8 Feb 2010

Black Caps wrap up series against Bangladesh with game to spare

6:40 pm on 8 February 2010

An innings of 78 from just 52 balls by Ross Taylor has guided the New Zealand cricket team to a five wicket win over Bangladesh, in the second one dayer in Dunedin.

Needing 184 to win, the Black Caps reached their target in the 28th over, with Taylor's innings including five sixes and six fours.

The New Zealand skipper Dan Vettori won the toss and put the tourists into bat and Bangladesh soon slumped to 25 for five, but recovered to make 183 thanks to a 101 run seventh wicket stand between Naeem (Pron Nye-eem) Islam and Mushfiqur Rahim, who top-scored with 86.

The win gives New Zealand the three match series, with game three in Christchurch on Thursday.