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Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Jeetan Patel Joins ODI Squad

29 December, 2016 8:59 AM
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Bangladesh vs New Zealand: Jeetan Patel Joins ODI Squad

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said the selection of Jeetan Patel was made keeping in mind the conditions at Saxton Oval and the number of left-handers present in the Bangladesh line-up

New Zealand have named off-spinner Jeetan Patel in the squad ahead of the third and final one-day international against Bangladesh in Nelson on Saturday.

Coach Mike Hesson said the selection of Patel was made keeping in mind the conditions at Saxton Oval and the number of left-handers present in the Bangladesh line-up.

"With the slow nature of the Saxton Oval surface and the number of left handers in the Bangladesh line-up, we feel Jeetan will be a good option to have for the final game.

"He's been bowling very well for the Wellington Firebirds in the McDonald's Super Smash and will be a welcome addition to the squad."

Meanwhile, Neil Broom struck his maiden century, helping New Zealand register a 67-run victory over Bangladesh to win the second one-day international and the series in Nelson on Thursday.

Bangladesh suffered a dramatic meltdown when they were cruising towards what should have been a comfortable victory after Broom's unbeaten 109 was the only significant score in New Zealand's 251.

The tourists reached 104 for one in the 23rd over and were all out for 184 by the 43rd, losing their last nine wickets for 80 runs.

The win, following New Zealand's 77-run victory in the first match, gives the hosts an unbeatable 2-0 lead with one match remaining.

Source: sports.ndtv.com

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