Twitter Reactions: Williamson, Broom shines as New Zealand complete 3-0 whitewash

Neil Broom New Zealand
Neil Broom of New Zealand celebrates after reaching a half century. (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

Hosts New Zealand continued their domination over Bangladesh and completed a 3-0 whitewash by winning the 3rd and the final ODI quite comprehensively at the Hagley Oval in Nelson by 8 wickets with more than 8 overs to spare. Earlier in the day, Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and opted to bat first.

Both the openers Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal began in an impressive fashion but failed to score at a brisk pace. The duo chipped in with a century partnership for the opening wicket before Kayes was dismissed by Mitchell Santner in the 22nd over. Kayes fell for a well-made 44 but his partner Tamim Iqbal kept going.


Bangladesh lost 3 quick wickets and from 102/0 they slid to 141/4 in 30 overs with all top order batsmen back in the hut. Bangladesh never really recovered from the collapse and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Narul Hassan who made his debut in the previous match scored a quickfire 39 balls 44 lower down the order to propel the visitors to 236/9 in their allotted 50 overs. It was again a clinical bowling performance by the hosts with Mitchell Santner being the most successful bowler with figures of 2/38 in his 10 overs.

Chasing a moderate 237 to win, New Zealand got off to the worst possible start losing the man in form Tom Latham early. Martin Guptill to left the scene early after retiring hurt in the 3rd over of the innings. It was a big blow to the hosts but the batsmen coming after the openers ensured New Zealand reached the target without further hiccups and completed a 3-0 whitewash on the Bangla Tigers. Captain Kane Williamson and rising sensation Neil Broom both played terrific innings and shared a 179 runs partnership for the 2nd wicket.

While Williamson remained unbeaten on 95, Broom fell 3 short of yet another well-deserved century. Jimmy Neesham played some delightful strokes later in the day to wrap up the match in the 42nd over. Cutter specialist Mustafizur Rahman chipped in with a couple of wickets each.

Twitteratti was pretty active throughout the match and there were certain tweets which described the proceedings in the best possible. Here are some of the best tweets from the match.