That is all we have for you from this series. New Zealand win the 3-match ODI series 3-0. The two teams now go on to play a 3-match Test series which begins from 28th February. Join in for that one. The first Test will be played at Seddon Park. It begins at 1100 local (2200 GMT). Until then, see you!
Victorious New Zealand captain for tonight, Tom Latham, says that the batting unit managed to get in partnerships and it was not a one-man show, which pleased him a lot. Is really happy to see Southee swinging the ball like he did. On New Zealand's improvement, Tom says that the challenge is to improve in all facets of the game. Agrees and admits that after taking a wicket, the bigger challenge is to keep taking more scalps at regular intervals.
Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza, admits that the boys are disappointed but looks at some of the positives, mentioning Sabbir's century at the forefront. Adds that in this game, they picked up wickets regularly till the 35th over, which was the second positive. But then laments the inability to fight back after Jimmy Neesham's onslaught.
MARTIN GUPTILL HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PLAYER OF THE SERIES for his 264 runs, at an average of 132. Says that it was a nice comeback after the injury break, putting up a nice couple of performances leading to a series win. Is looking forward to play the red-ball format now and sharpen his skills. On his World Cup chances, Guppy says that one has got to be positive and believe in oneself.
TIM SOUTHEE HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that it is nice to get out in the middle and contribute to a team win and a series win. Adds that he got plenty of time to rectify some of the errors identified from the India series. Admits that there is healthy competition amongst the seamers within the unit and that is helping the team overall,. Praises the batters for setting up the win which gave the bowlers some cushion to come out and take some wickets upfront. Ends by saying that every time he gets an opportunity to play for New Zealand, it is special.
Earlier in the day, New Zealand posted 330 runs on the board courtesy - fifties from Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor and Tom Latham. Martin Guptill missed out on a rare Kiwi record of scoring three consecutive centuries. But the total proved to be more than enough with the middle order stepping up. It was another poor outing with both the bat and ball from Bangladesh. Stay tuned for the presentation.
The Kiwi bowlers started right on the money and Tim Southee started throwing venom from the very first ball. He rattled the Bangladeshi top order and he was the pick of the bowler picking up 6/65.
A very comprehensive victory for New Zealand in the end. Sabbir Rahman's lone battle went in vain. The chase started in a very disastrous manner for the visitors. They lost three wickets in three overs and were on the back foot from there and kept losing wickets. At one stage it looked like Bangladesh will struggle to go past the 100-run mark when they were 61-5. But Sabbir Rahman had decided to make the most of the life he got when he was dropped on 0. He put a 101-run stand with Mohammad Saifuddin and made sure Bangladesh bow out with some respect. His maiden century along with Saifuddin's 44 and Mehidy Hasan's 37 took Bangladesh's total to 242.
Tim Southee to S Rahman, OUT! A 6-wicket haul for Tim Southee and he wraps up the Bangladesh innings. Short ball on the body. Rahman looks to pull this but gets a top edge to it. The bat comes off his hand. The ball lobs up, Southee gets under it and takes a simple catch. Sabbir has played his part but New Zealand win by 88 runs and take the series 3-0.
Tim Southee to S Rahman, OUT! Run out! Good length delivery outside off, Sabbir slaps it over mid off and wants the second. Rubel is half way down the track and tries to run back to the bowler's end. Santner from the circle gets to the ball and throws it to the non-striker's end. Southee takes the bails off and completes the formalities. The umpire takes it up and replays show us that Rubel was no where in the picture.
END OF OVER: 47 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | BAN: 241/8
Mustafizur Rahman is the last man in.
The umpire has taken a run out appeal upstairs. Look's out but the umpire takes no chances.
T Boult to R Hossain, In the air but safe. Good length delivery on middle and off, Hossain looks to flick but gets a top edge. It goes behind point and they get a couple.
T Boult to R Hossain, On a length outside off, Hossain opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man for a single.
T Boult to S Rahman, Full on off, Rahman pushes it towards long off for a single.
T Boult to S Rahman, Bouncer. On middle and leg, Sabbir ducks underneath it.
T Boult to S Rahman, Full on middle and leg, Sabbir hits it to the fielder at mid on.
T Boult to R Hossain, On middle and leg, Rubel flicks it away towards mid-wicket for a single.
END OF OVER: 46 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | BAN: 237/8
Rubel Hossain is in at no. 10.
Tim Southee to M Hasan, OUT! What a catch by Guptill! Five wickets for Tim Southee! Fuller ball outside off, Hasan gives room and looks to slice this. He gets a top edge which flies behind Guptill at point. The Kiwi hares behind it, dives and takes a one-hand blinder. Mehidy's fighting knock comes to an end.
Tim Southee to M Hasan, WIDE! Southee bowls this down the leg side, Mehidy looks to flick but misses. The umpire signals it as wide.
Tim Southee to M Hasan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Hasan looks to pull but gets a top edge and the ball races away to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
Tim Southee to S Rahman, MAIDEN CENTURY. Sabbir gets to his first ODI century. Shorter in length, Sabbir pulls it to mid-wicket to get to his milestone.