bangladesh complete a sensational 5-wicket win over New Zealand. In the end the unbeaten 72-run stand off just 60 deliveries between Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur was enough to take Bangladesh over the line. Mahmudullah finished with 46 off 36, while Mushfiqur scored run-a-ball 45. Also, Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Rahman made hefty contributions of 65 at the top of the batting line-up. However, New Zealand will finish the series with 12 points, two ahead of Bangladesh from their four matches. Here’s our match report: Bangladesh stun New Zealand with 5-wicket win in Ireland tri-series, Match 6

  • 10:50 PM IST

    BAN still in it: Bangladesh have given themselves a good chance to win this match. they need just 28 from the final 5 overs and have 5 wickets in hand. If New Zealand can pick up a couple of wickets here, they will feel much comfortable. But this partnership metween Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah has been a superb one from Bangladesh.

  • 10:21 PM IST

    Shakib dismissed: Just when Bangladesh were looking to get on with things, Shakib has been dismissed for 19 off 32. Mahmudullah is the new batsman for Bangladesh and he along with Mushfiqur will look to take Bangladesh home. New Zealand will feel that they have the advantage at this moment. Bangladesh need 71 from the final 11 overs.

  • 10:14 PM IST

    BAN steady: After a series of wickets, Mushfiqur and Shakib have managed to steady the Bangladesh innings. However, they still need to get close to a run-a-ball from the remaining 12 overs to win. New Zealand will look to break this partnership at the earliest. If they do, they will feel that they are still very much in the game

  • 9:43 PM IST

    BAN collapse: Just like NZ did, Bangladesh too have lost a few wickets in quick succession. From 143 for 1, they now find themselves in trouble at 161 for 4 from 30 overs. Both Tamim and Sabbir scored 65 and Bangladesh lost Mosaddek for just 4. Mushfiqur and Shakib are at the crease now. They will need to bat really well to take Bangladesh home.

  • 9:08 PM IST

    Fifty for Tamim and Sabbir: Both Tamim Iqbal and Sabbir Ahmed have brought up their fifties and also the 100-run stand as well. New Zealand have not managed to get a wicket since the first over and are in desperate need of one at this stage. The required run-rate is just over 5 and at this rate Bangladesh are front runners to win this from here.

  • 8:33 PM IST

    NZ struggling for breakthroughs: Sabbir and Tamim have played extremely well and have also gone past their fifty stand. New Zealand need to break this partnership at the earliest as it is slowly beginning to threaten them. Tamim and Sabbir have made good starts and would not want to throw this away.

  • 8:02 PM IST

    BAN consolidate: Bangladesh have had no further hiccups since losing Sarkar in the first over. Sabbir and Tamim have played sensibly since then and will look to put on a big partnership here. New Zealand will however look to pick up wickets at regular intervals, which is the best way to cut the run flow.

  • 7:40 PM IST

    NZ strike early: Eventful start to the chase from Bangladesh. The first ball of the innings from Jeetan Patel is deposited into the long off stand by Tamim Iqbal. But the third ball from Patel results in a wicket as Soumya Sarkar perishes for a golden duck. This is just the start New Zealand would have hoped for after setting Bangladesh a target of 271.

  • 6:59 PM IST

    BAN need 271: Bangladesh will be happy with the way they went upon things in the latter stages of the innings, managing to restrict New Zealand to 270. At a stage, it looked as though New Zealand would get 300. Ross Taylor played a crucial role in the end, remaining unnbeaten on 60. However, it was fifties from tom Latham (84) and Neil Broom (63), which set up the innings for New Zealand. Mortaza, Nasir and Shakib finished with two wickets apiece. Here’s our innings report: NZ score 270-8 despite BAN’s impressive comeback in Ireland tri-series, Match 6

  • 6:31 PM IST

    Bangladesh on a roll: Bangladesh are picking up wickets in quick succession, which has put New Zealand under some pressure. Ross Taylor is still batting and he will be key if New Zealand are to reach a good score. Bangladesh on the other hand will look to bowl New Zealand out at the earliest.

  • 6:12 PM IST

    Anderson dismissed: In a big to get some quick runs, Coret Anderson picked the man at deep backward square leg, being dismissed for 24 off 32. He put on 45 runs for the fourth wicket after New Zealand had lost Latham and Broom in quick succession. Jimmy Neesham has come out to join Ross Taylor at the crease.

  • 5:58 PM IST

    NZ look to finish well: New Zealand have set a good platform for themselves, where they can get a score close to 300. Both Anderson and Taylor have played enough deliveries to get their eye in. Bangladesh on the other hand will look to dismiss these two at the earliest and restrict New Zealand to about 250-260, which will give them a real chance of winning the match.

