Black Caps complete whitewash
McCullum leads the way as Black Caps seal 3-0 series win
Last Updated: 31/12/07 12:16pm
Whitewash: Brendon McCullum and Jamie How
New Zealand have rounded off a series whitewash against Bangladesh in style after taking a 10-wicket victory in the third and final one-day international in Queenstown.
Set a target of just 94 runs by the tourists, the Black Caps' batsmen completed the victory in just six overs - the win being the quickest in one-day history.
Brendon McCullum led the way with 80 runs from just 28 balls, his prodigious hitting including nine fours and six sixes.
It was complemented by the efforts of captain Daniel Vettori - the left-arm spinner earlier taking five wickets for just seven runs to overtake Chris Harris as his country's leading wicket taker in one-day internationals.
Vettori was not the only bowler to make a contribution, however, with Kyle Mills claiming figures of 2-27 and Michael Mason also taking 2-21 as New Zealand tore through their opponent's batting order with the minimum of fuss.
It was Mills who struck first, removing Junaid Siddique for one after the opener edged the ball onto his stumps.
Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Ashraful then put together a partnership of sorts, the pair taking Bangladesh on to 41 by the 15th over before Tamim was taken at first slip by Scott Styris for 13 off a Mason delivery.
There then followed a middle-order collapse, with the next three Bangladesh wickets going for a mere three runs. Ashraful was the first to depart, becoming Mason's second victim when he was caught at fine leg by Jacob Oram after top-scoring with 25 runs.
Tushar Imran then fell for one after edging Oram to wicketkeeper McCullum, before Vettori claimed his first wicket of the innings when Aftab Ahmed was caught at short fine leg by Mathew Sinclair for 19.
New Zealand's skipper then carved his way through Bangladesh's lower order, bowling Shakib Al Hasan (10), Mushfiqur Rahim (0) and Mashrafe Mortaza (2), while Farhad Reza (12) was stumped by McCullum.
The Bangladeshi innings was then closed - with more than 12 overs to spare - when Mills claimed his second victim, Abdur Razzak being caught at third man by Chris Martin.