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Nafees, Shuvo star in a seven-wicket Bangladesh victory over New Zealand

cricket Updated: Oct 11, 2010 23:07 IST

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Shahriar Nafees smashed a brisk half-century and Suhrawadi Shuvo grabbed three wickets as Bangladesh raced to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the third one-day international on Monday.

The left-handed opener cracked 13 fours in his 73 to help Bangladesh achieve a 174-run target with 10 overs to spare for a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Left-arm spinner Shuvo, playing only his fifth one-dayer, finished with 3-14 off 10 disciplined overs to restrict the tourists to a modest total after the hosts elected to field on a slow track.

Bangladesh, who won just one of their 17 one-day internationals against New Zealand before this series, were put on course for victory by Nafees and Imrul Keyes who added 127 for the opening wicket in 24.2 overs.

Kayes hit four boundaries in an 83-ball 50, his sixth half-century in one-day internationals, before becoming off-spinner Nathan McCullum's second victim of the innings. Middle-order batsman Ross Taylor earlier top-scored for New Zealand with a fighting 62 not out off 72 balls with the help of four sixes, including two in an over from seamer Rubel Hossain.

Brief scores: New Zealand 173 (42.5 overs) lost to Bangladesh 177/3 (40 overs). Bangladesh won by seven wickets.

Duminy sets up win

Kimberley: JP Duminy hit 96 not out, the highest score by a South African in a Twenty20 international, and it proved just enough to secure a 2-0 series victory against Zimbabwe at the Diamond Oval. Duminy propelled South Africa to an imposing 194 for six in 20 overs but Zimbabwe made a spirited reply before losing by eight runs on Sunday. Brendan Taylor and Chamu Chibhabha both hit 59 as Zimbabwe raced to 122 for one with seven overs remaining. The left-hander made his runs off 54 balls, with his last 46 scored off just 17 deliveries, as South Africa scored 67 off the last five overs of their innings.

Brief Scores: S.Africa 194/6 (20 overs), Zimbabwe (186 all out)