  • 5:29 PM IST

    Latham dismissed: After playing so well, Tom Latham has been bowled by Nasir Hossain for 84 off 92. The ball somehow managed to squeeze its way through Latham, who might consider himself a tad unlucky. However, he had a couple of lives early in his innings, but will be disappointed to miss on yet another century. Corey Anderson has joined Ross Taylor at the crease.

  • 5:14 PM IST

    Broom dismissed: Just when he was looking to up the ante, Neil Broom sweeps one straight to Mortaza at square leg for 63 off 76. However, he played a huge part in the 133-run stand with his skipper Tom Latham, who is eyeing yet another ton. Ross Taylor is the new batsman for New Zealand.

  • 4:53 PM IST

    100 partnership: Latham and Broom bring up their 100-run stand off just 113 deliveries. Broom has also brought up his fifty off 63 deliveries and will eye a big score today. Broom and Latham have not taken many risks, yet have stitched a wonderful partnership for the second wicket after Luke Ronchi was dismissed early.

  • 4:19 PM IST

    Fifty for Latham: Skipper Tom Latham has continued his rich form and has brought up his fifty off just 51 deliveries. However, there was an interesting incident when Bangladesh appealed against Neil Broom for obstruction the field. Latham played the ball back to the bowler, but Mosaddek was momentarily blinded by Broom, who was at the non-striker’s end. The on-field umpires referred it to the third umpire, who found nothing wrong.

  • 3:59 PM IST

    NZ dominate: Bangladesh might have picked up the wicket of Ronchi, but Neil Broom and Tom Latham have played some exquisite shots along their way. New Zealand are going exactly at run-a-ball at the end of the 10th over and with some power-hitters to come down the order, they would have set their sights on getting a huge score on the board.

  • 3:35 PM IST

    Mustafizur strikes: Mustafizur Rahman dismisses Luke Ronchi for 2 off 5 balls. Ronchi looked to clear the in field, but the ball took the toe end of the bat. Shakib then comoleted an easy catch at cover. This is a good start for Bangladesh. Neil Broom is the new batsman for New Zealand.

  • 3:28 PM IST

    NZ off to brisk start: Tom Latham survived an early scare as he was dropped at square leg by Nasir Hossain: He has since timed the ball extremely well and is looking in excellent form. Bangladesh opening bowlers Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman are getting some movement, but have not been get the breakthrough in the early stages. They will hope to get the in form Latham as early as possible.

  • 2:58 PM IST

    Playing XI:

    Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

    New Zealand: Tom Latham(c), Luke Ronchi (wk), Neil Broom, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, James Neesham, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Jeetan Patel, Hamish Bennett

  • 2:51 PM IST

    TOSS: Bangladesh have won the toss and have elected to field first

New Zealand have remained unbeaten in this tournament © Getty Images
New Zealand have remained unbeaten in this tournament © Getty Images

Hello, good morning and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates for the sixth One-Day International (ODI) between Bangladesh versus New Zealand. This is Pramod Ananth, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and updates of the game. The match will be played at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin, and it will be an inconsequential clash as New Zealand have already clinched the series. The Kiwis, without some of their key players such as Kane Williamson, have remained unbeaten in this tournament so far and they would want to maintain their record in the last match of this sojourn. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs New Zealand 6th ODI at Dublin

New Zealand are coming off a massive win by 190 runs over the hosts Ireland in their previous match, and have also been bolstered by the return of some of their players who were busy in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Corey Anderson, Matt Henry and Adam Milne are some of the names that have been added in the Kiwis’ camp, which makes the New Zealand side even more formidable for this contest. The ongoing tournament is serving as a excellent opportunity for both New Zealand and Bangladesh as they will be headed into the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

On the other hand, with just one win in three matches so far, Bangladesh would want to get their act together and produce a strong show. A win in this match would be too much to ask for from a side that has perennially struggled outside the Asian conditions, but Bangladesh would aim to make an impact. After rain washed out their first match against Ireland, Bangladesh played and lost against New Zealand by four wickets in the next match.

Bangladesh registered a huge win when they hammered a hapless Irish side by a big margin of 8 wickets, with more than 130 balls to spare. This has been the only success that Bangladesh have tasted on this tour so far.

Squads:

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Shafiul Islam, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Sunzamul Islam, Subashis Roy

New Zealand: Tom Latham (c), Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi (wk), Neil Broom, Seth Rance, George Worker, Hamish Bennett, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Jeetan Patel, Scott Kuggeleijn, Henry Nicholls

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs New Zealand 6th ODI at Dublin

(Pramod Ananth is a reporter at Cricketcountry.com. He is a sport enthusiast and a keen observer of cricket, the contests, and its personalities. When not tracking cricket, he follows the world's soccer leagues and is somewhat partial towards Liverpool. His Twitter handle is @pramz)